Medical acupuncture in Chiasso
The specialists of Sinomedica ChiassoHighly qualified in the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine and graduates of Conventional Medicine, the specialists at Sinomedica Chiasso possess a unique wealth of skills and experience in medical acupuncture.
Dr. Landgraaf is a highly passionate and experienced physician with over 15 years of experience in the medical field as a general practitioner and acupuncturist and currently the scientific director of Sinomedica and PhD researcher of the Amsterdam University Medical Center (UMC).
Dr Landgraaf has a medical degree from the Amsterdam UMC with specialization in family medicine and has been trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine by the Dutch Medical Acupuncture Association. He also has a master in Economics from the University of Amsterdam.
As scientific director of Sinomedica, Dr. Landgraaf promotes the scientific development of medical acupuncture. The current focus of the research is the treatment of obesity with a combination of very low carbohydrate diet and acupuncture. Under guidance of Dr. Landgraaf a large retrospective study of over 11.000 patients has been performed and is now published in “Acupuncture in Medicine”, a prestigious publication and on PubMed. Dr. Landgraaf is also the author of a literature review now published in “Frontiers in Endocrinology” and on PubMed.
He has worked as a GP and TCM doctor and acupuncturist in the Netherlands, Italy and Switzerland and performed research in Nepal and India. He works as a volunteer for the mountain rescue team in the Italian Alpes and trains Dutch medical doctors in the field of Lifestyle medicine and Integrative medicine. He is fluent in several languages, including Dutch, English, Italian and speaks Spanish, German and French.
Dr. med. Giulia Fornai joined Sinomedica in 2023.
She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Siena in October 2017, with a thesis entitled "Cardiovascular complications in Paget's bone disease", under the supervision of Professor Luigi Gennari.
She completed a two-year internship in the Department of Medicine-Surgery and Neuroscience at the Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, working simultaneously as a general practitioner and on-call physician.
Since 2018, she has been working as a surgical and acupuncture physician.
In 2020, she deepened her knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine by collaborating with Dr. F. Cracolici, WFAS vice-president, acupuncturist and director of the Florence School of Traditional Acupuncture. During this period, she gained valuable clinical experience in the integrated oncology department of the Alta Val d'Elsa Hospital.
Since 2021, Dr. Fornai has been a member of the scientific committee of AMAT, the Tuscan Aps Acupuncture Association. She is a teacher and practitioner of yoga gymnastics and vital meditation 2nd level, Ananda Ashram holistic school, Tuttoèvita training, CSEN. Biorisonance operator according to Paul Schmidt from March 2022, training at Università Popolare BioMed, Vicenza.
The specialist of Sinomedica Chiasso
Highly qualified in the practice of traditional Chinese medicine and holding a degree in conventional medicine, the specialist at Sinomedica Chiasso has a unique wealth of skills and experience in medical acupuncture.
Dr. Cui Rui, a TCM graduate from Peking University, has published numerous articles on Chinese medicine. She joined Sinomedica in 2005.
Dr. med. Landgraaf, a Western medicine family doctor specialized in Traditional Chinese Medicine, has been practicing since 2006 and joined Sinomedica in 2016. Currently also scientific director of Sinomedica.
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Which pathologies are treated by medical acupuncture?
Overweight and obesity
Acupuncture restores the body's natural balance by exerting an influence on the endocrine systems that regulate it, and helps reduce feelings of hunger. More than 20 years of research and scientific studies have demonstrated that the Sinomedica Shou Shen® program, combining weekly acupuncture sessions and a diet, is effective in helping patients to reach their ideal weight without feeling hungry.
Stress, anxiety and burnout
In cases of stress-related symptoms like sleep disorders, anxiety and concentration problems, but also when it comes to serious conditions such as burnout and depression, acupuncture helps significantly reduce symptoms and bring better balance. In general, it makes one feel better and uplifted, improving quality of life.
Acupuncture acts as a natural pain reliever without side effects. It is effective in treating many chronic pain conditions: postoperative pain, headaches and migraines, neck pain, chronic low back pain, dysmenorrhea, gonarthrosis, cancer pain, childbirth pain, acute low back pain, fibromyalgia, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
As a supportive treatment for cancer diseases, acupuncture reduces chemotherapy and radiation therapy side effects (nausea, vomiting, pain, anxiety, and fatigue), helps to better cope with a difficult situation psychologically, and to regain mental and physical balance.
Acupuncture is useful in improving women's living conditions at every stage, bringing benefits in menstrual pain, irregular cycle, premenstrual syndrome, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, problems during pregnancy, postpartum depression, and menopausal disorders.
Supportive treatment to: gastroenterology, otolaryngology (ENT) and respiratory tract disorders, circulatory disorders, rheumatology and musculoskeletal disorders, dermatology, endocrinology and metabolic and nutritional disorders, urology and sexual dysfunction, pediatrics, surgery, and cardiology.