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Medical acupuncture: scientific and effective medical treatment


A scientific approach to ancient medical practices

Acupuncture is a treatment derived from traditional Chinese medicine. Fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for preventative and therapeutic purposes.

Medical acupuncture is the use of acupuncture based on a scientific medical diagnosis and treatment approach. It is a well-established and recognized medical treatment for many acute and chronic diseases, for physical health (pain, fertility, integrative oncology, weight loss) as well as mental health (anxiety, stress, burnout, depression).

Acupuncture is also used as an integrative medicine to support conventional treatment. Acupuncture provides a response to several public health challenges including the aging population, the rise in chronic illnesses and obesity-related conditions, that call for medication-free integrative medical care.

Acupuncture is painless, has no side-effects, no contraindications and is compatible with most drugs. And it is a very cost-effective medical treatment.


Scientific and medical foundations


Sinomedica's unique medical acupuncture treatment approach is built on a wealth of knowledge which combines acupuncture and conventional medicine with the latest scientific findings to deliver effective patient-centered medical care.

Our highly qualified specialists, graduates in both Chinese and conventional medicine, practice the unique Sinomedica approach to deliver effective and innovative medical acupuncture.

Our expertise is based on over:
5,400 controlled studies
40,000 scientific publications
2,200 systematic reviews
1,350 meta-analyses

Treatment duration

For the maximum benefit of the treatment’s effect, it is key to follow our design and ensure regularity of medical sessions. Based on clinical experience and scientific evidence, medical acupuncture is delivering long-term benefits triggered by treatment cumulative effect. It has been demonstrated that patients following treatment guidelines reach their optimal treatment results over time. 


Thousands of years of acupuncture practice, scientific evidence, patients and medical practitioners confirm that there are no side effects related to medical acupuncture. Very seldom there may be negligible and temporary mild soreness or bruising. With the use of disposable sterile needles there is no risk of diseases transmission nor infection.

Prices and costs

First session

Anamnesis, diagnosis and acupuncture treatment
between 60 minutes to 90 minutes.
Costs*: CHF 170 / CHF 160 in Ticino

*Administrative fee of CHF 10 included. 

Follow-up sessions

Medical assessment and acupuncture treatment
Between 45 minutes to 60 minutes.
Costs*: CHF 150 / CHF 130 in Ticino

*Administrative fee of CHF 10 included.

  Health insurance

Reimbursement for medical acupuncture depends on your complementary insurance policy. Financial coverage is specific to your policy, therefore please check in advance with your insurance what the coverage conditions are.

Benefits of medical acupuncture


There are no side effect during and after treatment

Result oriented

Scientifically proven to deliver effective medical care to a variety of conditions

Does not expose patients to the side effects that can be associated with chemical substances
No contraindication
Suitable for all, including pregnant women, children, immunosuppressed patients and those with acute or chronic illness
Integrative treatment

Maximizes the benefits and improves the result when integrated with other treatments

The use of very thin needles delivers usually a pain-free experience for the patient


Woman (age 65)Overweight problem

The acupuncture sessions helped a lot and I can honestly say that, even during the most restrictive part of the diet, it wasn’t that bad.

Woman (age 42)Restless leg syndrome

After 3 or 4 sessions my legs started to calm down and I was suddenly sleeping 3 to 4 hours in a row! After some further treatment, I reduced the medication. Acupuncture gave me back a quality of life; I wish I had heard about it sooner.

Men (age 65)Overweight problem

I continued, week after week, to progress in weight loss and, after about ten months of dieting, I lost about fifty kilograms! In short, I felt 20 years younger!