I was out of town this past weekend for a wedding and while at the ceremony I met a lot of great people but also helped to answer their questions about acupuncture and Chinese medicine. The most common question that came up: how often and how long will I need to get acupuncture before seeing results?. Unfortunately, this is my most difficult question to answer and there isn't always exact timeline.
But after hearing this question so many times, I realized that the time commitment aspect involved with acupuncture is really important, but also unclear, to a majority of people. This week I sat down to try and organize an answer this question the best way I could. I broke it down into two different ways of viewing it: by levels and different types of common treatment plans.
3 Common Acupuncture Treatment Levels
Level 1: Pain Relief - Treating the Symptoms
Level 3.1: When Seasons Change
I'm sneaking this one in here. Have you ever felt slightly off and then suddenly realized its during a seasonal transition like from winter to spring? Just like the environment around us, our bodies react to the changing seasons. Seasonal acupuncture tune ups help the body to cope with shifting energy and emotions, changing temperatures, allergens, and increasing daylight or night time.
Different Types of Treatment Plans
Acupuncture treatments work cumulatively. Number of visits depends on the intensity and origin of the imbalance.
As a condition improves, the recommended frequency of treatment decreases. Acupuncture helps the human body function more efficiently so you can better manage stress, prevent and fight illness, and heal from injury. Together we will fine tune and customize your treatment to help you become happy, healthy, and balanced.
Any questions? Don't hesitate to email or call me!