The frequency of acupuncture sessions depend on the nature of condition being treated and the vitality of the patient. An acute condition generally shows certain degree of relief after 2 to 3 sessions performed within days. Some painful condition necessitates daily acupuncture over a treatment course provided that the patient has a robust constitution. Chronic conditions takes months or years to develop, and generally require anywhere between 8 to 12 weekly or twice-weekly sessions before signs of improvement are apparent. Degenerative conditions and repetitive strained injuries need regular maintenance sessions once acute symptoms are relieved.
Bear in mind that acupuncture is a natural medicine which helps the body making positive changes to restore equilibrium. One should not expect dramatic effect immediately. Generally a sense of energy boost and emotional calmness are experienced after 1 to 2 sessions.