Acupuncture is very gentle. You can receive acupuncture treatments daily. For chronic and long lasting conditions, more frequent visits increase effectiveness. At the beginning of treatment the practitioner will recommend coming once a week. However, if you are able, more times in a week will produce quicker results. Once you have achieved your goals with acupuncture, maintaining what you have accomplished is also recommended. For health maintenance many people come once every two weeks or once a month. Ultimately, you need to decide what level of care you are willing to commit to.