How long will it take to get results with Acupuncture?
How long will it take to feel better? How long will it take your symptoms to resolve? How many treatments will it take?
These are great questions. I’ve seen patients need just one treatment, and I’ve seen cases that require more. It usually depends on how long the issue has been going on. For instance, new pain in the body can generally resolve with a few treatments. Something that’s been bothering you for years will probably take longer to resolve.
I often have to remind patients that this is natural medicine. And although sometimes my acupuncture treatments feel like magic, they’re natural medicine, and nature takes its time. Let's look at nature. You can’t plant tomato seeds and eat those tomatoes that night for dinner. Nature takes time to produce results. But there aren't any nasty side effects and your body will get back into balance eliminating other symptoms as well - a huge bonus!
I always try to make the changes you want to happen as quickly as possible. And there have been instances when one treatment is all it takes. But those are more the exception than the rule.
Every person and every symptom will respond differently. I will know how you will respond once we do a couple of treatments. But I’ve never needed to see patients more than once a week, and it’s not my goal to have you come once a week forever. Once your symptoms resolve, I typically advise you to visit once a month to maintain optimal health. Life knocks us out of balance every day, and acupuncture and herbal medicine can re-establish that balance and keep you healthy and feeling great. Make an appointment today and start feeling better!