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Acupuncture for MS patients: Complementary support

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Many MS patients resort to complementary procedures. The drive to actively contribute to their health and to exhaust all possibilities is often a decisive reason for choosing non-conventional medical methods. Among these, Acupuncture attracts attention as a complementary form of therapy, particularly concerning alleviating symptoms such as fatigue . While numerous complementary approaches have proven themselves in practice and an increasing number of medical practitioners are open to them, the importance of considering these methods as a complement to conventional MS therapy is also emphasized. Acupuncture represents a valuable addition in this context, as it aims to improve the well-being of those affected and to support them holistically.

II. The role of acupuncture in multiple sclerosis (MS)

A. Basics of acupuncture and its use in MS

Acupuncture is an important part of traditional Chinese medicine and is based on the stimulation of specific points of the body through the insertion of thin needles. This method aims to restore the balance of vital energy (Qi) and remove blockages in the energy flow. In multiple sclerosis, a disease characterized by inflammation and nerve damage, acupuncture can help stabilize the immune system and reduce inflammatory processes. Acupuncture is also believed to stimulate the release of neurotransmitters, which can relieve pain and lead to muscle relaxation.

B. How acupuncture can help: Symptom relief and quality of life

For patients with multiple sclerosis, acupuncture can be a useful complement to conventional medical treatment, especially for symptoms such as fatigue, pain, and muscle stiffness. Through targeted treatment, acupuncture can help to alleviate these symptoms and thus improve the quality of life of those affected. Studies and reports from patients indicate that regular acupuncture sessions can promote not only physical but also mental well-being, for example by reducing stress and helping people to sleep better. Although the effect varies from person to person, the main aim is to maximize quality of life through holistic support.

III. The importance of the Fatigue Severity Scale for MS patients

A. What is the Fatigue Severity Scale and why is it important?

The Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS) is a tool for measuring the severity of fatigue, one of the most common and distressing symptoms of multiple sclerosis. This scale allows patients and therapists to quantify the severity of fatigue and monitor changes over time. The FSS consists of a series of statements to which patients express their agreement on a scale from 1 (strongly disagree) to 7 (strongly agree). A higher score on the FSS indicates more severe fatigue. The importance of this scale lies in its ability to make measurable a condition that is otherwise difficult to quantify, which is crucial both for diagnosis and for evaluating the effectiveness of treatments.

B. The relationship between acupuncture and improvement in fatigue scores

A study by Ronny Loerch,published in 2021 at the Free University of Berlin, investigated the effectiveness of acupuncture in multiple sclerosis patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (fatigue). The results showed that patients who were treated with acupuncture in addition to standard care had a significantly greater reduction in their fatigue scores on the Fatigue Severity Scale than the control group who received only standard care. The study thus underlines the potential efficacy of acupuncture as a low-side-effect treatment option for reducing fatigue in MS patients and emphasizes the need for further research in this area.

IV. The integration of Chinese medicine in the treatment of MS

A. The philosophy behind Chinese medicine and its application in MS

Chinese medicine is based on a holistic approach that views body, mind, and spirit as an inseparable unit. Central concepts are the balance between Yin and Yang and the free flow of the life energy Qi through the body. Diseases such as multiple sclerosis are interpreted in this system as disturbances of the energetic balance and blockages in the flow of Qi. Treatment therefore aims to release these blockages and restore balance. In practice, this can be achieved through various methods, including acupuncture, herbal therapy, and movement therapies such as Tai Chi and Qigong. Acupuncture in particular is used for MS patients to relieve symptoms such as pain and fatigue and to promote overall well-being.

B. Moxa therapy as a complement to acupuncture

Moxa therapy, also known as moxibustion, is a traditional form of treatment in Chinese medicine in which dried mugwort (moxa) is burnt over certain parts of the body or acupuncture points. The resulting heat penetrates deep into the body zones to promote blood circulation, move Qi, and release blockages. In the treatment of MS, moxa therapy can serve as a valuable complement to acupuncture, especially for patients with cold sensations or spastic symptoms. The heat treatment can help to relax the muscles, reduce pain, and harmonize the energy in the body. The combination of acupuncture and moxa therapy can therefore improve the quality of life of MS patients.

VI. Praxis Beindorff: Your partner for acupuncture and moxa therapy in Munich

A. Overview of the practice and the services offered

The Beindorff Practice, located in the heart of Munich, specializes in the treatment of acupuncture and moxa therapy. With a deep understanding of traditional Chinese medicine, the practice offers a wide range of treatments designed to promote the well-being and health of its patients. In addition to acupuncture and moxibustion, the range also includes other Chinese medicine procedures that are individually tailored to the needs of each patient. The practice aims to contribute to an improved quality of life through a holistic approach and treatment.

B. Why Praxis Beindorff is the right place for your treatment

Praxis Beindorff is characterized by its individual and patient-oriented approach. Maximilian Beindorff and his team take the time to advise each patient comprehensively and develop a treatment tailored to their personal needs. The combination of modern knowledge and traditional methods makes it possible to offer an effective and holistic therapy. Patients also benefit from the team’s many years of experience and continuous exchange of knowledge, both nationally and internationally. This ensures treatment that not only aims to alleviate symptoms but also addresses the causes of the complaints.

C. Contact details and how to make an appointment

If you are interested in treatment or would like more information, the Beindorff practice is easy to reach. It is located at Kreuzstraße 12, 80331 Munich,Germany. Appointments can be made by phone at +4917632950612 or by e-mail to . The team at Praxis Beindorff looks forward to accompanying you on your path to a more balanced life and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the therapies on offer.

VII. A complementary path to well-being and quality of life

Acupuncture and moxa therapy offers people with multiple sclerosis a valuable opportunity to improve their quality of life and effectively alleviate symptoms such as fatigue. With its comprehensive range of traditional Chinese medicine and patient-centered approach, the Beindorff practice in Munich is at the forefront of offering sufferers not only symptomatic relief but also profound support in dealing with their illness. By combining acupuncture, moxa therapy and other Chinese medicine procedures, the practice takes a holistic approach tailored to each patient’s individual needs.

VIII. Get in touch with us

If you suffer from multiple sclerosis and are looking for complementary treatment options aimed at holistically improving your health and well-being, we invite you to contact the Beindorff Practice. Arrange a personalized consultation to find out how our therapies can help you improve your quality of life. Call us at +4917632950612 or send an email to . Our experienced team looks forward to guiding you on your path to a healthier life.

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