Acupuncture


Acupuncture is steeped in tradition

Acupuncture is a healing method originating in traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture needles are inserted into the skin at varying depths in different areas of the body. Stimulating these specially chosen, sensitive acupuncture points releases, activates or soothes blockages within the organism or the meridian system (=paths through which energy flows).

Acupuncture is gentle

Acupuncture cannot restore destroyed structures, but can rebalance disrupted functions.

Side effects are rare. In some cases the circulatory system will overreact or symptoms may worsen briefly. Bruises may also occur. Single-use needles pose no risk of infection.

Acupuncture helps

Please contact me to determine whether acupuncture can help in your specific case, perhaps even just as a form of support.

I hold an A diploma from the Tang Du Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine and am also a member of the acupuncture research group. I further hold an additional “acupuncture” qualification from the State Chamber of Physicians.

Private insurance companies typically cover the costs of any pain acupuncture, though it is typically not covered by statutory health insurance.

Among other things, acupuncture has proven successful for:

Constance hay fever treatment

Augmented acupuncture

This intensified type of acupuncture is a fast and highly effective treatment for allergic diseases of the upper respiratory system. Treatment is based on a combination of acupuncture and neural therapy.

Dr. Dusan Covic developed this treatment in Constance and examined its efficacy with the aid of a double blind study at the University of Freiburg, in which over 3000 allergy sufferers took part, some with acute symptoms. This study showed effectiveness in over 75% of allergy sufferers who participated in the study. Side effects were extremely rare with augmented acupuncture. This treatment can therefore be recommended without reservation, and can even be used for children from 12 years of age. It is only unsuitable for pregnant woman and patients with a pacemaker.

We first locate two acupuncture points in the back which are then treated with local anaesthetic. Then acupuncture needles are placed at these points to give a mild current pulse. Due to the local anaesthetic, the patient hardly feels anything, so 10x the usual acupuncture stimulus intensity can be used.

The current impulses calm the nerves responsible for the allergic reaction. This causes an alleviation in the immunoresponse, which already sets in a few hours to days later and lasts several months.

Furthermore, acupuncture has proven successful for a number of other conditions:

Abnormal oestrous cycle, symptoms of menopause, painful periods, pregnancy-related problems, preparing for pregnancy, nursing problems, bladder trouble, etc.

Dizziness, ringing in the ears, hay fever

Sciatica, cervical/lumbar spine syndrome, joint problems

Sleep disorders, depressive mood, nicotine dependence

Migraine, headache, facial paralysis, restless leg syndrome

Gastritis, diarrhoea, constipation

Allergies