Esther Rockett Treats Energy Healing With Contempt
Esther Rockett's move to Byron Bay is puzzling, as she is a poor fit in a community known for its openness and anything goes attitude. Byron Bay is the place to go for all things alternative, different and even out there – with businessmen and hippies rubbing shoulders with a live and let live attitude.
However Esther Rockett herself is not someone who embraces this carefree approach. Acupuncture uses needling techniques to alter and balance energy flow in the body, thus you would assume that Esther Rockett embraces healing via the use of energy and that this would include hands on, using crystals, chakras, chanting, symbols and so forth, but no ... Esther Rockett has taken a stand that unless it is scientific it's rubbish and should not be available to the public.
In fact it appears that she has branded complementary health care that talks about and acknowledges energy as dangerous and deceptive practices that prey on and take advantage of the needy and supposedly less discerning members of the public.
Rockett through a series of anonymous online blogs and cyber-bullying activities, shows enormous distain for any practitioner of the healing arts that is not medically qualified and for those who proclaim to be working with energy.
In Esther Rockett’s world, if you practice a modality that is not scientifically backed you are a charlatan or a brainwashed cult member and branded as using 'abusive practices'.
Yet she herself is advertising as an Acupuncturist:
Esther Rockett is heavily linked to the Friends of Science in Medicine ...
... whose main aim is to shut down the use of complementary and alternative therapies, which so fruitfully abound in the Byron Bay area and its surrounds, bringing visitors and commerce to the area.
To target the use of energy in healing, attacks the very core of what Byron Bay stands for and having the likes of Esther Rockett practicing her trade and plying her contempt for what Byron Bay stands for, is like having a traitor in our midst.
Esther Rockett has supported the call for all complementary services that are not AHPRA registered be removed from public availability.
We live in a town where we can choose the complementary therapies we wish to use, and we have practitioners offering every kind of therapy. However, Esther Rockett, Byron Bay Acupuncturist, is bringing to town a history supporting those who seek to eliminate all complementary therapies.
She has formed strong alliances with an organisation called Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) and its front man Professor John Dwyer. This group could be described as the enemy of complementary and alternative therapies and has committed to eliminating and discrediting all complementary therapies, describing them as “pseudoscientific” and “a menace to public health”. They are working hard behind the scenes to eliminate the eligibility of all alternative and complementary therapies for health fund rebates. They make a mockery of complementary modalites with emotive and fear mongering language. They humiliate the intelligence and ethical standards of complementary practitioners and create a climate of fear and mistrust in the mind of the people with regard to all complementary therapies.
Not exactly the open hearted and easy-going stance of Byron Bay.
It is a strange alliance given that Esther Rockett is an acupuncturist and Acupuncture is one of the modalities that Dwyer has on his “pseudoscientific” hit list. In fact the Friends of Science in Medicine website has 23 articles that deride Acupuncture as a modality, one going so far as to describe it as “stabbing needles into children”.
Does Byron Bay wish to embrace an Acupuncturist who supports eradicating all complementary therapies?
Esther Rockett would happily ruin local businesses without concern for commercial interests of Byron Bay residents and commerce.
Many hundreds of people travel from interstate and overseas to attend courses and workshops and make the most of all the complementary health care on offer. The local economies of Byron Bay, Bangalow, Lennox Head and Lismore are all boosted by these visitors who hire cars, visit restaurants, shop and boost the economy throughout the year, not just in peak tourism season. Esther Rockett would see organisations, such as Universal Medicine, that support the local economy closed down – businesses that employ local staff, utilise the services of other local business and bring much to the local area. Universal Medicine has been viciously targeted by Esther Rockett, yet it has been recognised as being a popular choice for its standout services, winning an award from the Lismore Chamber of Commerce for Business Excellence.
In essence, Esther Rockett is attacking our livelihoods as well as a sense of cohesiveness within the community.