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?*
hyperreactive bronchial system
functional heart diseases
angina pectoris, coronary heart desease
menstrual disorders, menstrual cramps
premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
fertility disorder, sexual disorder
preparation for the birth, induction of labour, easing of labour
atypical facial pain (AFP)
postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)
phantom limb pain
paralysis, facial nerve paralysis (FNP)
functional Gastrointestinal disorders
oesophagitis, gastritis, gastroenteritis
gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer
irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
ulcerative colitis (UC)
Crohn's disease (CD)
Myofascial pain syndromee
arthralgia, arthrosis, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
cervical syndrome , torticollis
lumbar syndrome, lumbago, sciatica
shoulder-arm syndrome, periarthritis of the shoulder
Carpal tunnel syndrome
tendinopathy (e.g. tennis elbow, Achilles tendonitis)
depressive mood, depression
detoxifying treatment and therapy support for addictive disorders
functional disorders of the urogenital tract , irritable bladder
urticaria (nettle rash)
* acc. to the WHO (World Health Organisation).