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Acupuncture treats various diseases that result from an imbalanced energy flow. Through using very thin needles or laser at particular points, blockades can be released and self-healing powers activated. Acupuncture is one of the main treatment modalities of TCM, tested and refined through the centuries. People’s experience of the needles varies. Some people feel a prickling, or a vibration: others may feel a dull pressure. We use gentle needling. With especially sensitive patients, painless needling or lasers can be used. Of course we use only disposable needles. Acupuncture can treat most functional diseases well, and without side effects.

Next: TCM Herbal Therapy

TCM Herbal Therapy

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Chinese herbal therapy is based on ancient verbal traditions, transmitted from master to apprentice, and refined through centuries of application.  The treasures of nature in China provided ample raw material. Around 6000 medicinals from botanicals, minerals, and animals are documented: around 300 of those are used in TCM prescriptions.

In Switzerland, only a few animal derived substances are approved for use by the agency Swissmedic. Most of our medicinals are plant derived, and include roots, bark, leaves, braches, flowers, fruits, and seeds. Depending on the diagnosis, various healing herbs are combined into an effective mixture. Each herb has a particular function. The so-called emperor herb is responsible for the main effect of the mixture. Various other herbs support the function of the formula, help the body absorb the mix, or alleviate any possible side-effects. During your treatment, the herbs can be adjusted, taking into account other medications that you might be prescribed. Normally, the herbs are tolerated well, and seldom cause any side effects. For patients that are pregnant, or wish to become pregnant, we avoid any strong herbs, so that you and your baby will be absolutely safe.

Next: Asian Massage

Asian Massage


Asian Bodywork offers massage techniques informed by TCM therapy. Tui-Na is the most popular Asian massage. During your treatment, the therapist determines which acupuncture channels have blocked energy. Through the application of tapping, vibrating, and swinging movements, and pressure from fingers, palms, and fists, the energy flow in the meridian can be restored. Tui-na increases circulation and stimulates endocrine secretions. Tui-Na is mostly used for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Muscles, tendons, and joints that are tense and blocked can be treated effectively. It can also be used for gynecological or nervous conditions.

Next: Cupping


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Cupping is a traditional healing method that was used in European, as well as Asian, culture. Cupping may be used instead of acupuncture, or combined into a treatment. It’s especially recommended for painful conditions resulting from a local blockage of Qi and circulation. Through the use of a hand pump a vacuum is created. The cup is then applied to the affected body part. The cups remain in place 10 to 20 minutes. Afterwards, circulation is improved. Some bruising is possible, though the procedure is not painful.

Next: Nutrition



Nutritional theory is another cornerstone of TCM, and is usually including as part of treatment. In China, eating properly has traditionally been regarded as another kind of medicine. Choosing nutritional foods supports other healing therapies, as well as preventing illness down the road. Foods are categorized according to their action in the body, and whether they have a cooling or warming effect, regardless of their actual temperature. Your nutritional choices further energize your therapy here. We’re happy to share hints and recipes with you.