The number of treatments will vary from person to person depending on a variety of factors including your health history, the severity and duration of your health concern, what you have done so far to address the issue, the current state of your health, your lifestyle and your desired outcome. Do you want to get to the root of your health problem? Are you wanting to move into a healthier future? Do you just want to get out of pain or be free from the nagging symptoms that brings you to acupuncture?
All that being said, some people do experience fast relief from a short series of acupuncture treatments. More realistic is that it will take a month of treatment for every year the health problem has been an issue.