Acupuncture is a process. The frequency of acupuncture depends on how much support you need, and can depend on many factors. Chronic complaints will most likely need a longer course of treatments. Acute issues will most likely need fewer treatments, but may be bundled closely together. It is very rare for any acupuncturist to be able to resolve a problem with one treatment. On your first visit, your acupuncturist will suggest a course of treatment. Generally, a typical course of treatment for an uncomplicated problem is 6-12 visits and, while some folks will have immediate relief, most people notice an improvement within 4-6 visits.