What is acupuncture?

The term acupuncture derivest from two Latin words, “acus” (the needle) and “pungere”(to stick) and thus means “the sticking of the needle.” This ancient healing method from China, which has been practiced for hundreds of years, is being more and more used in our culture. With body and ear acupuncture, fine and thin needles are inserted in certain parts of the body. The choice of places to insert the needles depends on the kind of problem and on the examination, which is made on the basis of traditional Chinese (TCM) medicine

How does acupuncture work?

Traditional Chinese medicine describes two complimentary opposites: Yin and Yang. These two forces normally maintain a harmonious balance. A disturbance of the balance is perceived by practitioners of Chinese medicine as an illness.
The use of acupuncture leads to an exchange of energy, and through the resulting harmonization, the body’s self-healing powers are set in motion

When is Acupuncture helpful? (indication)

In principle, acupuncture heals that which is disturbed, not that which is destroyed.
Acupuncture can be used with a variety of ailments, alone or in combination with other therapeutic procedures.
Headaches and pain in the spine and the joints, react well to this form of treatment.

How does the treatment proceed?

Usually a series of ten acupuncture treatments are prescribed, which, in general, should be terminated within 5 to 6 weeks. The needles remain in place for approximately 30 minutes.
What success does acupuncture have?

Various studies indicate the successes of acupuncture treatment, for example, the nation-wide GERAC-study (German Acupunture Trials). 85% of the acupuncture patients indicate their symptoms had improved after the treatment.

The Quality Circle Acupuncture West Palatinate

Since July 1, 2008, acupuncture treatments for mandatory insured persons may be given exclusively by specially qualified doctors who have been examined by professional medical associations. Aside from a thorough education, a regular further training is required. In the Quality Circle Acupuncture West Palatinate, a group of physicians from different specializations have joined together. All of them have fulfilled all requirements, and further their education together regularly. One of these Physicians is Dr. M. Pfeffer.
What does treatment cost?

All private insurance companies cover the cost of acupuncture therapy.

The mandatory insurance companies will cover the cost of acupuncture for the following conditions:
•    Lumbar vertebrae syndrome
•    Arthritis of the knees, which has been active for more than 6 months

For the treatment of other ailments, we set our prices according to the official fees for doctors (GOÄ) at 36.72 euros per session.

Please contact us if you are interested.
For further questions we are gladly at your disposal.
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