For most conditions a reduction in pain is noticed immediately during your very first session. The number of treatments needed to fix or correct the condition, however, varies significantly person to person. Several factors, including the severity of the problem and how long it has been there, are part of what determines how many treatments a specific symptom or condition will need. If we determine that acupuncture may be able to help you, then we will do a series of 4 acupuncture treatments to figure out your individual rate of response, and on your fourth visit we should be able to tell you how many sessions you will need.