How many treatments will I need?

Frequency and number of treatments depends on a few things, including the severity of your condition, how long you’ve had it, and whether you’re able to make any of the changes in your diet and lifestyle that we may recommend. Your acupuncturist will discuss all this with you at your first appointment. Some change is usually felt within 3-4 treatments, although occasionally just one or two treatments may be enough.

We usually ask you to come more frequently at first (typically once a week, or perhaps twice a week), reducing to once a week as your symptoms improve, and eventually scaling back to a ‘maintenance level’ treatment of once every, say, six weeks to two months – or signing you off altogether if we’ve fixed the problem.

Many people choose to continue with treatment even when their original symptoms have disappeared, as they enjoy the sense of relaxation and wellbeing that it gives.