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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.

How many acupuncture treatments will you need?

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

How many acupuncture treatments will you need?

Average treatments for Chronic Back Pain: 8 – 10 treatments

How many acupuncture treatments will you need?

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

How many acupuncture treatments will you need?

Average treatment time for Migraine Headaches: 8 – 10 treatments

How many acupuncture treatments will you need?

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

How many acupuncture treatments will you need?

Average treatment time for Fatigue: 8 – 10 treatments

How many acupuncture treatments will you need?

Average treatment time for Insomnia: 8 – 10 treatments

How many acupuncture treatments will you need?

Average treatment time for Menstrual Symptoms: 8 – 10 treatments

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

How many acupuncture treatments will you need?

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

How many acupuncture treatments will you need?

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

How many acupuncture treatments will you need?

Average treatment time for Menopausal Symptoms: 8 – 10 treatments

How many acupuncture treatments will you need?

Average treatment time for Fertility: 5 months

How many acupuncture treatments will you need?

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 and Williston, Vermont, we’d be happy to help you achieve you health goals and are available for complementary consultations to discuss your condition.