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Acupuncture

Acupuncture (Latin: needle prick, pungere) first mentioned in the year 90BC in the double biography of a travelling physician (Bian Cue) and a grain store manager (Chunyu Yi).

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At certain points on the surface of the body, metal needles (single-use) are pierced at different depths through the skin of the patient in order to achieve a curative effect in various organs or functional systems: through the needle, certain meridians of the energy flow "Qi" can be positively influenced, which leads to the harmonisation of "Yin" and "Yang". "Yin" and "Yang" are the two poles, inherent to all things in the cosmos. Their balanced interaction is essential for the existence of a healthy and harmonious whole.

After World War II, and a western influence in China, anaesthesia through acupuncture gained increasing importance.

For children, or patients with a needle phobia, acupuncture with a laser (Seirin laser pen) is also possible.

akkupunktur2A special form of acupuncture is the auricular acupuncture (ear acupuncture), after the French doctor P. Nogier, who developed this method in the end of the 1950s: Sitting in southern France, he observed Algerian immigrants, whose ears often had dark marks, which had stemmed from a previous treatment with hot needles. The service Nogier offered was the cataloguing and description of each point, and the assignment to certain diseases.

The ear micro system includes the most parts of the human body. By stimulating certain points on the ear, the associated anatomic regions can be treated.

For a more precise comparison of the individual points against each other, we use a skin resistance meter for ear acupuncture: the skin resistance at the desired acupuncture point is reduced, compared to the neighbouring point.

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