Acupuncture ordination dr

Dear Patient ! Dear patient !

For years I have been dealing intensively with holistic medicine, with special emphasis on acupuncture. I offer the gentle method of laser acupuncture especially for the treatment of children. I completed the training for this from 1998 to 2000 at the Austrian Scientific Society for Acupuncture and finished with a diploma examination.

I would like to give you some information about acupuncture below. This should bring you closer to the treatment method. However, it should not replace the personal conversation with me.

If you have any questions about acupuncture, I will be happy to answer them.

Dr. Monika Regitnig-Baumhackl

From the content:

What is acupuncture ?
Western or Eastern medicine?
How does acupuncture work??
application areas
Acupuncture for prevention
Carrying out an acupuncture treatment
possible side effects
Other methods


What does acupuncture actually mean??

This term is made up of two words:

Latin acus = Needle and pungent, period = sting and means: sting the point.

Acupuncture is a healing method from China .

"Many roads lead to Rome" and many lead to recovery and healing; In addition to the numerous subjects in modern medicine, ancient Chinese medicine can often help. Only the doctor can decide whether and which treatment is best for a patient. Ancient Chinese medicine with its thinking system can organize and make many things clear. This form of therapy has not only been scientifically verified in China for the past 40 years.

In Austria, acupuncture is recognized by the government, the Supreme Medical Council, universities, public health insurers and private insurance companies. The official Austrian Chamber of Physicians (ÖAK Diplom) for acupuncture is awarded after theoretical and practical training and examination. Although acupuncture is generally offered by many people, only the ÖAK diploma guarantees a doctor with a sound education.

Although acupuncture often improves symptoms for a long time and is therefore often much cheaper than others Procedure comes up, the reimbursement of costs varies depending on the insurance company and the federal state and is only slowly being assessed more fairly.

What is acupuncture ?

Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine. It is based on different theoretical and practical foundations than modern Western medicine and uses other healing methods, but above all it is based on a different way of thinking – the Chinese. It is a question of flexibility, whether someone gives another chance, perhaps a somewhat unfamiliar way of thinking, a chance. This applies to both the treating doctor and the patient.

Western or Eastern medicine?

Both disciplines treat the same diseases, but from different points of view. In today’s China, traditional medicine is not seen as an alternative, but as a complement to Western medicine. The answer is therefore not: either or, but the combination of both methods is desirable. The first step, the diagnosis, is to be made with all the technical aids of modern medicine in order to then decide whether acupuncture should be used as therapy.

How does acupuncture work??

The basic idea is that the balance of power in the body is disturbed in the event of an illness. Traditional medicine describes two opposing but complementary forces: YIN and YANG. These two forces are usually in harmony. Disruption of this balance between yin and yang manifests itself as a disease according to Chinese medicine. The use of acupuncture leads to energy balance, harmonization of yin and yang and thus healing. This harmonization stimulates the body’s self-healing powers. This is the traditional way to understand acupuncture. The scientific investigations carried out in the last few years brought astonishing results. Although the mechanisms of action of acupuncture have not been clarified down to the last detail, we now know that it works via various nerve pathways and stimulates or inhibits so-called neurotransmitters. The nerve pathways are addressed via different points that lie on the surface of the body. These points are selected individually by your doctor and tailored to your personal symptoms. The neurotransmitters mentioned above, but also hormone-like substances (e.g. endorphins) not only regulate muscle tension, pain sensation and blood circulation, but also act on the immune system (neuroimmunological axis).

Chinese acupuncturists developed over thousands of years of experience and knowledge transfer a treatment system that does not have scientific background knowledge, but made a connection between action (acupuncture point) and reaction (disease healing).

application areas

In principle, the following applies: “Acupuncture heals what is disrupted is. Acupuncture doesn’t cure what destroyed is. “In the case of acute, short-term illnesses, for example neck stiffness or sciatic pain, it is often possible to achieve permanent healing with a few, rarely even with a single acupuncture treatment. Chronic illnesses that have existed for a long time usually require a curative application of the appropriate healing method – including acupuncture.

