Dry Needling and Trigger Point Therapy

I can help you with:

  • back pain
  • herniated disc
  • neck and shoulder pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • sports injuries
  • Sciatic Pain
  • postoperative pain
  • tendonitis

recognized by all health insurance providers

Dry Needling and Trigger Point Therapy

I can help you with:

  • back pain
  • herniated disc
  • neck and shoulder pain
  • postoperative pain
  • sports injuries
  • sciatic pain
  • tendonitis
  • Frozen shoulder

From former patients

S H
S H
22. Februar, 2024.
Die Terminvereinbarung mit Bijan erfolgt immer sehr flexibel und unkompliziert. Er hat eine helle und saubere Praxis zusammen mit Hausärzten. Seine Befundaufnahme ist immer sehr ausführlich und empathisch. Meine Beschwerden haben sich dank seiner Behandlung um ein vielfaches reduziert.
Michael Mosimann
Michael Mosimann
3. Februar, 2024.
Danke Bijan seit donnerstag kann ich meinen Kopf wieder ganz nach hinten drehen. Fühle mich schon fast wie ein Uhu Bin sehr zufrieden und werde Akkupunktur bei Bijan häufiger machen
Shadya Soldati
Shadya Soldati
16. Januar, 2024.
Bijan ist sehr freundlich und man fühlt sich bei ihm wohl. Ausserdem hat er mir sehr mit meinen Nackenschmerzen geholfen.
Stefan christen
Stefan christen
25. Dezember, 2023.
Nach mehreren Monaten mit verschiedenen Therapien, um meine chronischen Schulterschmerzen (Frozen Shoulder) in den Griff zu bekommen, habe ich mich entschieden, Akupunktur auszuprobieren. Nach ein paar Behandlungen sind die Schmerzen stark zurückgegangen, so dass ich die Schmerzmedikamente absetzen konnte, und die Beweglichkeit der Schulter hat sich wieder verbessert. Ich habe mich bei Bijan sehr gut aufgehoben und wohl gefühlt. Er ist sehr professionell, sympathisch, einfühlsam und hat ein offenes Ohr. Er hat mir auch rasch die Bedenken betreffend der Nadeln nehmen können. Ich bin mehr als zu frieden mit der Behandlung und kann Bijan nur weiterempfehlen. Vielen lieben Dank!
Elize M
Elize M
21. Dezember, 2023.
A wonderful and professional clinic for acupuncture - Bijan was very effective in treating a number of issues related to hormones, fatigue, tendonitis.
Anja Thoma
Anja Thoma
19. Dezember, 2023.
Bijan arbeitet sehr professionell und man merkt das er viel Erfahrung hat. Mir haben die Behandlungen bei ihm sehr geholfen und würde ihn auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen. Vielen Dank für die stets angenehmen Behandlungen!
Naemi Niesink
Naemi Niesink
19. Dezember, 2023.
Ich ging aufgrund von Schwangerschaftsbeschwerden (Rückenschmerzen + Schlafprobleme) zu Bijan in die Akupunktur. Er nimmt sich immer viel Zeit um den aktuellen Zustand zu erfragen und hat eine stets aufmerksame und emphatische Haltung. Bereits nach wenigen Sitzungen konnten wir einen stabilen Zustand erreichen. Ich fühle mich bei ihm rundum wohl und gut aufgehoben.
Jeanine Bürki
Jeanine Bürki
28. November, 2023.
Bijan ist sehr sympathisch, professionell, einfühlsam und hat viel Erfahrung. Ich habe mich von Anfang an sehr gut aufgehoben gefühlt. Meine chronische Entzündung in der Hüfte ist bereits nach wenigen Behandlungen viel besser geworden. Absolute Empfehlung!

Treatments are reimbursed by the supplementary insurances depending on your policy.

Was ist Dry Needling?

Was ist Dry Needling und wie erfolgt die Behandlung?

At Bern Akupunktur I use dry needling (intramuscular stimulation) to treat and reduce muscular pain. During dry needling, I insert very thin needles into “trigger points” in your muscle or tissue. Needling the trigger points helps release the tension and relieve any muscle pain or spasms.

By increasing the blood flow and inducing an analgesic effect in the affected region, I can increase pressure pain threshold, range of motion, and decrease pain in my patients with musculoskeletal conditions.

