Welcome to GINKGO Practice for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
The offer of GINKGO Practice for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine combines traditional Asian medicine with the knowledge and possibilities of Western medicine. Our aim is to provide the most effective, state-of-the-art treatments, individually tailored to each patient.
GINKGO Practice for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine follows the philosophy of treating acute as well as chronic complaints and diseases in a natural and holistic way. The goal is to grasp and address the root of the problem.
In addition, Chinese medicine offers approaches to prophylactic assistance to prevent the development of diseases, e.g. in the form of treatments that take place before the development of allergic symptoms, to alleviate these or not even let them arise.
Ginkgo – Practice for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Petra Kolvenbach
Traditionally, acupuncture is the regulation of the flow of life energy, which is called “Qi” in China.
This flow system is an energetic network of channels that connects not only the acupuncture points, but also the internal organs via internal processes.
For acupuncture treatment, very thin needles are inserted into selected points almost painlessly in order to correct the previously determined imbalance.
As a rule, these remain for 20 – 30 minutes. Shorter times are sufficient for children.
About Chinese Medicine:
The Chinese medicine is based on the empirics of a huge knowledge treasure which was collected over the last 3000 years.
In acupuncture, the body’s own healing powers are activated by needling specific points and health is maintained or restored.
With the needling and/or heating (moxibustion) of these points, the organism is specifically stimulated to bring itself back into balance.
About Petra Kolvenbach (Head of Practice)
Aesthetic Acupuncture with Mary Elisabeth Wakefield (NYC-USA) and Amanda Shayle (LON-UK) – Education and Continuing Education
Training TCM at the European Institute for Oriental Medicine (EIOM) Munich in:
- Chinese Acupuncture
- Japanese Meridian Therapy
- Japanese Acupuncture for Children Shōnishin
- Nutrition consultation according to the 5 elements
- Fertility Treatments with Chinese Medicine
Admission as alternative practitioner (certificate of the city of Cologne)
Lecturer for all relevant orthodox medical topics for prospective non-medical practitioners as well as exam preparation for the non-medical practitioners exam at schools in Aachen, Cologne and Krefeld.
Education Classical Homeopathy at the Paracelsus School Aachen
Training in nutritional counselling at the Paracelsus School Aachen
Diploma in business administration (Berufsakademie Mannheim)
Since 2010, the experienced alternative practitioner and therapist for Chinese medicine has been working in her own practice with a focus on the following areas: Nutrition, pain therapy, burn-out and fertility treatment.
Lecturer for all relevant orthodox medical topics for prospective alternative practitioners as well as exam preparation for the alternative practitioner exam at schools in Aachen, Cologne and Krefeld.