How Often Should I Come See You?
Acupuncture works in a series of treatments. You can’t have your appointments too close together, but you can have them too far apart. Acupuncture works cumulatively. Each treatment will build on the one before. You may see slow progress at first, then all of a sudden you will start feeling better and stay better for longer periods of time.
To see the fastest results, I recommend two times a week for the first two weeks, and as long as your symptoms are improved and stay at that level between appointments, then we’ll back off to once a week.
When people tell me they tried acupuncture and it didn’t work, I feel bad. Because acupuncture is amazing and it does work. I then ask them how many treatments did you have? One or two treatments isn’t going to cut it. If you come for a treatment but before your next treatment a week later, your symptoms start to slowly creep back in, then we’ll be back to square one. You don’t want a sea-saw effect of your symptoms improving, then getting worse, then improving, then getting worse. I want steady improvement.
Once your symptoms are basically gone, then many of my patients do come in once a month for a “tune up”. I strongly recommend this. Why? Acupuncture is great preventative medicine. You don’t want to let something get out of hand-nip it in the bud. And besides, who doesn’t want more energy and less stress? Acupuncture is terrific at helping you feel more relaxed and energized.
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