How often should I get acupuncture?

How often a person receives cupping and acupuncture treatments depends on the condition. If people have a new injury, they just did a little too much yard work over the weekend and their back is stiff and uncomfortable, that might be just one visit. People who were high-school and college athletes and then continued to train at a high level may have a lot more pain and structural issues like herniated discs or torn rotator cuffs. These people will need more acupuncture and cupping visits. They may get treatments weekly or every other week for a longer period of time.

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