Acupuncture does not cover up your symptoms. It activates your body's resources to bring relief. Acupuncture does not have the reputation of transitory symptom management. Results normally outlast the treatment cycle.
Response to treatment is very individual. Some people require more treatments than others for long lasting effects. In other cases, unavoidable life circumstances continue to be an overwhelming stress on the symptomatic area. In those cases treatment can only manage symptoms. Acupuncture alone may not be enough to relieve certains conditions. In this case you will be referred to another practitioner or therapy. Treatment plans are always being reevaluated to be sure you are getting the most appropriate care.