One, Two, Three, Four… How Many Sessions More?

At the intersection between clinical practice and research, an important question has emerged: How much acupuncture is enough to provide results and have a lasting impact? Acupuncture is an effective treatment for many conditions, such as chronic pain or chronic depression, and one key to its success is receiving an adequate amount of treatment. My patients will often ask how often they need to come. In general, one acupuncture session isn’t enough to achieve enduring results; to ensure long-lasting effects, they need a larger “dose.”