By Sara Calabro
Acupuncture is not a one-shot deal. It works cumulatively, meaning one treatment builds on the next.
There are certainly instances of acupuncture producing immediate results. However, this is more an exception than the rule—and when it happens, the results tend to be short lived.
If you want lasting results from acupuncture, especially for a chronic condition, you must commit to the process.
This approach to healing is unfamiliar for Westerners, who are accustomed to instant gratification in most aspects of life, including healthcare. Being forced to adopt a long-term, cumulative perspective can be confusing and frustrating.
Sometimes us instant-gratification junkies need to be thrown a bone! Fortunately, there are several indications that acupuncture is taking effect—even if your primary symptoms have not yet resolved. When these signs appear, symptom relief typically is not far behind.
Here are six signs that your acupuncture treatments are working. Keep reading