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Acupuncture

Rita Stoller

Acupuncture is a form of therapy which uses the skin to stimulate bodily regulatory feedback systems through deliberate needle stimulation of certain points. Since ancient times, the Chinese have observed projection zones on the skin which indicate the physiological state of inner organs. Because of their efforts, we now have a catalogue of numerous acupuncture points, their corresponding organs, and the symptoms which respond to needle stimulation at those points.

Acupuncture is not a cure-all, but it can bring relief and pain reduction. Its application succeeds in all functional disorders associated with degenerative processes. However, no claim is made for acupuncture as a cure for disease.

Hardly any other form of therapy has been so praised and admired by western medicine on one hand, and so ignored on the other. Although the successes of acupuncture analgesia have become obvious, the use of acupuncture as a form of therapy continues to encounter skepticism. The reason for this may be that the empirical proof western medicine looks for hasn't yet been established.

Indications

1. Respiratory tract disorders, pneumonia, emphysema

2. Cardiac disorders, arrhythmia

3. Gastritis, indigestion

4. Facilitation of parturition, sterility

5. Colic, enteritis, cystitis

6. Mastitis, edema of the udder

7. Mastitis, cystitis

8. Urinary tract disorders

 

Our veterinarian friends from Switzerland, Dr. Andrew and Franziska Roesti, visited us in April for a few days. They treat large and small animals in the Simmenthal Valley, using conventional medicine, as well as homeopathics and acupuncture. Andrew's fifteen years of experience has brought good results, and a growing knowledge of acupuncture. He continues to learn more by studying the animals and their behaviour through slides and videos. We wish him success in his work.

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