Different conditions need different amounts of time to see a result. Treatment length varies on how long lasting and severe the condition is. If you have an acute or minor condition that has not been present for very long, usually 3 to 5 sessions will produce a result. More entrenched, chronic diseases usually need 10 or more sessions. If it is a life-long problem it could need maintenance for the rest of your life. Length of treatment also depends on how severe the problem is for you. On a scale of 1 to 10, if a problem rates a 5 or less, you could probably see relief in 3 to 5 sessions. If you rate a problem at 5 or higher, it will probably take 10 or more sessions. For chronic conditions, our practitioner likes to aim for 5 sessions and reevaluation at that time. It is usually evident by the 5th session whether acupuncture is working for you or not. If it is not, our practitioner knows of other practitioners who may be beneficial to you and is happy to recommend.