Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has been used for medical treatments in China for more than two thousand years.

What is acupuncture?

During acupuncture, thin disposable Acupuncture needles are inserted into specific points on the body in order to regulate or improve the flow of your energetic potential (qì) along the meridians.

According to TCM, qì flows in an energetic network of meridians (also called channels) that does not only connect not different Acupuncture points, but also the internal organs. The needling of a specific Acupuncture point with a metal needle influences the qì in the body and its modulation. Diseases and pain are mainly produced when the flow of qì is impaired. The aim of Acupuncture treatment is to remove existing blockages, strengthen the flow of qì or guide out morbid qì from the body.

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What does Acupuncture work?

Nowadays, the success of Acupuncture is well understood. Acupuncture has proven to be highly effective in the treatment of various clinical patterns. These range from stress-related symptoms of all kinds, discomfort and pain in musculoskeletal system to gynecological disorders and skin diseases.

How does Acupuncture feel like?

Acupuncture is not the same as a conventional injection. Acupuncture is performed with ultra-fine stainless steel needles and it usually does not hurt. Most patients feel some heaviness, numbness or warmth around the point, or a slight radiation of heat along the meridian, followed by a feeling of relaxation.

What is to be expected from acupuncture?

My philosophy is to enhance your health as quickly as possible and to assist you in your recovery in the most efficient way. Acupuncture will support this.

What types of Acupuncture do I perform in my practice?

Classical body acupuncture: Body Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the patient’s skin at specific points on the entire body. Body Acupuncture is very well researched and its effectiveness has been proven. 

Electro acupuncture: Electro Acupuncture is a very effective way of Acupuncture because Acupuncture points are stimulated by low frequency electricity. This method is very good for pain management.

Abdominal Acupuncture: Besides the classical body Acupuncture I use abdominal Acupuncture forms, such as “Turtle Acupuncture“ by Professor Bo Zhiyun and “Bakuo”, which were established after long-term research in China. These forms of Acupuncture are performed on the abdomen and are pain-free, so they are usually tolerated well by sensitive patients.

Laser Acupuncture and Japanese Acupuncture: Laser Acupuncture is performed completely without metal needles and instead uses laser light. Laser Acupuncture can reduce pain, accelerate wound healing and reduce inflammation. Japanese Acupuncture uses much finer needles that are very lightly inserted into the skin. The insertion and the needles themselves are hardly noticeable by the patient.

Laser Acupuncture and Japanese Acupuncture are modern Acupuncture methods, which provide a particularly gentle and completely pain-free alternative to conventional body acupuncture. These methods are applicable especially in patients who are very sensitive to pain and also in children.

Cosmetic Acupuncture: Cosmetic Acupuncture can help restore the natural balance in the energy system of internal organs. When this imbalance is corrected your complexion and your skin elasticity can be improved. Your skin will also have a more shiny glow and wrinkles will disappear. 

Miscellaneous:

Many problems, especially those with internal diseases, gynecological and dermatological disorders cannot be treated without Chinese herbal medicine. In my experience, the most effective way in relieving your symptoms is usually the combination of Acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

Additional therapeutic methods

Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Nutritional Therapy
Gua Sha
Moxibustion
Cupping

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