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In medicine, natural remedies are methods that attempt to maintain or restore health through the use of natural substances.
There are traditional natural remedies such as exercise therapy, hydrotherapy, physical therapy, order therapy, or herbal medicine, and non-traditional natural remedies such as homeopathy, acupuncture, and kinesiology.
Our practice offers additional therapy methods that are referred to as 'alternative healing methods' rather than 'natural remedies'. They are not generally recognized by health insurance providers as effective therapy methods and therefore not all costs are reimbursed.
Acupuncture takes into account the relationships between nature and the sick person. The goal of acupuncture treatment is to balance the organism, restore harmony between the mind and body with its environment, and make it more resilient to harmful influences.
In health, the life energy (which the Chinese call "Qi") flows in harmony, the functions of the individual organs are strong and undisturbed. In acupuncture, diseases are due to a disturbance in the flow of life energy. There may be a weakness or excess of life forces. A blockage in the flow of life energy can also cause pain or other health problems and illnesses.
Life energy flows in harmony with its Yin and Yang components on pathways called meridians. The body receives this life energy through food and breathing, among other things.
Yin and Yang are the polar forces in acupuncture. Our entire world, including our organism, can be divided into these two principles. Yin, for example, represents the feminine, passive principle, and Yang the masculine, active principle. With respect to life energy, an excess (hyperfunction) or deficiency (hypofunction) of life force can occur. An imbalance in life energy leads to illness in the long term. After diagnosing this disharmony, a balance between these opposing poles is restored and disturbances in the organism are eliminated by needling specific acupuncture points on the meridians.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is closely linked to the cultural history of China. In contrast to the symptom-oriented medicine in the West, the typical feature of Chinese medicine is a holistic approach, in which the organism is viewed as an organic unit, and the relationship of humans to nature is also assumed as a unity.
This holistic approach places great emphasis on prevention by attempting to recognize energetic imbalances and thus prevent the development of diseases. In treatment, the focus is not on finding a particularly effective remedy for something, but rather a combination of drugs and other therapeutic measures that restore the body to a state of harmony and achieve healing.
The most important subfield of TCM is herbal medicine. A variety of drugs are used, primarily in the form of decoctions for external and internal use, which also include remedies of animal and mineral origin.
Massage (Tuina), breathing therapies (Qi-Gong), gymnastics and movement exercises (Tai ji quan) are also part of the medical repertoire. Dietary recommendations and nutritional guidelines support these methods.