Dear Patient, Back in acupuncture school I had a textbook called Acupuncture Case Histories from China, which was a compendium of over a hundred case studies from prominent acupuncturists in China. In each case, a patient would present with a problem, say insomnia, then a differential diagnosis would be made and a point combination selected. A course of treatment was usually acupuncture every day, for ten days. After the ten days, the patient would rest for a day or so, then return to the doctor for reassessment and possibly another course of treatment. Usually a patient’s condition would resolve after 2-3 courses of treatment.

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