What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been practised for over 2,000 years. Its theory states that there are energy channels, called meridians, in your body that run from the surface of the skin to deep within the muscles and bones. Each meridian ends at a specific acupuncture point where it intersects with another channel. When acupuncture needles are inserted into these points they can influence the flow of energy through your body, which in turn can help relieve pain or improve other health conditions.
What are the Benefits of Acupuncture?
Acupuncture helps patients with various health conditions by balancing their mind and body's life force or qi. The stimulation of acupuncture points releases endorphins, which reduce pain levels. Several studies have shown acupuncture has positive effects on diabetics' heart rates and blood sugar levels. Other conditions this modality can help with include:
- Headaches and migraines
- Back pain
- Respiratory tract infections
- Dental pain
- Side effects of cancer treatment
- Menstrual cramps
- Shingles pain
- Pregnancy and labour pain
- Muscle pain
How Much Does Acupuncture in Rockhampton Cost?
An acupuncture session in Rockhampton generally costs about $25 for a consultation and $35 to $45 for a treatment. In some cases, acupuncturists may charge more if they perform additional tests such as x-rays or blood tests. Extra services, such as cupping, will also influence the overall cost.
How Many Acupuncturists Work in Rockhampton?
The state of Queensland has 586 acupuncturists registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia. Approximately 15% of these practitioners practise in Rockhampton. Acupuncturists work in various health settings, including acupuncture clinics, hospitals, physiotherapy centres, and in their own private practices.
How Many People in Rockhampton Use Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a common treatment in Rockhampton, where 32% of residents use it regularly. This is above the national average rate of acupuncture usage which stands at about 25%. In 2014, acupuncture was used by 7,346 residents of Rockhampton, which is approximately 5.56% of the total population that year.