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I had several sessions of acupuncture recently. Does anyone know how long the effects are supposed to last?

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Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: It will vary

Effects may be short term or longer lasting.
For persistent problems, i would recommend at least 6 sessions to determine of this will help your problem.

In brief: It will vary

Effects may be short term or longer lasting.
For persistent problems, i would recommend at least 6 sessions to determine of this will help your problem.
Dr. Valencia Porter
Dr. Valencia Porter
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Dr. Siranush Cholakian
Holistic Medicine

In brief: It depends

Patients may need only one treatment for multiple acute problems.
Some chronic conditions may need more treatments. Patient should feel better after each treatment.For lasting results I do combine acupuncture with other modalities .I also advise changes in eating habits, exercise, posture, rest patterns, bowel habits, .... Gentle changes in the lifestyle can add to yielding lasting result results.

In brief: It depends

Patients may need only one treatment for multiple acute problems.
Some chronic conditions may need more treatments. Patient should feel better after each treatment.For lasting results I do combine acupuncture with other modalities .I also advise changes in eating habits, exercise, posture, rest patterns, bowel habits, .... Gentle changes in the lifestyle can add to yielding lasting result results.
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
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