How Many Acupuncture Treatments Will You Need?

This question of how many acupuncture treatments comes up all the time.  The answer has to do with many factors AND…

In general, 6-10 treatments will help significantly. 

Whether you seek acupuncture for chronic pain issues, digestion issues or women’s health issues like fertility, 

Acupuncture will generally improve your main complaint in a noticeable way after 6-10 appointments.


What You Can do 

Be sure to follow your acupuncturist’s advice on frequency of appointments.

This allows you to see results faster. If time and or money is low in the budget, you may need more patience with acupuncture. This is because you will get better, it will simply just take longer…

This is called the Slow Medicine-And-It Works!


Be open to your licensed acupuncturist’s suggestions on lifestyle factors such as diet, sleep and other tweaks that may help improve your main complaint.

Remember, you are paying this practitioner for their expertise.

They do have a Graduate degree in Acupuncture and are motivated to help you heal and to feel better.

So, open your mind and let the healing begin.


Other Factors to Consider

  • Age
  • Lifestyle 
  • Overall Health
  • Compliance (coming in as recommended)
  • Body mechanics (Are you re-injuring treated area with overuse activity)

Some respond better than others to acupuncture. Some prefer acupuncture more than others. This is true with all modalities. 

One thing I love about treating patients using acupuncture is that it is an individualized treatment and we are all so very different.

What works with one, does not always work on another.


Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc


Thanks for Reading!

Aleesha Ackerman is a certified and state licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in acupuncture. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hamline University. Aleesha owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture clinic for Pain and Women’s Health in Anoka, MN.

She became interested in acupuncture and holistic medicine when acupuncture cured her of debilitating migraine pain-many years after an auto collision with a semi-truck. Aleesha specializes in treating acute, chronic pain, digestion and Women’s Health by treating the root cause and by treating the whole individual. Women come to her everyday with Infertility, hot flashes, mood imbalance, low libido and low energy. 

Patients at Aleesha D Acupuncture report feeling cared for, listened to and are happy to get the much-needed pain and stress relief from their treatments!

Why wait? Start Your Relief Today- contact Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka today to schedule your appointment!


Feel Better, Move Forward

Aleesha D Acupuncture is located in historic downtown Anoka at 229 Jackson St.



This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, Dellwood, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Little Canada, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Mounds View, North Oaks, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

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