I don’t know how quickly or not you are going to heal, and neither do you until you have received treatment, so it would be totally unrealistic of me to say you need 3 or 10 treatments!
Acupuncture has an accumulative effect, it does not work miracles in one treatment (though I have seen this!). Keep in mind how long you have had the condition and how severe it is, a chronic back problem which has been present for many years, for example, will need more treatment than say someone who is suffering with an acute injury which happened this week!
My general advice is to have a min of 3 treatments, then after those we can assess where you are, this will then help us determine a plan whereby you can achieve a level of improvement which you are happy with. It is important when you do achieve your particular level (this could be 100% or perhaps you are happy with 80%) that we then determine whether you require a maintenance plan. If your condition is going to be constantly aggravated by your job or hobby then it would be sensible to plan a monthly or bi-monthly session otherwise your condition could worsen again. If however your condition or illness was a one off and is not likely to return then this would not be necessary.
Obviously all conditions are different and some people will gain a 50 to 60% improvement after just 1 treatment and others will need 5 or 6 before this happens. Acupuncture is a powerful therapy which works with your body to help it heal itself, we therefore need to give your body the chance it deserves to get this process in motion.