Acupuncture

Treatment with acupuncture and Chinese herbs

2000 years of Chinese medical experience have provided mankind with one of the most fascinating methods of healing.

Acupuncture today

Chinese medicine today serves as enrichment, across cultural barriers, for the approaches to treatment in „Western Medicine“. Acupuncture and herbal medicine, as the most essential procedures in Chinese Medicine, are based on unified theoretical paradigms; and consistent application thereof leads to optimal results in treatment.
For the treatment of pain and the remediation of chronic ailments, acupuncture has become indispensable. It has been internationally recognized and recommended since 1979 as a method of treatment for more than 40 disorders.

Effectiveness

The transference of pain to the brain can be effectively suppressed through placement of very fine needles along the spinal region.
The body then releases its own substances, the effects of which are otherwise only achieved through a doctor’s prescription in the form of either pills or inoculations. Following acupuncture, specific areas of the brain produce psychologically compensatory, pain-relieving and anti-infection substances. Recent medical findings have shown that acupuncture promotes, by means of immunological mechanisms, the regeneration of damaged tissue.

Advantages

Properly executed, acupuncture is virtually free of side-effects. Very fine, specially polished single-use needles enable treatment that is practically free of pain.
Length and method of treatment

One session of acupuncture typically takes 60 minutes. A series of sessions involves, depending on the malady, between 4 and 25 sessions with intervals of 1 to 14 days. Additionally, Chinese moxibustion therapy (heat) is applied if required.

Costs

The costs for treatment are assumed by the patient. However, many patient’s have health insurances that will agree to partially or completely compensate the treatment.


Selection of indiactions for which acupuncture treatment might be applied:

  • Back pain
  • Rheumatic disorders
  • Neck pain
  • Facial nerve damage
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Menstruation disorders
  • High blood pressure
  • Gastric/Intestinal ulcers
  • Sleep disorders
  • Eczema
  • Shoulder-arm syndrome
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Facial pain
  • Nasal infections
  • Allergies (e.g. hay fever)
  • Lactation debilities
  • Irritable bowels syndrome
  • Exhaustion
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Chronic conjunctivitis