Medical acupuncture in Locarno
The specialists of Sinomedica LocarnoA qualified team in continuous learning and constant updating on the latest developments and evolution of various therapeutic approaches. A 100% medical approach to acupuncture according to Sinomedica's own treatment. This is what is waiting for you at Sinomedica Locarno.
Dr. med. Massimo Fumagalli, founder of Sinomedica, has over 20 years of experience in the medical field.
Dr. med. Fumagalli has earned several degrees, including a medical degree from the University of Basel and a Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York. He has also studied TCM at Zhong Yi Yao university in Beijing.
Dr. med. Fumagalli has worked as a medical acupuncturist doctor at university hospitals in Beijing and in New York. Currently, he is actively working as a medical acupuncturist doctor in Ticino, Switzerland, while assuming the role of Chairman of Sinomedica Holding.
Dr. med. Fumagalli is driving Sinomedica to the forefront of science-based medical acupuncture. Sinomedica's current research focus centers on innovative treatments for obesity, combining a very low carbohydrate diet with acupuncture. He is the co-author of a substantial retrospective study encompassing over 11,000 patients, now published in "Acupuncture in Medicine" and accessible on PubMed. Additionally, he is recognized as a co-author of a comprehensive literature review, now published in "Frontiers in Endocrinology" and also available on PubMed.
He is fluent in several languages, including Italian, German, English, French, and Chinese.
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 specialists of Sinomedica Locarno
A qualified team in continuous learning and constant updating on the latest developments and evolution of various therapeutic approaches. A 100% medical approach to acupuncture according to Sinomedica's own treatment. This is what is waiting for you at Sinomedica Locarno.
Dr. med. Fumagalli, founder of Sinomedica and a medical graduate from the University of Basel, continued his training in TCM in China and the United States. He has more than 7 years of teaching in the field.
Dr. Cortesi graduated from medical school in 2015. Cortesi became a general practitioner in 2021 and a specialist in general internal medicine in 2023. He practices medical acupuncture with great interest and assiduity.
Our patients testify
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.