Treatment

Treatment

My treatment is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and comprises acupuncture1, cupping2, moxibustion3 and GuaSha4.
Acupuncture is used for:

  • gynaecological problems (e.g. period pains)
  • physical problems (e.g. tense muscles, aches and pains, bowel problems, headaches)
  • psychological and psychosomatic problems (e.g. sleeping problems, restlessness, fatigue)
  • smoking cessation
  • allergies
GuaSha

The location in Könneritzstraße is not barrier-free. Still, please write to me if you need a wheelchair accessible option, we will find a way to make it possible. The practice in Klingestraße 10 will be barrier-free (i move there around autumn 2023).

Cost

Comprehensive anamnesis (questioning about your medical and psychological history) and Treatment 75-90€ (around 75-90 mins.)

Acupuncture, Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxa 50-60€  (around 60 mins.)

Your first appointment will comprise an anamnesis of the symptoms you would like to have treated and setting goals for your treatment. I will ask you many questions about the background of and similar symptoms to your problem to assess the right acupuncture points and other methods of treatment. I will also take your pulse and make a diagnosis of your tongue.

Cupping

The number of treatments needed depends on if your condition is acute or chronic. The cost is usually not refundable by the German NHS up to date. Private supplementary insurances may cover part or all of your expenses, depending on your contract. Private insurances often also refund the costs; Please confer with your insurance on this matter beforehand.
Please do not clean your tongue on the day of your appointment. Please bring any Western medical history documentation referring to the ailment you want treated, as well as a large towel.

Chinese Medicine

has been used to treat various illnesses in China for over 2000 years and has been constantly developed further. In the Western world, Chinese medicine is partly seen as an alternative to Western concepts, and partly as an addition to them. Apart from the treatment of ailments, TCM is also about their prevention.
Chinese medicine has a holistic approach and aims to treat the causes of an illness. Illnesses, emotional imbalances and pain are all seen as imbalances in the body and mind. The goal is to help the person regain their balance by influencing their energy, their “Qi”. Depending on the illness, endogenous powers are to be strenghtened, pathogenic (ill-making) factors channelled out and blockades in the body dissolved.

1Acupuncture: Very thin, sterile needles are inserted into the upper epidermis at specific points
2Cupping: Circulation is improved by placing cups on the patients’ skin to create suction; E.g.to relieve tension
3Moxibustion: Treatment of acupuncture points with warm mugwort / moxa
4Gua Sha: Technique of scraping the skin to improve circulation, e.g. to relieve tension