HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?

The stimulation of needles causes a release of hormones and bio-active substances, especially in the peripheral and central nervous systems, thus allowing them better regulation. The treatment then attenuates conditions such as STRESS, SLEEP DISORDERS AND ANXIETY DISORDERS. Furthermore, the immune system (which fights COLDS, SORE THROATS AND PREVENTS VIRAL DISEASES) is re-enforced, as are muscles, bones, tendons and organs. Bio-active substances have an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. They also improve the body regeneration process.

MY TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDECINE- ACUPUNCTURE TRAINING:

ACUPUNCTURE AND TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDECINE FMH DIPLOMA: ASA DIPLOMA (ASA= ASSOCIATION OF SWISS DOCTORS FOR ACUPUNCTURE AND CHINESE MEDICINE)

HOW TO ACQUIRE THIS DIPLOMA?
The ASA diploma is awarded to doctors who, at the end of an extensive training in acupuncture and in Chinese traditional medicine (including Chinese herbalism), acquire the title of specialist (recognised by the FMH). Basic acupuncture training includes at least 360 hours plus a final oral and written exam. I obtained the ASA diploma in 2006. I acquired my first experience in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture during my medical studies at the University of Göttingen in Germany in 1993. This was supplemented by A and B diplomas of the German Society of Acupuncture and CAN (College of Acupuncture and Naturopathy) in 2000 and 2004.

REIMBURSEMENT OF ACUPUNCTURE BY BASIC HEALTH INSURANCE

Thanks to the recognition of the specialty of ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY FMH and the ASA diploma in acupuncture-TCM, acupuncture (including auriculotherapy = ear acupuncture) and the basic services of traditional Chinese medicine are reimbursed by the obligatory basic insurance LaMal.

In the event of a high deductible of the basic insurance, it is also possible to bill the complementary insurance with the appropriate recognition (EMR, NVS).

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ACUPUNCTURE-TMC?

Thanks to a solid training in acupuncture-traditional Chinese medicine such as the ASA diploma, a specialist is able to apply international scientific knowledge in TMC and guarantees a THERAPY BASED ON PROOF. An ASA qualified doctor is able to use many traditional Chinese medicine methods, such as:

  • TMC DIAGNOSIS BY RECONSTITUTING THE HISTORY OF DISORDERS
  • MOXIBUSTION (Heat treatment of points located on an acupuncture meridian)
  • AURICULOTHERAPY (Ear acupuncture)
  • TUI NA MASSAGE (Massage along the meridians)
  • PHYTOTHERAPY (Chinese herbal medicine treatment)
  • NUTRITION THERAPY ACCORDING TO TMC

WHAT ARE THE DISORDERS FOR WHICH ACUPUNCTURE IS EFFECTIVE?

After scientific studies (CONTROLLED CLINICAL TRIALS / EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE) and as listed by WHO (WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION), acupuncture is effective in these cases:

  • HEADACHES
  • MIGRAINS
  • TRIJUMEAL NEVRALGIA
  • TEETH / JAW PROBLEMS (cranio or temporomandibular syndrome, bruxism, gingivitis)
  • SORE THROAT
  • CERVICAL SPINE SYNDROME
  • ARTHRITIS
  • SHOULDER PAIN
  • NECK PAIN
  • POST-OPERATIVE PAIN
  • PAIN IN THE HANDS
  • TENNIS ELBOW
  • BACK PAIN
  • FOOT PAIN
  • KNEE PAIN
  • SLEEP DISORDERS
  • STRESS
  • DEPRESSION
  • ANXIETY
  • GASTRITIS
  • STOMACH BURNS
  • COLITIS
  • MENOPAUSE FLASHES
  • MENSTRUAL PAIN
  • IRREGULAR CYCLES
  • COLD SHOTS
  • RHINITIS
  • SINUSITIS
  • ASTHMA
  • BRONCHITIS
  • INFLAMMATION OF TONSILS
  • DIARRHEA
  • CONSTIPATION
  • CYSTITIS
  • CONJUNCTIVITIS
  • NEUROPATHIES
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