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How often to get Acupuncture Treatment?

how often to get treated with acupuncture

We have often heard the question of how often should one get acupuncture treatment – this is usually a question asked by patients and they are still unsure on how acupuncture works.

The answer really depends on the skillset of the acupuncturist in question – but also on how serious the condition is, and how deeply it has affected the body, and if it has reached an established level, which needs to be corrected.

Sometimes 3 times a week is needed – sometimes once a week, and sometimes once a month (which is rare). Often once a week is what is required to get results, but usually the more often you see them, the better the results.

This is only because that many times, the body is forced to change its pattern, and starts getting used to the new pattern being introduced by the acupuncturist.

Next question is – will my acupuncturist know how many treatments I will need before I am cured of the condition?

This depends again on the acupuncturist’s skill and knowledge, as there are many systems of acupuncture, not all of them are effective for all problems and conditions. Most acupuncturists will repeat treatment until the condition is cured, but very few really ever know how many treatments it will take – but the more serious, the longer term it will be – and it will also depend on the patient, and how cooperative they are to receiving the treatment.

Remember that treatment is not only done by the acupuncturist – but also by the patient, when he is given instructions to follow to do at home, from lifestyle changes, diet changes and other things. This is perfectly needed, as you need to change your life pattern to create a permanent life change for your health.

Acupuncture getting more popular in NYC

acupuncture getting more popular in usa

In an article by the NY Times, there is a lot of talk on how popular acupuncture is becoming, despite the high costs of actually getting acupuncture treatment.

A lot of conditions are being treated with acupuncture – including fertility problems, diabetes, hormone problems, pain and serious migraines and a lot more – a lot of these conditions are not covered by insurance providers in the United States, and people are actively seeking and paying for this – of course, only one reason to really point towards, is that something must be working, that people pay for weekly treatments of $100+ a week.

It is essential that you pick the right acupuncturist for your condition and requirement – and also important to understand that not all acupuncture is equal – just because one acupuncturist is charging a lot less than the other, might just mean they don’t have enough knowledge and know-how for the condition, so you get what you paid for – but it is about consulting with the acupuncturist and seeing what feels right for you – we recommend looking at the top acupuncturists we have rated on our homepage here, for you to find the right one for you and your needs.

Acupuncture knowledge in the US various a lot, but the health and safety of the practitioners is strictly monitored and licensing is very tough, so you can rest assured that this is a safe way to see if you can find an alternative way to resolve your condition, or at least contribute towards resolving the condition.

Acupuncture is predicted to rise worldwide and it is rapidly rising in Europe, although still behind the US, with the most amount of users using and practicing acupuncture. Please see our blogs section for the latest on acupuncture and how to select your acupuncturist.

When is the Best time to Get Acupuncture Treatment?

time based acupuncture

Acupuncture has many variations and techniques – and yes, there are some systems of acupuncture that treat patients based on time of the day, as the theory is that the time corresponds to the organ time (that the organ is more active in that time).

But true acupuncture, at its highest level, can bypass this type of acupuncture and the doctor in question, makes whatever time available, to being the best time for the patient and the treatment – this is a very advanced concept and not widely understood; as simple as it sounds, it isn’t.

The time based acupuncture is based on what organ works in a very linear way – but advanced acupuncturist already know that this time based system is flawed because each person’s biological clock differs in many ways, and various with the process they are going through right now. For example, some people wake up early in the morning, and some people wake up later; already from this action alone, the biological clocks for each individual is different; and to calculate the true clock of the individual patient, will be done by the expert acupuncturist in question.

If you haven’t already read so, please see our post on the Best Fertility Acupuncturist in NYC – as the top acupuncturist there also practices the advanced form of acupuncture which is above time based systems.


Best Fertility Acupuncture NYC – Top Acupuncturist List

best fertility acupuncture nyc

The chart above is a presentation on the best fertility acupuncturists in New York city area – our top rated acupuncturist in the charts above is the Eastern Scholars Healing (  who practice a very advanced system of acupuncture, and track proven record of getting results for fertility and other health concerns.

This is not to say the other’s listed on the chart are not good, as they are part of the top available – but in terms of how advanced Eastern Scholars Healing acupuncture is, it is much higher, and requires a lot more practice, experience and knowledge to even practice compared to the normal fertility acupuncture that most practice today.

One of the most critical things in any medicine, be it western or eastern, is the ability to diagnose the patient, and what exactly is the reason why they are not fertile – this is not always clear, and most of the time, in acupuncture, the acupuncture doctors try to resolve it by limited diagnosis ability – this can be dangerous, or simply useless and time wasting for the patient – as the acupuncturist could be adjusting energy flow for something that is not even needed. 

Since the readers of our website are not acupuncturists, we will give an example which is easier to understand – in terms of how misdiagnosis can take place:

A patient says they have high blood pressure after checking their blood pressure on their left arm. They report this to the doctor, and the doctor agrees by checking the left arm – and prescribes strong medicine for this, and dangerous side effects. 

The patient has a feeling there is something not right about this, so consults another doctor – who then checks, not only his left arm, but both arms, and both legs, for blood pressure – and finds there is a clotting in the left arm, which artificially enhanced blood pressure levels only on the left arm – and the patient needs another type of treatment, not blood pressure lowering medicine!

This is a perfect example of misdiagnosis in a simple way – and the very reason Eastern Scholars Healing Acupuncture was chosen as the top rated acupuncture, for fertility/infertility problems, as well as other health conditions – as the advanced diagnosis system is not the same as the other acupuncture systems; even if it looks similar, if you pay attention, you will see a vast difference in methodology and duration of diagnosis methods.

