Dr. med. Astrid Kohl

Phone: +49 30 / 827 11 630 Fax: +49 30 / 827 11 631 praxis@dr-kohl.berlin


The Chinese word for acupuncture “Zhenjiu” means “needle and moxibustion”.

In acupuncture, needles are placed at precisely defined points to regulate and harmonise the human Qi energy, addressing the cause of a disease almost painlessly. From conventional medicine’s point of view, acupuncture triggers a central release of carrier substances through nerve stimulation and thus induces an effect throughout the body.

In addition to acupuncture, moxibustion therapy can be used. Moxibustion means burning mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) on acupuncture points without damaging the skin and especially benefits people suffering conditions of weakness and cold


Examples of indications:

  • Chronic and acute pain
  • Diseases of the respiratory tract
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Infectious diseases
  • Lowered immunity and exhaustion
  • Menstrual problems
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Allergies
  • Various kinds of indispositions such as sleep disorders, restlessness, depressive moods
  • Addiction treatment, smoking cessation
  • Accompanying support of psychological treatment in coordination with the attending psychotherapist



An acupuncture session takes up to 60 minutes, the duration is adapted to the respective requirements. The number of sessions depends on the illness and the overall condition of the individual.

When using the methods properly, there are no known side effects.