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How Much Does Acupuncture Treatment cost

| March 30, 2020 | 1 Comment

Acupuncture Treatment cost

Acupuncture Treatment



What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a Traditional Indian medicine treatment. Acupuncture treatments are not only used for treating various diseases and pains but also for improving and boosting overall health.

Acupuncture treatments are pseudoscience because these are mysterious for science. Day by day, some treatments have evolved. There are different types of treatments available with their different applications and strengths.




Types of Acupuncture treatments with cost

1) Body Acupuncture

It’s a commonly used Acupuncture treatment. Small and thin needles made of steel are inserted into various points on the body. Inserted needles handle the energy flow of body and accelerate the healing power.

Used to treat: Nausea and vomiting after Chemotherapy, physical pain and menstruation cramps

Cost: $40-$300(per session)


2) Acupressure

You might have heard about this several time. In this treatment, manual pressure is applied on the acupuncture points of body. Acupuncturist would teach you how to massage those acupressure points yourself at home, too.

Used to treat: Variety of ailments, Stress, Cancer-related issues and Anxiety

Cost: $40-$300(per session)


3) Acupuncture with Magnets

Different kinds of magnets are placed on acupuncture points on skin and kept there for particular part of time to boost our health. An acupuncturist would teach you this procedure so, you can perform yourself. You can also buy Magnetic Acupuncture equipment online.

Used to treat: Arthritis pain, Healing a wound, Insomnia, Headaches.

Cost: $20-$250(per session)


4) Electro Acupuncture/ E-Stimulation

An electro acupuncture machine is used placing on the needles. So, that needles flows current into body. It leads to clement sensations in the body. The type of acupuncture is not for everyone, you’ll need to discuss about it with your acupuncturist. As per TCM, this type of acupuncture can help restoring well-being.

Used to treat: Discomfort and pain, Migraine, Disturbed healing power.

Cost: $60-$200(per hour)


5) Auricular Acupuncture/ Ear Acupuncture

As per Chinese medicines, acupuncture points of each organ are placed in ear. In this treatment, acupuncture points in ear are stimulated using fine steel needles. It improves flow of body’s energy.

Used to treat: Addictions like smoking or drinking, Allergies, Chronic pain, Constipation.

Cost: $50-$250(per session)


6) Moxibustion in Acupuncture

Moxibustion is a TCM technique in which includes burning of mugwort- a herb, for healing with acupuncture. Direct and Indirect are two types of moxibustion where, Indirect moxibustion is famous because it gives less pain than direct moxibustion.

Used to treat: Improvement in strength of organs and Immunity, Muscle tension, Chronic pain.

Cost: $90-$400(per session)


7) Infrared Heat Acupuncture

Infrared heat lamps are used for as healing treatment. Infrared acupuncture treatment focuses and reaches at deeper level in the body without giving irritation and discomfort to patient.

Used to treat: Relax muscle tissue and comforts the body, Relieve the pain.

Cost: $90-$350(per hour)


8) Acupuncture with Cupping/ Cupping Therapy

In the cupping therapy, local suction is applied on the skin. Still there is no evidence of benefits from this therapy. The cups used in this treatment can be made of Glass, bamboo or silicone.

There are two major types of cupping, wet and dry.

Used to treat: Facial paralysis, Acne, Depression and mainly disorders of Skin and Blood

Cost: $50-$200(per session)

(Costs vary according to your location.)

Acupuncture treatments are also categorized on the basis of the treating area and reason of treatment like,

Fertility Focused Acupuncture and Acupuncture for IVF which costs around $125-$300.


Side-effects of Acupuncture

As acupuncture treatments are considered hurtful there may be some side effects such as, bleeding at puncture points, soreness or brushing at the site of needle, dizziness and fainting, and internal bleeding.

Talk to your acupuncturist about the side-effects and aftercare of the treatment.


How to save money in Acupuncture treatments?

  • There are some Free Acupuncture Clinics, find your nearest one.
  • It is believed that acupuncture treatments works for all but, you should try a basic treatment to check the response of your body.
  • Some experienced acupuncturists serve with little amount of money
  • Certain types of acupunctures can be done at home


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