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Frequently Asked Questions
What happens during the first appointment?

As the basis for any effective treatment is a solid diagnosis, the importance of a thorough history taking and examination of the patient cannot be stressed enough. Therefore, I put much emphasis and time into the first consultation to get a good understanding of the individual’s circumstances, personal challenges, biography and history of complaints. This can take up to an hour. The history taking is followed by the first acupuncture treatment.


What do I need to bring?

I usually ask patients to bring in any medical documentation regarding their current condition or past medical history (blood test results, medical letters and reports of diagnostic examinations). This enables me to build up a complete picture of your complaint and make sure that there aren’t any key issues which have been missed. In some cases, there have been so many specialists involved, that the bigger picture has been lost. 


Is there a risk of infection from acupuncture needles?

No. I use pre-sterilized, pre-packaged disposable acupuncture needles, which are used only once.


Will acupuncture hurt?

What one feels depends on a person’s sensitivity and condition.  Some people feel nothing, while others experience sensations that have been described as tingling, heaviness or a slight electric sensation around the needle or traveling along the meridian.  Acupuncture needles are very thin and spread tissue upon insertion thus avoiding damage.


How many treatments will I need and how often?

The number of treatments will depend on the complexity and duration of your condition coupled with your physical constitution and life style. Some acute disorders are treated with immediate relief while more complicated or chronic problems require more time. Most patients are treated 1-2 times per week.


Many people also find that getting regular weekly or monthly acupuncture treatments, as a preventative measure, help them maintain inner balance to provide continuous good health and a sense of wellbeing.


What should I expect after an acupuncture treatment?

This will depend on the treatment.  Many people feel immediate results after their first treatment, while others may take more time.  It is common to feel a sense of deep relaxation immediately following a treatment.  As acupuncture works on the subtle energies of your body, I suggest to avoid strenuous exercise and stressful situations immediately after the treatment.  Resting, if possible, is ideal.


Will I need herbs as well as acupuncture?

Depending upon one’s constitution and disorder, herbal formulas may be prescribed in conjunction with acupuncture. Herbs are often used to support or enhance the effects of acupuncture.  While acupuncture moves and works with the subtle energies of the body, herbs can be used to build up a person’s vital energy in cases of severe energy depletion.


How do I pay for treatment?

When issuing bills on a private basis, doctors in Germany are obliged to follow the rates set by GOÄ (Gebührenordnung für Ärzte). Some health insurances reimburse the costs for acupuncture carried out by a doctor. Please check with your insurance.



Im Folgenden finden Sie weiterführende Literatur. Ich habe mich bemüht eine Auswahl an Büchern zu treffen, die verschiedene Interessensbereich anspricht und auch für Laien gut verständlich ist. Die meisten Bücher sind auch in der jeweiligen Übersetzung auf Englisch oder Deutsch erhältlich. 

Mich hat jedes einzelne Buch fasziniert und inspiriert! Viel Spaß beim Entdecken…

Jon Kabat Zin

Wherever You Go There You Are. Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life. 2004 (270 pages)

Ted Kaptschuk

Chinese Medicine - The web that has no weaver, 2000 (490 pages)

Barbara Temelie/Beatrice Trebuth

Das Fünf Elemente Kochbuch, 2005 (400 Seiten)

Thich Nath Hanh

Alles was Du tun kannst für Dein Glück  - Übungen für Körper, Seele und Geist (200 Seiten)

Peace is every step, 1991 (133 pages)

Eckhart Tolle

Jetzt - Die Kraft der Gegenwart, 2003 (240 Seiten)

Luise Hay

Gesundheit für Körper und Seele, 2010 (380 Seiten)

Matthias Ennenbach

Inspiration in 108 Leitsätzen, 2017 (270 Seiten)

David Servan-Schreiber

Das Anti-Krebs Buch, 2010 (350 Seiten)

Die neue Medizin der Emotionen, 2006 (318 Seiten)

Richard Beliveau/Denis Gingras

Krebszellen mögen keine Himbeeren, 2010 (347 Seiten)

Hans Lieb/Andreas von Pein

Der kranke Gesunde - Psychosomatische Beschwerden verstehen, 2009 (190 Seiten)

Isa Grüber, Was der Körper Dir zu sagen hat

Ganzheitlich gesund durch achtsames Spüren, 2013 (260 Seiten)


Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever you Go, There You Are

Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life, 2004 (270 Seiten)



WDR Radio Interview with Dr. Arrowsmith (in German)

Preventive. Regenerative. Holistic. -

Fiona Hayhoe-Weiland Yoga in Bonn -

Heilende Medizin - Healing and Caring -

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin -

Kardiologie in Köln -

Inspiration: TCM und Meditation -


Qi Gong und TCM in Bad Neuenahr -


Yoga - Ashtanga und Vinyasa Flow -

Yoga with Ruth Balcombe -


European Institut of applied Buddhism - Meditations und Thai Chi Seminare -


Inspiration, Psychotherapie und Achtsamkeit in Oldenburg -


Geführte Meditationen und Übungen - guided meditation and exercises (by Dr. Kristin Neff)


Selbstmitgefühl - Selfcompassion -

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