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Acupuncture is at the heart of every treatment in my practice in Nuremberg and has been a form of therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for more than 2000 years. Traditionally, acupuncture has been understood as regulating the flow of life energy (Qi) through channels that connect the surface of the body with the organs.

Special acupuncture needles – much finer than the hypodermic needles typically found in a doctor’s office – are inserted into specific points to activate the body’s own healing powers and restore health. By needling (acupuncture) or heating these points (moxibustion), the organism is stimulated to bring itself back into balance.

When I insert the needles you will either feel nothing or something like a mosquito bite – it’s virtually painless. The needles typically stay in place for 20 to 30 minutes, during which time you either experience nothing or a mild “qi sensation”: a dull, distended, or warm feeling around the needle or along the meridian. Most patients feel relaxed during and after their treatment.

The frequency of treatments and the total number of sessions depend, among other things, on how acute, how intense, and how long-term your situation is.

Acupuncture Nuremberg

Ear acupuncture is a new application of a classical Chinese medical era idea: that a small part of the body can represent the whole body. In this case, the idea is that the ear resembles an image of a human infant upside down.

TCM Ohrakupunktur in NürnbergEar acupuncture is a relatively recent development – it has only been used for about 50 years, either alone or as an accompaniment to body acupuncture. The same needles are used – although sometimes shorter and even finer than those used for body acupuncture. However, the background to why certain points on the ear are chosen and where to find them is different from body acupuncture.

Look at the photo of an ear: do you see the image of the child (upside down)? I put needles in locations in the ear that correspond to locations in your body where you are experiencing symptoms or that could help relieve those symptoms, for example by activating the body’s systems to reduce inflammation or pain.

Legal Disclaimer:

Like most non-western medicine treatments, traditional Chinese medicine in its various forms of therapy is not recognized by conventional medicine. It is not part of the general medical standard. Scientific evidence has not yet been sufficiently provided and the effectiveness is not sufficiently secured and recognized.