In general, this will be dependent on the length and severity of the condition being treated.
For example, if you sprained your ankle yesterday and it is not severe, then a few treatments of acupuncture and maybe one bottle of herbs and you will be good to go. On the other hand, if you have been suffering with fibromyalgia or eczema for 5 or more years, it is going to take several months of acupuncture and herbal treatments to resolve the related symptoms.
In general, we can say for an acute condition you may require 3-6 treatments to observe an effect. For chronic disorders, 10-12 treatments may be required to observe effect.
We are not able to tell you how long treatment will take via phone or email. You will need to come in to our office and allow us to do an initial exam during which we talk over all your issues and concerns, and may need to do various orthopedic test and then we will be able to put together a treatment plan specific to fit your needs. This medicine is best when it’s personal and custom tailored to your needs.