When can acupuncture help?
Acupuncture is a good way of treating acute as well as chronic conditions, practically free of side-effects. The same applies to Tuina which is the massage and acupressure therapy of Chinese Medicine. Having a lot of experience with psychological and emotional coaching, my treatments always naturally include elements of conversational therapy and, if asked for, spiritual guidance. The tradition of Chinese Medicine emphasizes the idea of prevention and keeping patients healthy. In my acupuncture practise in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg I frequently see and treat the following conditions:
- Digestive and gastrointestinal disorders of all kinds, fatigue and constant tiredness
- hayfever and other allergies,
- unexplained infertility, menstrual problems, menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes,
- insomnia, emotional problems such as depression, anxiety, or panic attacks,
- migraines and headaches,
- neck or shoulder pain, back or joint pain,
- frequent colds
- skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, acne etc.
The 2003 report of the World Health Organisation WHO lists more than 100 diseases, conditions and symptoms to which acupuncture has been scientifically proven to be an effective treatment.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been practised in China for thousands of years and is now widely recognized as an effective treatment in the West as well. Acupuncture has been so successful because of its focus on the underlying causes of illnesses. It’s all about the Qi which might best be translated as „life energy“. Once its smooth flow is impaired, you fall sick or suffer from pain. There are many reasons why the flow of Qi is disrupted – work related and emotional stress is a common cause of illness in our career-driven society; living in a big hectic city like Berlin doesn’t help either… Other reasons are for example poor diet, injuries, scar tissue or, of course, one’s own physical constitution. Acupuncture is a good and safe way of helping the body to heal itself.
What is Tuina?
I also work with Tuina which combines massage techniques and acupressure. Tuina is the massage and acupressure therapy within the complex realm of Chinese Medicine. It is extremely beneficial in cases of muscle or joint pain of any origin. And it helps relaxing and calming body and mind. Many of my patients love the massage treatments since not only do they relieve pain and tension, e.g. in the shoulder and neck region, the lower back, arms, legs, knees, elbows (you name it) – but they can be applied as feel-good wellness massages that effectively tune down the nervous system, promote healthy sleep and a calm mind.
What does a TCM treatment cost?
First comprehensive diagnosis including acupuncture (120 minutes): 120 Euros
1 treatment session (60 minutes): 70 Euros
5 treatment sessions: 300 Euros
Diagnosis session + 4 treatment sessions: 360 Euros
Especially with chronic conditions you might want to consider regular treatment sessions over several weeks, or sometimes months. Acupuncture is no magical medicine but assists body and mind in restoring its own natural balance. This process takes some time.
In case you are a student, unemployed or in a financial fix due to other circumstances, I do offer further fee reductions. Please feel free to ask me about it. I want acupuncture to be affordable for everyone.
Patient Reviews / Testimonials
In case you are wondering whether acupuncture might work for you or whether I am the right therapist for you, please feel free to check out some reviews that patients of mine kindly wrote.
You are very welcome to contact me for any questions concerning acupuncture or conditions you might suffer from. If you would like to schedule an appointment write me an email, text message or leave a phone message. I always respond very quickly and we will surely find a suitable appointment for you.
A few words about myself
I discovered the powers of acupuncture through my own chronic condition. I had been suffering from sinus infections since my teenage days. I caught a cold nearly every other month and couldn’t breathe without nasal sprays. Unfortunately, no treatment offered by Western medical doctors helped me. Then one day I decided to try acupuncture. And lo and behold: after a few months of treatment my symptoms receeded, I could finally breathe freely and was no longer prone to catching the flu all the time. Quite a convincing experience which would change my life:
After many years as a radio journalist and correspondent in Washington D.C., followed by a decade of supervising the trainee program at a great school of journalism in Babelsberg I was ready for a career change. I signed up at a renowned school for Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and gained a lot of experience practising under superb supervision. I also studied Western Medicine and after passing my „Heilpraktiker“ exam I opened my first acupuncture practise. I also offer herbal treatment according to the ancient tradition of herbal Chinese medicine.
I am a member of the Association of Classical Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (AGTCM). The AGTCM serves to establish and maintain the highest professional standards of practice for acupuncture in Germany and ensure excellence in training.