Acupuncture is a central pillar of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Fine needles are placed on specific points on the body, the acupuncture points. The aim of an acupuncture treatment is to influence the Qi. Qi flows through the body in pathways known as meridians. There are 365 acupuncture points along them. By inserting acupuncture needles, the acupuncturist influences the flow of energy in the corresponding meridian. That clears blockages!
How does acupuncture work?
Disruptions in the flow of energy can be corrected by inserting the acupuncture needles: blockages are released in this way. This results in various mechanisms of action, for example:
- Pain relief
- Regulation of muscle tension
- Effect on the immune system
- Decongestant effect
- Circulation-promoting effect
- Effect on the autonomic nervous system
How exactly acupuncture works is not yet clear. There are some hypotheses about the effectiveness of acupuncture:
- Due to the stimulating stimulus of the needles, more pain-relieving and mood-enhancing substances (endorphins) are released in the brain . These substances are also known as “happy hormones”.
- At the puncture site, the acupuncture needles release messenger substances, irritate the pain nerves, improve local blood circulation and release other pain-relieving substances (opioids).
- Acupuncture needles can be used to set stimuli in so-called trigger points and thus loosen muscular and fascial hardening.
- The skin is connected to the brain and organs by a network of nerve fibers. Internal organs and body regions can be influenced by the stimulus of the acupuncture needle.
What ailments does acupuncture treat?
- Acute and chronic headaches
- Acute and chronic pain throughout the spine
- Joint pain
- Tennis elbow
- Menstrual cramps
- Hay fever
- Allergic asthma
- Birth preparation and support
- Aleep disorders
- Smoking cessation
How does an acupuncture treatment work?
Based on the diagnosis made, the acupuncturist selects the points and decides how often the acupuncture should be performed.
Lie down and relax
If possible, the treatment takes place lying down, since the greatest possible relaxation is desired. Needling is performed with sterile disposable needles. The needles have a special cut so that the puncture can be done with little or no pain.
Acupuncture is a procedure with few side effects, it can lead to puncture pain, sometimes small hematomas or reddening at the puncture sites.
€ 40 per treatment
The health insurance company does
NOT reimburse any costs.
Duration of treatment
Each treatment lasts between 20 and 30 minutes. After the acupuncture, the patient can immediately return to his or her everyday activities.
Please make an appointment by telephone
or in person.
How many sessions ?
Up to ten treatments at intervals of one to two sessions per week are necessary for the best possible result.