Acupuncture, and Chinese Medicine in general, is understood to be a process. It is trying to stimulate the body’s own natural healing capabilities. Some people respond quickly, and others take more time. Common sense would dictate that the longer a person has had a condition, the longer it might take for it to reverse, though every so often, a person with a seemingly intractable problem responds very quickly. You should plan on a course of six to ten treatments to either effect a cure, relieve symptoms totally, or partially, or to see no response. After this initial course of treatments, a blueprint can be determined as to how to proceed from there.