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.

Affordable acupuncture

Not everyone can afford the £35-£45 fee for a private acupuncture consultation! Community acupuncture clinics offer the same standard of care, hygiene and effectiveness at a vastly reduced cost.

At Love Community Acupuncture, we run two clinics:

The private clinic at Bishy Road, where you see an acupuncturist one-to-one for a 45-minute appointment. At Bishy Road, we use a pay-what-you-can-afford model, and you decide what you want to pay from £20 – £35.

The multibed clinic at the University of York, where we run six treatment beds in the same large room, using towels and screens to protect your privacy. At York Uni, we charge a flat £15 rate.