How many acupuncture treatments will you need?

By June 14, 2018Acupuncture

How many acupuncture treatments will you need?

Great new data compiled by ACUPROSPER gathered information from over 180 acupuncturists about how many treatments they estimate a patient will need for various conditions, have look: 

From ACUPROSPER:

How many acupuncture treatments will it take?

It can be difficult for acupuncturists to estimate the number of treatments it will take. I feel that this should be discussed more during our education.

Here are the guidelines I use to make this estimation, if you’d like to see.

Average treatment time for Acute Back Pain: 3 – 4 treatments

Average treatments for Chronic Back Pain: 8 – 10 treatments

Average treatment time for IBS / Digestive Symptoms: 6 – 8 treatments

Average treatment time for Migraine Headaches: 8 – 10 treatments

Average treatment time for non-migraine Headaches: 4 – 6 treatments

Average treatment time for Fatigue: 8 – 10 treatments

Average treatment time for Insomnia: 8 – 10 treatments

Average treatment time for Menstrual Symptoms: 8 – 10 treatments

Average treatment time for Anxiety & Depression: 8 – 10 treatments

Average treatment time for Chronic Injury or Pain: 10 – 12 treatments

Average treatment time for Acute Injury or Pain: 3 – 4 treatments

Average treatment time for Menopausal Symptoms: 8 – 10 treatments

Average treatment time for Fertility: 5 months

Average treatment time for Allergies: 6 – 8 treatments.

Average treatment time overall: 8 treatments

There is a wide range of how many treatments a patient might need dependent on their ability to be consistent with treatments and follow home care recommendations as well as the their health and their ability to find a qualified, licensed acupuncturist. At Integrative Acupuncture in Montpelier, Vermont, we’d be happy to help you achieve you health goals and are available for complementary consultations to discuss your condition.