Individual needs vary; acupuncture works cumulatively.
More frequent the treatments tend to result in more positive outcomes.
Acupuncture is a PROCESS. How many times have you picked up a prescription for 1 pill?
In China, it is common for people to come for treatments 6 days a week with 2 off for 6-8 weeks.
Most people do not need that much acupuncture. But a series of 1-3 treatments per week for several weeks is generally recommended. This is how the sliding scale fee system allows for more effective outcomes than private treatments at $75 per visit.
At the same time, a lot of us are like an old guitar string. We can get that string in tune, but it doesn’t stay that way for long.
Some people find that treatments once per week or twice per month work wonders as a tune-up or preventive strategy, and many simply learn to sense when an acpuncture treatment is needed.