Sitting at a desk all day? Having back or neck pain? Seeing a chiropractor can help you for these but also for many different conditions. Here is the expert guide to chiropractic in Hong Kong!
Chiropractic is a type of alternative medicine focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of the musculoskeletal system with mechanical manipulation. It is very well known in the US, Canada and Australia. Chiropractic treatments usually involve a hands-on approach with the practitioner opting for manipulation of the spine, joints and tissue for therapeutic use.
There are currently 264 registered chiropractors in Hong Kong. Chiropractic in Hong Kong is overseen by the Chiropractors Council, “established by the Laws of Hong Kong under the Chiropractors Registration Ordinance in 1993”. The main function of the Chiropractors Council is to “examine and verify the qualification” of applicants and to “oversee disciplinary offences” in order to ensure the reliability and quality of treatments to patients.
All practicing chiropractors in Hong Kong have to be registered with the Chiropractors Council. You can find a complete list of all registered chiropractors in Hong Kong here.
Chiropractors in Hong Kong only operate within the private sector. In Hong Kong the cost of seeing a chiropractor varies greatly (just like for other health practitioners), and it largely depends on clinics’ locations. While the Hong Kong Chiropractors Association states that the average treatment fee is about HK$350 to $500, our research reveals that consultations in premium locations can go up to HK$1,600.
* Initial consultations are typically more expensive than the following ones. All amounts are in HKD. No responsibility is accepted for any inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. It is always best to call ahead to make sure the information is still up-to-date.
Atlas Chiropractic Hong Kong
Address: 8/F, 10 Pottinger Street, Central
Drs. B. S. Vaughan & Associates
Address: 14/F, Lee Kam Kee Central,
Hong Kong Spine Centre
Address: Podium Plaza, 5 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong Sports Chiropractic
Address: 11/F, Jade Centre, 98 Wellington Street, Central
Hong Kong Sports Clinic
Address: 4/F, 10 Pottinger Street, Central
Rin Spine Center
Address: Suite 1703, 17/F, Century Square,
Address: 11/F, Wellington Place, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central
According to Alea, local medical coverage may cover chiropractic, but you should be cautious of sub-limits as they may be very low. Most international insurance plans cover alternative medicines including chiropractic. Depending on the plan and insurer, a GP referral letter may be required to receive reimbursement.
This article was independently written by Healthy Matters. It is informative only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be relied upon for specific medical advice.
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