Acupuncture options

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture offer an exciting change in perspective on how to treat a prevailing condition. Chinese Medicine provides a structured and practical treatment approach in tackling health issues and conditions for which western medicine has not shown the expected / desired results.

Classical Acupuncture

Acupuncture based on Zang Fu Syndromes: TCM Style
A treatment styles that comes closest to presenting Chinese Medicine as a complementary system to Western Medicine. Through an extensive, structured interview, a pulse-, and tongue-diagnosis your symptoms are categorized in a Root and Branch picture enabling a concise treatment strategy.

If your condition is currently treated under (precise) western-medical diagnosis, then this is a promising approach to support the ongoing treatment. Zang Fu Syndrome theory is the type of approach used in most of Chinese TCM clinics that merge Western and Chinese Medicine treatments.

First visit: 1.5 hours Follow-up treatments: 50 Min
Recommended treatment cycle: 6 to 7 visits

5 Elements Acupuncture

Constitutional Acupuncture using the 5 Phases (Wu Xing)
Acupuncture using the Chinese 5 Phases / Elemens theory is a treatment style that pays close attention to the spiritual and psycho-emotional impact each acupuncture point exhibits. This approach is indicated for:

  • long standing ailments with an indication of a psycho-somatic component.
  • conditions where an unsatisfactory physiological medical explanations is put forward and western medical treatment hovers between bearing with the discomfort and a choice of drugs, where the side-effects are perceived as more negative than the overall improvement.

First visit: 1.5 hours Follow-up treatments: 50 Min
Recommended treatment cycle: 10 visits (one per week).

Action-focused Acupuncture

Personal Change Management using Chinese Medicine
This is a mix of Chinese Medical and self-help techniques to focus on health- and emotional issues regarding your current situation at work.

First visit: 2 hours Follow-up treatments: 1.5 to 2 hours
Recommended treatment cycle: 5 visits

Western Medical Acupuncture (WMA)

Dry Needling and Functional Integrated Needling
Popular for treating acute and chronic sports injuries: This style solely relies on improving pain conditions and inducing physiological changes in the fascias and the other components of the muscular-skeletal system by improving range of movement and tissue structure. Anatomy and Physiology – the detailed knowledge of tissue, muscles and the peripheral and autonomous nervous system are the basis for treatment.

The needling is deep and at times painful to reach those areas where you need to stimulate a healing process. This approach is often used in sports medicine, physiotherapy and pain management treatment strategies.

First visit: 60 Min Follow-up treatments: 50 Min
Recommended treatment cycle: 7 visits (in short intervals: 2 to 3 days)

Meridian Therapy

A Japanese acupuncture style
Japanese acupuncture differentiates itself by:

  • defining 4 general patterns of organ conditions
  • A fixed set of steps where the pulse readings determine on how to proceed
  • Using very thin, stainless steel needles, applied onto the skin with a guiding tube (0,16 und 0,18 mm).
  • The needles are only placed 1 or 2 mmm under the skin.

This style is particular suitable for:

  • sensitive persons,
  • weak patients,
  • patients with a fear of needling,
  • elder patients
  • persons, who have cultivated themselves with any type of energy work (Qigong, meditation etc.)

First appointment: ca. 90 Min
Follow up sessions: ca. 45 – 50 Min
Estimated no. of treatments:

For emotional health problems: 7 treatments in a relative short period (2 to 3 days in between, then the treatment intervall is lengthend).

For physical health problems: 7 treatments in a weekly interval.