Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

 

Acupuncture is one of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The treatment is carried out with single-use (disposable) needles, on points located mainly on meridians, places of passage of energy. Each meridian is related to others and connected to organs, systems, senses, etc.

If the energy is weak, blocked, or even in excess, imbalances may manifest themselves at different levels and in different ways in each person.

The goal of the treatment is to restore harmony in the energy flow and to strengthen the weakness that has manifested itself in order to prevent another disorder.

The areas in which acupuncture is beneficial are varied and numerous: ENT disorders, colds, sinusitis, breathing difficulties, palpitations, digestive disorders, bloating, gastric acidity, pre-menstrual pain, menopause, anxiety, stress, sleep disorders, tendon and muscle pain, etc.

The diagnosis is made by taking into account the person as a whole. A questionnaire, observation, palpation and pulse taking will allow us to decide how to act in order to restore a balance. This is why two people with the same symptoms will not necessarily have the same treatments.

In practice, it can happen that certain points are stimulated by acupressure, using pressure on a point and not using a needle.

Cupping is also sometimes used, painless and effective, this technique can for example relieve back pain.

Moxibustion can be an alternative to poncture or an important complement. It consists of stimulating a point by applying heat.

Finally, Tui-Na, the Chinese Medicine massage, is another branch of Chinese Medicine. Often used at the end of an acupuncture session or as a replacement for needles if possible, these particular oil-free techniques are very effective. 

In acupuncture, the diagnosis made is based on a different approach than in Western medicine and therefore does not replace medical advice or treatment.

 

Therapeutic massage

Therapeutic massage
Taking care of yourself

 

Therapeutic massage combines several recognized techniques, mainly classical massage, and is performed on different parts of the body following the meridian paths of Chinese medicine. The pressures exerted are variable and the main objective is to release blockages in order to give the body the vitality necessary to regain harmonious functioning.

Its benefits are at all levels: first of all on the musculoskeletal system (system allowing mobility), it relieves muscular tension and participates positively in the reduction of pain. It stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation, strengthens the immune system, promotes various functions such as digestion, elimination, skin tissue nutrition, etc…

Finally, its general action acting on the nervous system, it also provides a great physical and mental relaxation, thus making it possible to better fight against various neurovegetative disorders such as stress or insomnia.

Therapeutic massage is an ally in terms of prevention for health and a valuable tool in addition to medical treatment without replacing it.

I use organically grown oils, including a neutral base oil that is suitable for both children and pregnant women.

Composition of the massage oil Bio neutral :
100% vegetable oils certified Organic, Ecocert and AB
Mixture of organic vegetable oils sesame, sunflower, apricot kernels, sweet almond
Warranty :
– without essential oil
– preservative-free
– dye-free
– without synthetic fragrance
– no petrochemical derivatives (no paraffin or silicone)
– without raw material of animal origin
– Not tested on animals

My career path

It was in 2003 that I discovered massage therapy, in the middle of preparing for a federal exam in personnel management. I was very surprised by the benefits of this practice, which allowed me to approach my exams more serenely.

In 2004, I started a training in Therapeutic Massage at Espace Mieux Être. One of the first to receive massages is an atypical patient, my horse, an English thoroughbred reformed from the races that was given to me to avoid an unhappy end. His health quickly improved, he metamorphosed and became more confident. This practice, which was not very common at the time, attracted a few people and I began to massage riders, and sometimes their horses as well (http://www.fge.ch/fr/News/Finales-genevoises-de-dressage-2005-1.html see 4th paragraph before the end).

At this time I work in the evenings and weekends.

Curious and eager to learn an additional approach to mobilize energy in a more precise way, I became interested in acupuncture. Convinced by the power of this ancient art, I began training in 2013 at the Institute of Traditional Chinese Energy and Acupuncture and graduated in 2017. This was only the beginning of many other trainings and studies with qualified and certified people from China.

Passionate about the many discoveries I made during my training and personal endeavors, I opened my practice in January 2016.

 

My Contact

I work by appointment only, you can contact me at :

Phone : 079 307 00 98
Email : cabinet@fabienne-ritter.ch

Tuesdays and Fridays and some Wednesdays
11, rue de Cornavin
1201 Genève
(on the upper floor, in the ES lift and exit to the left or at the top of the stairs on the right)



Public transport
Tram : 14, 15 et 18
Bus : 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 19, 20, 25, 61, F, G+
Stops: Coutance, Goulard (as close as possible) or
Gare Cornavin

Parkings
Public parking of the Gare de Cornavin
Parking of Manor
Parking of Centre Commercial des Cygnes