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How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments will vary from person to person. Some people experience immediate relief; others may need a few visits to achieve results.

Treatment frequency depends on a variety of factors: your constitution, the severity and duration of the problem and the quality and quantity of your Qi(energy). An acupuncturist may suggest one to three treatments per week, or monthly visits for health maintenance and seasonal “tune ups.”

For acute conditions, you may only need a few treatments, and for chronic problems, you may need a few months of treatment. In China, 10 treatments constitutes one course of treatment. Instead of asking how many treatments do I need, the Chinese will ask how many courses of treatment do I need. When treating women’s health issues, related to menstruation, generally it is best to treat through three to six complete cycles.

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