The short answer is, we don’t know. This is because everyone is unique, and may have layers of complications internally and externally. Seeing how your body responds in the first 3 treatments is a good indication of how fast you will heal. Be patient with yourself. Above all don’t give up on acupuncture. Give honest feedback to your acupuncturist as he/she may need to modify the treatment plan. And remember that the more often you can get acupuncture (2-3x wk), the faster your recovery will be.