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HOW OFTEN SHOULD ONE BE TREATED?

When treating most chronic illnesses, only one or two sessions of treatment is usually not sufficient to maintain stable results. Instead, one or more treatment courses of acupuncture may be required. One treatment course of acupuncture usually consists of 8~16 sessions, depending on the types of the ailments and the progress of the patient. After one course, if the illness is not completely recovered, then take a break of period and continue the next course of treatment. 

In general, the length of interval between two consecutive sessions or courses of acupuncture should be determined according to the individual differences of the illness, the constitution of the patient, and their responses to each session of treatment. For acute illnesses or those with excruciating pain, acupuncture can be applied once or even twice daily if possible. For chronic illnesses, usually once every other day or two to four treatments per week may be required. For those either with a good constitution or poor responses to acupuncture, it is better to have frequent sessions in a short period and conversely for those with a weak constitution or better responses.