With a variety of diseases, acupuncture can be used alone or in combination with other therapies.

Some areas of application:

  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • lumbago
  • back pain
  • a headache
  • migraine
  • neck pain
  • neuralgia
  • Sinus discomfort
  • tinnitus
  • diarrhea
  • Dyspepsia / irritable bowel
  • constipation
  • bloating
  • depressions
  • Facial nerve paralysis
  • Paralysis after stroke
  • dizziness
  • sleep disorders
  • difficulty concentrating
  • learning Disabilities
  • Fidgety Hyperactivity Disorder
  • bed wetting
  • asthma
  • skin allergies
  • hay fever
  • hives
  • eczema
  • smoking cessation
  • overweight
  • high blood pressure
  • menstrual cramps
  • menopausal complaints
  • prenatal Care
  • bank

Acupuncture for prevention

Prevention is known to be better than cure. A good example of this is the treatment of migraines: The acupuncture therapy (a total of 8-10 treatments; 1-2 times a week) very often prevents the occurrence of migraine attacks and the constant taking of drugs that burden the organism is therefore unnecessary.

Carrying out an acupuncture treatment

First of all, the diagnosis must be clarified and ensured according to all rules of modern medicine. The patient should bring all previous findings, ordered in chronological order, to the initial examination, as this is the only way your attending doctor can get a good insight into your previous history of suffering. Since acupuncture wants to consider and treat the whole person, the patient should also bring his whole person into play and not, as is already widespread in modern medicine, attach individual complaints to greater importance than necessary and, on the other hand, important details than irrelevant view and keep silent. The more the patient informs the doctor about general well-being, habits, sensitivities, etc. the more the doctor will be able to get an idea of ​​the treatment required. During the acupuncture treatment, the patient lies or sits as calmly as possible. During the treatment period, the patient should relax, relax, think as little as possible and avoid any movement. Since acupuncture relaxes the muscles and vessels, no similarly acting procedure (autogenic training, yoga, meditation exercises, etc.) should be used by the patient for the duration of the treatments. A therapy session lasts about 20 minutes, for acute complaints as well with children shorter.

possible side effects

Acupuncture is a very effective therapy, to which the body can react excessively. There may be an electrifying feeling when the needle is inserted. This feeling is also called a needle sensation and shows that the point was hit correctly. (But even without this needle sensation, the point can of course be right.) After the needles have been set, you should lie calm and relaxed for a few minutes so that the needle (s) in the tissue do not move and cause unnecessary pain cause.

Occasional circulatory reactions such as dizziness, tiredness or collapse can also occur. These so-called vegetative reactions can be avoided or eliminated by adjusting the points and stimulating the needles, as well as by resting after acupuncture.

A so-called initial worsening of the symptoms can also occur. However, this will fade away after a short time. An initial worsening indicates a correct therapeutic approach (striking the therapy). Occasionally, bruising may occur during or after acupuncture, which usually remains very small.

You should also not do any strenuous activities or sports immediately before and three to four hours after the treatment, as acupuncture has a relaxing effect.

The transmission of infectious diseases through acupuncture is absolutely impossible, since only single-use needles are used.

As an alternative in adults and children it is common LASER acupuncture (Light "needle"). This is possible without any penetration into the skin, even without touch, and is therefore completely painless; however, it is somewhat less effective and must therefore be treated more often. Combinations can also be carried out.

Other methods

There are other therapeutic options in acupuncture, to which the above also applies.

Ear Acupuncture

With ear acupuncture, sensitive points are needled on the pinna. Ear acupuncture can be used either alone, in combination with body or skull acupuncture and other methods, preferably naturopathy.

Ball indentation method

After locating the corresponding point, a bead or a seed is glued to the corresponding area using a well-adhering plaster. These remain in place for 3-5 days and are stimulated by the patient himself.

cupping massage

During the cupping massage, cupping heads are placed on pre-greased skin and a connective tissue massage is carried out along the muscle and meridian course.


Acupuncture points are stimulated by warmth. Here, for example, moxa herb is used, which is burned down.


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