When a muscle has been overused, it may develop a tight or stretched band (trigger point) that on palpation will generate a local twitch response and causes a deep pain radiating from the region. Trigger points are thought to develop due to an excessive release of acetylcholine from selected motor endplates. All muscles are susceptible to developing trigger points.

An area of the body especially susceptible to trigger points that I commonly treat with dry needling at Bern Akupunktur, is the muscles connecting the shoulders to the neck or upper trapezius muscles. For example, when sitting at a computer for long periods of the day, the trapezius muscles are working to maintain your head position. If your workstation is not properly set up, you may be increasing the tension on these muscles because you are looking down at the screen.

In the upper trapezius muscles the trigger point will produce an aching pain deep in the shoulder blade area and can refer down the arm to the back of the elbow. It can also radiate up the skull behind the ear and be responsible for tension headaches.

Combination of acupuncture and dry needling

As an acupuncturist I combine pain management techniques of acupuncture with dry needling to decrease tissue inflammation, reduce pain and promote healing. Acupuncture, like dry needling, involves inserting thin and sterile needles into the body. However, unlike dry needling, acupuncture points are predefined specific points on the body.

Research shows that the acupuncture needles stimulate sympathetic nerve endings, enhancing pain management by the release of chemicals within the body, such as endorphins. These help to diminish the sensation of pain and bring back function to the muscle and the surrounding region.

Quelle:
The needle effect in the relief of myofascial pain
Dry needling: a literature review with implications for clinical practice guidelines

Akupunktur Clinic in Bern | Bijan Doroudian | 031 558 52 32

FAQ

Most people experience little to no discomfort. However, everyone reacts differently to sensory stimulation, and some people may experience very mild numbness, tenderness, and pain. Dry needling and acupuncture are extremely safe when done properly. In addition, acupuncture can complement and enhance your other medical treatments. 

I use sterile disposable (single-use) needles and the treatment area is disinfected with alcohol after each treatment.

Depending on the case and the questions asked, the first treatment can last up to 75 minutes. All subsequent treatments 45 – 60 minutes.

The frequency of treatment depends on your health condition.
Some patients benefit from more frequent treatments, while others may only need to be treated once a week. Once your condition has stabilized, you won’t need to come as frequently. When you come for your first treatment, a treatment plan will be made specifically for you.

FAQ

Most people experience little to no discomfort. However, everyone reacts differently to sensory stimulation, and some people may experience very mild numbness, tenderness, and pain. Dry needling and acupuncture are extremely safe when done properly. In addition, acupuncture can complement and enhance your other medical treatments. 

I use sterile disposable (single-use) needles and the treatment area is disinfected with alcohol after each treatment.

Depending on the case and the questions asked, the first treatment can last up to 75 minutes. All subsequent treatments 45 – 60 minutes.

The frequency of treatment depends on your health condition.
Some patients benefit from more frequent treatments, while others may only need to be treated once a week. Once your condition has stabilized, you won’t need to come as frequently. When you come for your first treatment, a treatment plan will be made specifically for you.

Bijan Doroudian
Dr. TCM
Naturopathic Practitioner with Advanced Swiss Federal Diploma in TCM

About me

In 2009 I graduated with a Dr. TCM degree from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, Canada. Here in Switzerland, I am a federally certified TCM naturopath.

My journey into the world of TCM and acupuncture began in my teens. As someone who has always played competitive sports – especially soccer – it was always my desire to reduce the recovery time and overall pain of those around me. This led me to realize that in addition to treating specific, physical injuries, there must also be a holistic approach to health and wellness.

In search of a purposeful ways to help people achieve their health goals, acupuncture presented itself. I have been practicing acupuncture and Chinese medicine since 2009, and at Bern Acupuncture I care for people with sports injuries, sciatica pain, migraines, premenstrual symptoms, menopausal symptoms, burnout, anxiety, and insomnia.

I believe in educating my patients. I believe that if they have the knowledge in their hands, they can further the healing process and thus become more in tune with their bodies.

My commitment

I am passionate about providing professional and quality acupuncture treatments to reduce and eliminate pain. My goal is to support and encourage my patients on their journey to recovery and optimal health with the best possible treatment. At Bern Akupunktur, I use a number of different acupuncture treatment methods to address individual needs and health requirements.

Contact

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Bijan Doroudian
Dr. TCM, NHP eidg. Dipl. TCM
Tel: 031 558 52 32
Weststrasse 4, 3005 Bern
ZSR-Nr. Q346760
REG-Nr. NHP-TCMHFP202131