HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?
Frequency and duration play huge roles in the administration of a JFB-MFR treatment plan. The parameters we have to work within are 1)What is the nature of the injury/pain problem and how long has it been going on, 2) how much can the client tolerate at one time, 3) How far away does the client live, and 4) money (of course). So there is quite a bit of variability in my treatment plans regarding frequency and duration. That being said, the numbers that I most commonly use are two visits a week for a 6 week duration.
If a client really wants to get a problem in check fast (like say, a whiplash injury with an open legal battle), then the fastest recovery would come with 1 hour daily, 5 days a week, for 2-4 weeks. Same with fall injuries and sports injuries (once casts are off and surgeries are healed, etc.)
If a client has a diagnosis such as fibromyalgia, it seems to work better if we tip-toe into the water. So we will often start with 1 visit a week, which gives the body some time to get used to my work, and the client to get used to the healing crisis (which tends to be reported more severely with those who have that diagnosis). I have started some at 2 x per week, because they really want to power on to the healing. It can be a lot, though because the fibro-symptoms will flare almost every time at first. The same typically applies for folks with a diagnosis of CRPS.
Migraine patients are all over the place, honestly. It depends on what else is going on, like if they have the fibro diagnosis also, how long they have been having migraines, etc. Migraine and other headaches respond so well to JFB-MFR treatment, however, and the pain of that is so debilitating, that they usually want to power through at first, and then drop to maintenance once they're down to 1-2 migraines a month and with milder intensity of symptoms.
People with new onset symptoms typically have a short treatment plan span, get better, and stop coming unless there is another injury or surgery. People with diagnoses that cause chronic long-term pain are most benefitted by entering into a maintenance plan (like once every 2-4 weeks) once the pain is in check.
The best way to know what is going to work for your situation is to start. Your body will tell you and your therapist what you need pretty quickly and we always listen to your body. It does'nt lie.