What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a type of complementary medicine in which thin, sterile needles are inserted into the body to stimulate energy flow along the body's meridians, or energy pathways, and promote healing. A qualified acupuncturist can provide all types of acupuncture treatments, such as auricular acupuncture, laser acupuncture, acupressure and traditional acupuncture, the latter being the most common and popular.

Acupuncture in Canberra

What Conditions Can Acupuncture Help With?

Acupuncture can help to relieve pain, improve mood and energy levels, and boost overall health and wellbeing. It is also a great option for people who want to avoid the use of medication. This treatment modality is safe and effective for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Common cold and flu
  • Chronic pain
  • Anxiety
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Dental pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Allergies
  • Shingles
  • Addiction
  • Smoking cessation
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Pregnancy-related pain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Side effects of cancer treatment
  • Infertility

How Much Does Acupuncture Cost in Canberra?

Acupuncture treatments in Canberra vary in price depending on the practitioner, but are typically between $120 and $150 per session. The primary factors that influence pricing are the length and location of a treatment session. Home visits and after-hours appointments are slightly more expensive than in-clinic treatment sessions. 

How Many Acupuncturists are There in Canberra?

Canberra and other parts of the Australian Capital Territory account for approximately 1.4% of Australia's total acupuncture workforce. Practitioners work in a variety of settings, including multidisciplinary clinics, hospitals and spas, as well as private practice.

How Many Canberra Residents Use Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is widely practised in Canberra. Residents are treated by qualified acupuncturists regardless of whether they specialise in complementary medicine or traditional medicine, as long as they have been formally trained in acupuncture and have the necessary credentials. Many people use acupuncture not only to treat health problems, but also to maintain their health.