How Fast Does Chinese Medicine Work?

How Fast Does Chinese Medicine Work?

How Fast Does Chinese Medicine Work?

Thinking of trying acupuncture? Most likely, you’ve already tried other treatments, and you really wanted to get pregnant, feel better, or be in less pain by now. Good news! Acupuncture is very effective and can most likely help you. To get the most out of your treatments and get back to living your life, it’s helpful to know how fast Chinese medicine works.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine work over time to support your health. Since we’re building a strong foundation one treatment at a time, the results aren’t always instant. Each acupuncture treatment makes positive changes in your body, though, and many people notice benefits right away.

If you just tweaked your back and are in sudden pain, come in for acupuncture as soon as possible. Acupuncture should have you feeling better after the first treatment, and, 4-6 treatments later, your pain could be gone. If you have pain from an older injury, it’s still likely you’ll start to improve after just 1-3 treatments. You may need to have more treatments, maybe 8-12 total, before chronic pain resolves, but it’s well worth the effort to have that nagging pain gone.

For longer-term issues like migraines, poor digestion or allergies, it’ll be best to commit to 3-6 months of weekly treatments. Along the way, you’ll notice that you just don’t feel as bad as often, and, eventually, those annoying symptoms fade into the background.

If you’re trying to get pregnant, acupuncture can start helping right away. Acupuncture reduces stress with just one treatment and can improve pelvic circulation and balance hormones in just a few treatments. Research has shown that for IVF patients, success rates can improve after just 9-12 acupuncture treatments! For some people, adding acupuncture can be the difference between a one-and-done IVF cycle, and a long, painful struggle with infertility.  

Learn more and schedule an appointment

Acupuncture works very well – and pretty quickly – for many people. Contact us today to learn how acupuncture can help you meet your goals so you get back to living the life you were made for. At Portland Acupuncture Studio, we have three highly skilled acupuncturists ready to help you on your journey. Contact us today to see how we can support you both on the path to building your family.  We are here to help you succeed. 

Established patients can schedule online, patients who haven’t seen us at Kwan Yin Healing Center call (503) 701-8766, or email us to schedule your appointment.

About Lisa Tongel

We are practitioners of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine specializing in fertility, IVF support, pregnancy care, reproductive health, and pelvic pain.