This  will depend on the duration, severity, and nature of your complaint as  well as your overall health. A series of five to fifteen treatments may  resolve many chronic problems. Some degenerative conditions may require  many treatments over time. Chinese herbs can be very helpful to speed  this process along. Two treatments a week is not unusual with severe  symptoms, once a week is usual although your practitioner will set up a  protocol for your specific needs. Patients often experience the most  dramatic results in the first treatment. Some experience partial relief  or their pain or other symptoms. This relief may last for various  periods of time. The better you are at reporting results to your  practitioner, the better we are able to tailor your treatment plan.