Acupuncture is the best-known and most common method from Traditional Chinese Medicine, during which the body’s own healing powers are activated and blockages alleviated with the insertion of needles at certain acupuncture points. The flow of life energy – ‘Qi’ – is regulated by means of acupuncture. ‘Qi’ flows in the meridian system – an energetic network of channels which connects and influences the acupuncture points and organs via internal pathways.
To prepare for childbirth, Dr. Michaela Wurnig at med4women offers a package consisting of a 3D ultrasound scan (either during the 14th-17th or 26th-30th week of pregnancy) and 4 acupuncture treatments from the 35th week of pregnancy.
Around 60 years ago, the English physician Dr. Edward Bach discovered the soothing effect of some plant extracts and subsequently developed Bach flower remedies. They contribute towards a constructive handling of temporary negative psychological states.
The long-term objective of the therapies with Bach flowers is psychological harmonization and thus the best-possible development and stability of the character. In children, Bach flowers improve concentration and help in cases of diffuse fears through to panic attacks.
The range of massages provided at med4women by Thomas Tonka ranges from the traditional massage to the manipulative massage according to Dr. Terrier through to the manual lymph drainage according to Dr. Vodder. If you obtain a medical prescription, it is also possible to have the costs reimbursed by the health insurance scheme or under your private insurance policy.
Traditional massage, connective tissue massage, foot reflexology
Manipulative massage according to Dr. Terrier
This therapy combines the targeted deep massage of the soft-tissue structures with the elongation of these structures during gentle, passive mobilization of the joint.
Lymph drainage according to Dr. Vodder
Lymph drainage is the decongesting and pain-relieving treatment of tissue edema resulting through various genesis – such as operations, injuries or in cases of primary lymphedema.
Functional muscle taping
Functional muscle taping is a drug-free taping method which supports the treatment of a large number of symptoms.
Acupuncture massage according to Penzel
During an acupuncture massage (APM) according to Chinese medical tradition, the meridians are strengthened with a rod, thereby striking a balance between “empty and full conditions”. The ‘Qi’ – the life energy – can flow again.
Practice hours of Thomas Tonka
at med4women (Taubstummengasse 6, 1040 Vienna):
Monday, Tuesday: 8:00-18:00
Appointments by telephone arrangement on +43 (0) 676 508 20 07 or by email to email@example.com.
Osteopathy is perfectly suited to resolving blockages that occur in the mother and child before, during or after the birth. At med4women, osteopath and midwife Monika Prochazka offers corresponding therapies.
Practice hours of Monika Prochazka
at med4women (Taubstummengasse 6, 1040 Vienna):
Appointments by telephone arrangement.
Please make contact by sending an SMS to +43 (0) 6991 198 91 17.
Psychotherapy and coaching
There are many situations in life when professional psychological counseling and coaching can prove extremely helpful, clarifying and relieving. As a starting point for the next steps, Cornelia Janisch-Binder works out your personal objectives with you.
Examples of topics that can be dealt with during one or more sessions are:
Fears and burdensome emotions
Conflicts and crisis situations
Discontent with one’s own life
Desire for development and enhancement of character
Practice hours of Cornelia Janisch-Binder:
Appointments by telephone arrangement on +43 (0) 6991 941 75 50.
Shiatsu is an effective method for balancing out hormonal changes during a woman’s life and relieving blockages. This method helps to increase vitality, prevent illness and activate the powers of self-healing. Shiatsu can also be applied to accompany pregnancy and prepare for birth – or simply for relaxation, prevention and regeneration purposes. Shiatsu is particularly effective for headaches, migraines, neck and back pain, stress, anxiety, sleep disorders and gynecological complaints.
Supportive during pregnancy
Shiatsu makes the hormonal change during pregnancy more pleasant and easier to manage. Pregnancy-related complaints such as lower back pain and water retention can be significantly alleviated. Even the position of the child and blood supply can be optimally influenced. Breathing and birth-preparation exercises help to significantly shorten the birth process. In order to prevent disharmonies or maintain positive emotional states, Louise Schakata-Fruth offers Bach flower remedies as an accompaniment. She can also introduce you to the basics of Shiatsu for babies.
Birth preparation package
In five units from the 30th week of pregnancy, Louise Schakata-Fruth will prepare you for the birth with oriental teachings of movement, chakras, energy and breathing exercises as well as Bach flowers. Breastfeeding advice and baby care are also a part of this.
Traditional Chinese Medicine has been successfully practiced for several thousand years. It comprises Chinese herbal treatments, acupuncture, Tuina massage, dietetics and Qi Gong/Tai Qi. The top priority is to keep the body in balance and thus healthy. At med4women, Dr. Michaela Wurnig offers comprehensive care.
In an initial session, a TCM diagnosis is prepared following the taking of a detailed medical history and with the aid of pulse and tongue diagnostics. If necessary, the therapy is carried out with acupuncture (ear/body) or with Chinese medicinal herbs. A combination often leads to the best healing outcome.
The diagnostic approach of TCM enables the detection of weak points and disharmonies at an early stage, with the result that it plays a special role in health maintenance and prevention. The combination of conventional medicine and TCM has proven its worth in many areas, especially in the area of gynecology.