Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM includes acupuncture, moxibustion, the massage techniques Shiatsu and Tuina, Chinese herbal medicine and dietetics but also movement therapies such as Qigong and TaiQi. TCM embodies the healing theory and practice in its country of origin China and its users worldwide.
Proved its value for 4000 years
TCM and mainly acupuncture are some of the oldest and most effective therapeutical methods we know. They are based on the knowhow of Chinese physicians which is about 4000 years old. This valuable knowledge was documented for the first time about 2200 years ago in the famous work “Huang Di Nei Jing”. Today acupuncture and TCM in pain therapy and for curing chronic diseases are accepted worldwide and enrich also the therapeutic possibilities of western medicine.
Recommended by WHO
for about 20 years the experts of the World Health Organization WHO recommend acupuncture for therapy of about 40 diseases. Today the method is used also by almost 400.000 physicians in the western world. Most modern research results confirm the efficiency in pain therapy and cure therapy. In Germany the method is tested in the context of the so-called “model project acupuncture” for the use in panel benefit.
Recommendations for Acupuncture therapy of the World Health Organization WHO
Disorders of the musculosceletaneous system
- Arthralgias, Arthrosis, Arthritis
- Myofascial pain syndromes
- Pseudoradicular syndromes
- Radicular syndromes
- rheumatoid arthritis
- cervical spine syndrome, Tortikollis
- thoracical spine syndrome
- lumbar spine syndrome, lumbago, ischialgia
- periarthritis humeroscapularis (frozen shoulder)
- epicondylopathias (tennis- or golfer`s ellbow)
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- coxarthrosis, coxalgia (hip disorders)
- gonarthrosis, gonalgia (knee disorders)
- tendinopathias = disorders of tendons, e.g. tennis ellow,
inflammation of the achilles tendon
- Migraine, tension headache
- Trigeminus neuralgia
- atypical face pain
- intercostal neuralgia, Zosterneuralgia
- Phantome pain
- Polyneuropathia, Paresthesias
- Pareses, Facial paresis
- Sleeping disorders
- Vegetative dysfunction
Properly used acupuncture is mostly free of side effects. After an acupuncture session your responsiveness in traffic (e.g. when driving a car) can be reduced.
Gentle and painless
Using specific sharpened disposable needles the therapy is particularly gentle and lacking pain. Thus the transmission of diseases like AIDS and hepatitis B are excluded. The sensitive stimuli of acupuncture inhibit the pain transmission to the brain already on the spinal cord level. The brain centers produce pain relieving, anti-inflammatory and physical balancing hormones e.g. endorphins.
by specific immunologic acting mechanisms acupuncture enhances the regeneration of damaged tissue.
a session normally lasts about 30 to 60 minutes. A therapeutic series consists (depending on the individual case) of 6-12 sessions.
Acupuncture methods used in my clinic
- Applied kinesiology
- Electric acupuncture
- Energetic acupuncture according to ELIAS with RAC-pulse-palpation technique
- Homeosiniatry or injection of Homeopathics into acupuncture points
- Body acupuncture
- Korean hand acupuncture
- Herbal therapy
- Moxa therapy
- Ear acupuncture
- Pulse diagnostics
- Very-Point-Method according to GLEDITSCH
- Cerebral acupuncture according to YAMAMOTO
- Tongue diagnostics
Your contribution to your therapeutic success
you should bring with you time and calmness. Before each therapeutic session please take of all metallic objects like watches, chains, rings, earrings and piercings, because these disturb the energetic flow in your body. Afterwards you relax and do not get distracted from the therapy. If you concentrate on the acupuncture typical flow- and thermal feeling De Qi, you can feel clearly the energy flow stimulated by the acupuncture in your body. Take things gently after your therapy – even if you were free of complaints. Your body is not cured only while being treated but also afterwards. Take your time and don`t provoke new complaints. During therapy you should drink regularly and much (!!!).
Costs and reimbursement
My billing of your Acupuncture–TCM-treatment is done by me according to the directives of the KVG (TARMED). In case of doubt ask your insurance company before your treatment, how the reimbursement is regulated in your insurance contract.
Certificate of proficiency “Acupuncture – Chinese Drug Therapy – TCM (ASA)” by FMH
Certificate of proficiency “Acupuncture” by the Bavarian Medical Chamber of Physicians
A-Diploma DÄGfA (German Medical Society for Acupuncture)
B-Diploma FANS (Society for Acupuncture, Naturopathy and Pain Therapy)
Regular advanced training with the CAN (Colleg of Acupuncture and Naturopathy GmbH)