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Patience is rewarded! A typical acupuncture regimen is two sessions per week to start and then spacing out the visits. But sometimes, ongoing weekly treatment can help intractable problems. It takes a willing patient (with patience.)
Two examples :
Patient 1. Severe nerve pain in her hands and her feet, a despondent and discouraged patient giving up on traditional medicine. But she was determined, and came in weekly for over a year. She is now vastly improved, not only clinically but in nerve conduction studies.
Patient 2: An Army Veteran, who had severe tinnitus and anxiety (they often go together.) He came in fairly consistently over a period of 2 years, and both conditions are under control. He stayed with it and reaped the benefits.
So, though weekly visits are not required, many people like and benefit from frequent treatment.