Acupuncture comes from the latin words ‚acus‘– needle and ‚pungere’ to puncture. It is an old Asian healing ritual where you stimulate specific acupuncture points along the skin of the body by using stainless steel needles. The organs associated with these acupuncture points are so positively influenced.
Acupuncture can support health by resolving blockages of our life energy (Qi) which flows through our body on specific channels (meridians). Acupuncture helps to balance or soften energetic disturbances. The puncture of the needle on the nerve endings triggers impulses in our spinal cord or brain that can suppress pain impulses that would normally go to the brain. Hence, acupuncture can help to influence the distribution of neurotransmitters in our brain. Especially in pain treatment, acupuncture shows remarking results.
The advantages of acupuncture are obvious:
- It is based on endogenous regulation mechanisms
- There are basically no side effects and
- It is nowadays widely accepted amongst specialists and conventional practitioners.
Acupuncture can help with a variety of medical conditions. In our medical practice, it is especially used for treat of:
- Migraine and other chronic pains
- Pain within the musculoskeletal system and other orthopaedic indications
- Allergic disorders (hay fever, asthma etc.)
Besides the classic acupuncture of the body, we also use ear acupuncture and the new cranial acupuncture of Yamamoto. To learn these techniques I went through a professional training with Dr. Toshikatsu Yamamoto himself (in Japan).