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How Long Does Acupuncture Last After Treatment?

Acupuncture is an alternative form of treatment that involves the insertion of very fine needles at specific points of the body to varying depths. People across the globe have embraced acupuncture treatment in San Francisco, owing to its efficacy in pain management, and in the treatment of other myriad health ailments.

Many people wishing to try acupuncture often ask the question – how long does the effect of acupuncture last? The answer to this commonly asked question is that the length of the time that the effect of an acupuncture session lasts depends on numerous factors. These include:

  • Nature as well as severity of the symptoms experienced
  • Duration of time the symptoms have persisted

Each human being is different, and the way he or she will react to acupuncture treatment is different too. In fact, the symptoms experienced by different people suffering from the same disease can vary, and hence the time taken to recover and heal also tends to vary person to person. The longer the person has had the symptoms, the longer will his body take to heal, and for the effects of acupuncture to kick in. This is due to the fact that the body gets acquainted to a certain nerve pathway that elicits pain over time. And, it can take a while to break this pattern. Some bodies may take longer to get used to the alternative pathway that is established via acupuncture, while others may get accustomed to it in no time at all. Also, acupuncture is a natural form of treatment, and aids the body in developing a new habit of healing which can take a longer time in case of chronic symptoms.

According to expert acupuncturists, once a new pathway is established, the patient can reap the effects of acupuncture for several months. Many patients claim to enjoy the benefits of a series of acupuncture sessions for nearly 12 months to follow.

How do you know that your acupuncture session was really effective?

According to medical practitioners, acupuncture used in conjunction with traditional medicine can hasten recovery dramatically. The response in some patients is quite quick and intense, while it is subtle in others. Some of the signs that acupuncture is working for you include, a change in sleep and digestion pattern. Patients also report:

  • Change in appetite
  • Mood swings
  • Change in bathroom habits
  • Fluctuation of symptoms

These signs indicate that the body is responding to the new form of treatment, and you will soon feel better. If you wish to try acupuncture to relieve pain, treat insomnia, or any other ailments, contact Anchor Acupuncture and Wellness today. Our experienced acupuncturists will diagnose your symptoms, and develop a customized treatment plan suitable to your body type. To know more schedule an appointment with us today.