The track record for successful pregnancy, in this system is also very high, as long as the patient also does what is prescribed to them (life style changes, keeping up to treatment appointments, and anything else) – it is the highest success rate compared to any medical system out there.



Does Acupuncture Have Side Effects?

Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, and the side effects of acupuncture are very limited, as the only real side effects should be the one intended by your acupuncture doctor – which is the results you are looking for – anything from being pain free, to an improvement in your condition.

That said, there are some cases where it should be mentioned that acupuncture can cause some side effects, which are not always wanted, and this is usually on very weak patients, or poor technique by the practitioner who treated you.

These can be mainly the hurting of points that were needled during treatment – but the pain is from improper needling – sometimes points hurt anyway, before needling, and this is a different thing, as this is pre-acupuncture treatment, and is not a side-effect (clearly).

The only other side effects for acupuncture can be short term pain sensations for patients with nerve damage – your acupuncturist will tell you that this is going to happen before they even start treatment, and will tell you roughly how long it will last – the pain occurs on nerve damaged patients (who cannot walk properly etc) because their nerves are being rebuilt with treatment – and the reactivation of the nerves causes them to sense and it feels like it is pain, but it is just a reactivation of the nerves – it goes away very quickly however.

Make sure you only see the best acupuncturists available in your area – if you are in NYC, then see our chart of the best acupuncture practitioners in NYC, on the homepage.

The video below explains the outline of acupuncture and it’s side effects:

How much can Acupuncture help with improving your Health?


It is often asked by people looking for healing, that how much can a certain method of healing help with curing the disease or just improving ones health to even better levels of health, and in term of acupuncture, how much can it help?

This is a very important question to ask, and to be curious about; and so is the answer to it.

Acupuncture is an ultimate medicine system – as long as the practitioner (Acupuncture Doctor) has the right knowledge and methodology, they will be able to help improve your health.

So the question comes – what is the right knowledge of Acupuncture, as there are dozens of healing systems within Acupuncture out there, that they all look the same to the untrained eye, the patient, who wants to just get better.

This is why we have setup this website to list the top practitioners of Acupuncture who do have the right knowledge, so it is easier for everyone to locate the one nearest to them – this list is currently being developed so you won’t see it just yet – but when it does appear, it will appear on our homepage here.

So is there a limit to Acupuncture?

There is no limit to what Acupuncture can heal – but the limit is in the practitioner and his sources of knowledge and experience. Just going to the right university or college is unfortunately not enough, because acupuncture systems are formed in such a way, that the more advanced systems are harder to understand and standardise to be taught in a university environment – even in China, this is equally difficult, and a lot of the golden knowledge has been lost – but not forever, as there are teachers who are now sharing their knowledge and spreading this healing system from the east to the west.

Even cosmetic acupuncture will see a rise in the coming years – and the invasive surgery will no longer be used – but not needling the face necessarily like some acupuncturists practice, as this is just trying to temporarily improve the facial skin – there are more powerful methods which strengthen the internal body, which in turn has a direct and dramatic effect on the outward appearance of the person.

For now, powerful herbal handmade soaps are designed to help you stop inflammation and stop hair loss – and has nothing to do with genetics that every secular doctor claims they know beyond theory – this is because of the obvious; we haven’t even traced the DNA and how it works, and this is why it is not really possible to just say, its genetics and there is nothing you can do about it.

What is Acupuncture?

Often people get confused when they think of Acupuncture, they usually just think of needles being stuck to blow energy flow – but acupuncture is not just as simple as that, although it does involve itself in unblocking energy, this is not the end all be all of acupuncture.

Acupuncture involves not only needles but herbs and holistic methods of health – this is how it originally was and should be practiced – as needling alone can only go so far; and when looking for real healing, one has to do everything they can, on all levels of life – from life style, hobbies, habits, thinking, other patterns, relationships and diet as well as the treatment being received (needling, herbs and moxibustion).

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Who are the Best Acupuncturists in NYC? Best Acupuncture in NYC

Finding the best Acupuncture practitioner in NYC can be tricky, as not all acupuncturists are the same; varying levels of knowledge, background and experience can make a huge difference on the treatment success rate.

Although the United States has great regulation on Acupuncture, and strict standards compared to many EU countries – especially in NYC (New York). To even be allowed to practice you need several years of theory and practical experience and then licensing – despite all this, this does not guarantee good treatment, or successful treatment of your condition.

Acupuncture has the ability to help all sorts of health conditions of the body, but not all acupuncture is the same – as experience and knowledge differ; this is where we vet each acupuncturists by our team of highly qualified acupuncturists who are seen as authority figures in Acupuncture and display only the best acupuncturists in NYC.

You can find the best Acupuncturists in NYC, either by the treatments they specialize in (if applicable) or simply generally the best available.

They will be ranked on various criteria, including the fundamental requirements for being a top Acupuncturist, as well as the feedback from patients who have visited their clinics.


Why does Acupuncture have varying success rates?

Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, and the most unique aspect of acupuncture, is that it has many systems and micro systems of its practice; there is no one correct system of acupuncture, but the varying levels of systems, and skills required by the acupuncturists to even practice those systems – this is why treatment success rates can vary; this is why we reveiw, rate, and list acupuncturists with their success ratings, and only manually verified acupuncturists with a certain level of skill and knowledge will be listed.