Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic medicine that has been practiced in China for over 2000 years. According to TCM, currents provide the body with energy and maintain its healthy structure and function. Therefore, a disease and disorder in the body is seen as a disorder of Qi supply that disturbs the harmonious balance of Yin and Yang. These ways of thinking open up a different view of illness and health for patients, one that can bring new hope and differs from the explanatory and therapeutic methods of Western conventional medicine.
Fine needles are placed on the special points of the body and energetic blockages are released, the energy can flow and the recovery of the body is promoted. Thus, many diseases can be positively influenced and ultimately cured.
Experienced alternative practitioners like Ms. Chen and Mr. Xu have learned a high sensitivity in handling the acupuncture needles, so that the stitches are performed very finely and hardly noticeable.
Since TCM and acupuncture are not yet fully recognized by the health insurance companies in Germany, the legally insured patient bears the costs for the examination and therapy in principle themselves. There is the possibility of a supplementary insurance for alternative practitioners, offered by some statutory health insurance companies, to achieve a partial assumption of costs. Privately insured patients and those with subsidies and supplementary insurance may receive payment for treatment, possibly according to GebüH (Gebührenverzeichnis für Heilpraktiker), but should clarify the respective cost coverage with their insurance.
The actual acupuncture treatment lasts 30 to 60 minutes. However, we recommend that our patients plan for more time so that detailed, additional examinations and discussions can take place. Depending on the clinical picture, we recommend a therapy duration of 6 to 10 sessions in total and an appearance in the practice of 1 to 2 times a week, whereby an increase of the treatment intervals is possible after a subjective improvement of the condition. Already after five sessions, treatment successes can often be determined, after which the duration of therapy is measured.
No. Only disposable needles are used in our practice.