What is Acupuncture?

The word acupuncture goes back to the Latin word for needlestick. Nevertheless, it’s an incredible understatement. The art of needles is more than 3000 years old and has always been one of the most important parts of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The aim was to treat people effectively and without side effects. Despite all the claims to the contrary, the effect of acupuncture is scientifically proven today and is beyond doubt.

According to TCM the body stays healthy as long as it is in its balance. By stimulating the body with needles stimuli are set which help to support or slow down specific functions of the body. These points, where these stimuli are set, are compiled in meridians which run along the body’s surface. By stimulating a specific point of a meridian all containing points and areas are affected. That enables to treat local pain with points far apart from that area. It is, as an example, possible to treat a headache with points lying on the instep. Acupuncture, however, can also help you to strengthen your immune system, to relieve pain or to moderate menopausal symptoms.

There are many kinds to stimulate acupuncture points. The most common way is to use needles. It is however possible to stimulate them with heat (moxibustion), by applying physical pressure with fingers or by using a hurtless laser. The latter is perfectly suited for treating children.

Curious? I happily invite you to come and see me. Every series of treatment starts with an initial interview in which we discuss health problems and their solutions together. After that it’s common practice to have about ten acupuncture treatments, each at an interval of one week.

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Where does acupuncture help?*

Lung diseases



bronchial asthma

hyperreactive bronchial system

Cardiovascular diseases

functional heart diseases


angina pectoris, coronary heart desease



circulatory disorders

Gynecological diseases

menstrual disorders, menstrual cramps

premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

menopausal syndrome


fertility disorder, sexual disorder

preparation for the birth, induction of labour, easing of labour

lactation disorder

Neurological disorders


tension headache

trigeminal neuralgia

atypical facial pain (AFP)

intercostal neuralgia

postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)

phantom limb pain

polyneuropathy, paraesthesias

paralysis, facial nerve paralysis (FNP)

Vegetative dysfunction

Gastroenterological diseases

functional Gastrointestinal disorders

hiccough, hyperemesis

oesophagitis, gastritis, gastroenteritis

gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer



constipation, diarrhoea

irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

ulcerative colitis (UC)

Crohn's disease (CD)

Orthopedic diseases

Myofascial pain syndromee


pseudo radiculopathy

arthralgia, arthrosis, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

cervical syndrome , torticollis

thoracic syndrome

lumbar syndrome, lumbago, sciatica

shoulder-arm syndrome, periarthritis of the shoulder


Carpal tunnel syndrome

coxarthrosis, coxalgia

gonarthrosis, gonalgia

tendinopathy (e.g. tennis elbow, Achilles tendonitis)

Mental issues

depressive mood, depression

sleep disturbances

(general) fatigue

psychovegetative syndromes


detoxifying treatment and therapy support for addictive disorders



Urological diseases

cystitis, prostatitis


functional disorders of the urogenital tract , irritable bladder

urinary incontinence



Skin diseases

urticaria (nettle rash)


* acc. to the WHO (World Health Organisation).