One treatment may be all that’s needed for an acute muscle sprain or onset of a cold. Pain due to repetitive stress, such as plantar fasciitis, TMJ pain, or carpal tunnel syndrome, usually requires 5 to 7 acupuncture treatments. Chronic back pain and sciatica type pain due to disk impingement can be successfully managed with an initial course of acupuncture, followed by a schedule of reduced monthly or quarterly treatments as needed. For stubborn digestive disorders, nervous system disharmony, edema, insomnia, tinnitus, headaches, and chronic conditions, you may need 7-13 treatments to resolve the condition. Wellness treatments are scheduled quarterly or monthly, for support with stress, allergies, seasonal changes, and general health.