After the first consultation, most patients are advised to follow a course treatment. The duration of this always depends on the individual case, each patient presenting a different pattern. As a general rule, however, long-standing problems take longer to cure. In the Orient, patients with acute problems may be seen every day, but in the West this is usually impossible. After your first visit to the acupuncturist, you will usually be asked to return in a week’s time. After the complaint or illness has been improved, the patient is advised to return periodically for a checkup and to receive a treatment to prevent future imbalances.

Diet and Exercise
When the treatment has been completed, the patient may be advised about diet or exercise if these are relevant to the condition. Alternatively, the acupuncturist may suggest certain changes in life-style, if it is felt that there is another cause for the imbalance.

What Does It Cost?
The first treatment includes an in-depth evaluation and requires an hour to an hour and a half. Cost: $75. Follow-up treatments, depending on the type and duration, cost between $45 and $70.

What About Frequency?
There is no one on earth who could not benefit from receiving an acupuncture treatment at least once a month.