Acupuncture – Treating with tradition

Acupuncture Stuttgart / Ludwigsburg

Dr. Kreisel has extensive specialist knowledge in the area of acupuncture. In his clinic in Bietigheim-Bissingen near Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg, he offers all established and special acupuncture methods such as Chinese body acupuncture, ear acupuncture, skull acupuncture according to Yamamoto YNSA, eye acupuncture according to Boel or forehead acupuncture.

Furthermore, Dr.Kreisel is an internationally accepted expert in the field of implant acupuncture, a special form of therapy that is perfectly suited for the treatment of chronic diseases such as migraine, RLS, Parkinson’s disease, tinnitus or AMD.

Acupuncture is said to be the oldest and most widespread therapy worldwide as well as the treatment with the least side effects. It forms a sub-area of so-called traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). By stimulating defined reflex points that are spread on the skin following energy gates (meridians), many diseases can be alleviated or cured.

Objectives of acupuncture treatment

  • Reduces disease symptoms
  • Alleviates pain
  • Improves the general wellbeing and fitness
  • Improves sleep
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Reduces medication

The largest study worldwide, carried out at the Charité Berlin with a total patient population of 250,000 proved the effectiveness of acupuncture for diseases such as back and joint pain. Furthermore many other diseases can be treated successfully with acupuncture.

  • Disorders of the musculoskeletal system such as
    • back pain (lumbar spine, thoracic spine and cervical spine syndrome)
    • Joint pain in knees, hips, shoulder, elbow
    • Rheumatism
  • Neurological diseases such as
    • tension headache, migraine
    • Restless Legs Syndrome RLS
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Polyneuropathy
    • Nerve pain (neuralgia)
    • Stroke
  • Eye diseases such as
    • macular degeneration AMD
    • Conjunctivitis
  • ENT diseases such as
    • hearing loss, tinnitus
    • Sinusitis
  • Allergic diseases such as
    • allergic rhinitis
    • Bronchial asthma
    • Food intolerances
  • Skin diseases such as
    • shingles (herpes zoster)
    • Psoriasis
  • Irritable colon, digestion disorder
  • Fatigue syndrome, depressions

Normally, an acupuncture treatment takes between 30 and 45 min, a treatment series includes 6-15 sessions depending on the clinical picture. Often, the actual amount of time needed for therapy cannot be determined precisely in advance. In general, chronic illnesses require a longer period of treatment. The selection of acupuncture points according to energetic factors and their precise needle sticking are preconditions for best acupunctur results. Therefore, expertise and utmost accuracy are required.

We only use high-quality, sterile and individually packaged disposable needles for treatment that are manufactured in Germany, France and China by companies with an international reputation.

Traditional Chinese acupuncture and microsystem acupuncture

At his Clinic for Integrative Medicine in Bietigheim-Bissingen near Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg, Dr. Kreisel offers traditional Chinese acupuncture and special microsystem acupuncture. Microsystems are body regions reflecting the human being in his or her entirety. The most common microsystems are ears, the head, hands and feet. Microsystem acupuncture treats those regions specifically. The main benefit of microsystem acupuncture compared to traditional body acupuncture is its significantly faster acting effect.

In traditional body acupuncture, the points to be treated are located along energy gates that are also called meridians. These meridians are spread over the entire body surface. Ancient Chinese belief says that life’s energy or Qi with its share of Yin and Yang flows through these gates. Both of the life-preserving forces act simultaneously in the body. However, they are effective as opposite poles. If they are balanced perfectly within the organism, they demonstrate ideal health. Any imbalances lead to illness over time. Stimulating the corresponding points with needles dissolves any energy blockages within the body and eliminates interferences. To this day, more than 350 standard acupuncture points are known, some of which have to be selected and combined carefully according to energetic criteria.

In the 1950ies, the French physician Dr. Paul Nogier developed ear acupuncture and the auriculo medicine originated therefrom. According to this method, the surface of the ear is a reflex zone projecting all organs and structures of a body. An examination of ear reflex zones allows an exact statement about health conditions and helps to make a diagnosis. Furthermore, it facilitates the finding of interference areas. At the first glance, these often do not seem to be connected with actual clinical pictures, but in total they affect the healing process negatively. It is supposed that all stimulus triggered by ear acupuncture get to the related organs via the interbrain and that these respond to signals. Therefore, ear acupuncture always acts through the brain, the human control center. It is highly effective due to its short reflex paths.

During the 1970ies, the Japanese physician Dr. Toshikatsu Yamamoto devolved this treatment method which was named after him. Yamamoto’s skull acupuncture works well with neurological diseases and with acute or chronic pain. The acupuncture points are located on the scalp where they are stimulated with fine acupuncture or laser needles.

During the 1990ies, Prof. John Boel from Denmark developed a highly effective acupuncture system for the treatment of eye diseases. That system became generally known as eye acupuncture. Of course, no needles are directly inserted into the eye. The name rather refers to the fact that mainly points that have a strengthening effect on the eye are used.

Permanent needles are sterile single-use needles made of steel that are inserted in the ear’s skin surface and remain there for up to three weeks. Permanent needles should be stimulated with a small magnet several times a day. Acupuncture using permanent needles may not be confused with implantation acupuncture.

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Implant acupuncture

Dr. Kreisel ranks among the leading international experts in the field of implant acupuncture. He offers this treatment at his Clinic in Bietigheim-Bissingen near Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg. In particular, when treating chronic clinical pictures such as pain syndromes, migraine, Restless-Legs Syndrome (RLS), Parkinson’s disease, tinnitus and certain eye diseases, this method has proven its effectiveness.

With the development of frequency-modulated brain stimulation FBS® according to Dr. Kreisel, he is the first in this area. This method combines implant acupuncture with laser medicine and optimizes the therapeutic outcome. This challenging therapeutic method requires plenty of experience and extreme care. It should only be carried out by highly qualified and certified acupuncture therapists. As scientific adviser and lecturer for the International Network for Implant Acupuncture for controlled implant acupuncture INAURIS, Dr. Kreisel imposes standards for highest quality regarding education and application of the method.

During implant acupuncture tiny titanium needles or needles of soluble RESOMER® are directly placed under the skin of the auricle to stay permanently in the ear. In contrast to traditional needle acupuncture, these implants are said to permanently stimulate the treated reflex points and release increased messengers in the central nervous system.

An ear has about known 400 acupuncture points which are assigned to certain organs and structures of the body. Before implantation, all regions of the ear have to be examined systematically for active points. As these points are very small (0.2 – 0.3 mm), so the search for acupuncture points and the implantation process itself have to be done as exactly as possible. Implant acupuncture can supplement standard therapies of conventional medicine. Implantation acupuncture must not be confused with acupuncture using permanent needles.

Implant acupuncture is solely used for the treatment of chronic diseases.

Here are some examples:

  • Chronic pain syndromes such as of the vertebral column or headaches
  • Restless Legs Syndrome RLS
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Macular degeneration AMD
  • Nicotine withdrawal

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