This is a range of recommended treatment frequencies. The frequency of treatment is dependent on a variety of factors including health history, severity, season and/or climate, age as well as how your body responds to the first 1-3 sessions. The response to acupuncture varies greatly from individual to individual. Receiving acupuncture is a PROCESS that is closely dependent on treatment frequency as well as a life style – stress level, relationships, diet, exercise, sleep, hormones, etc.
We will discuss adjustments to your treatment plan depending on how you are feeling and if you re-aggravate your condition or experience a relapse in symptoms. These treatment frequencies are guidelines and flexible to your healing process.
Keep in mind that one of the most common factors that impedes your healing process is COMMITMENT to a treatment plan! If you do not come in, we cannot help you! If you commit to us, we are committed to supporting your healing.
Here is also an interesting take on treatment frequency courtesy of Circle Community Acupuncture outlining “types of clients”.
|10 out of 10 AKA
“at the end of my rope”
Daily until we see some change.
|7-9 out of 10
3x week for 2-3 weeks, then re-evaluate.
|5-7 out of 10
2x week for 2-3 weeks, then re-evaluate.
|Mild or long-standing issues
(3 mos – 1 year)
1x week for 8 -10 weeks, then re-evaluate.
2x week for 10 weeks or 3 x week for 7 weeks, then re-evaluate.
|Chronic stress (and related symptoms)
1x week during stressful periods and until stress subsides.
|Most other issues
1x week till 50% improvement, then every other week, then once a month.
|Wellness and Prevention
At least monthly and especially before travel, during seasonal changes, or times of higher stress.
|Gynecological including hormonal, menstrual pain and/or irregularity
1x week until a normal cycle is established, then every other week until patient experiences 2 normal menstrual cycles.This is followed by monthly –
the week before menses
|Chronic conditions with poor prognosis (ie. degenerative conditions- MS, Parkinson’s, diabetic neuropathy, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, arthritis, etc.)
1x week as general maintenance
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