Most patients will require at least a couple of treatments, depending on the condition and how long the person has been suffering.
If the condition is ‘acute’ (i.e. has ‘arrived’ quickly, like a sprain) then fewer treatments maybe needed. However many patients try acupuncture for ‘chronic’ conditions (i.e. which have worsened over a longer period of time) and these will often need more treatments to restore healthy functioning – we treat the underlying cause of illness to prevent it from happening in the first place, so often more time is needed for the body to accept it’s new pathway.