How many treatments of acupuncture will you need?

That is a common question people ask when they are inquiring about acupuncture or after they have begun treatment.

Unfortunately, I can’t give a definite answer.  Every person and every problem responds at differet rates.  It also depends on the person’s lifestyle and what is happening to aggravate the problem.  Some people feel better after acupuncture but then go back to bad habits and aggravate the problem again.

For example, a patient with a shoulder problem that is radiating pain into their arm from sitting incorrectly at a computer will respond well to acupuncture.  But, if the person goes home and continues to use poor ergonomics at the computer, the muscles will be aggravated and the pain flares.