Medical acupuncture in Lugano
The specialists of Sinomedica LuganoHighly qualified in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the acupuncture specialists at Sinomedica Lugano, most of whom also hold degrees in Western Medicine, have extensive knowledge and expertise in medical acupuncture.
Dr. med. Massimo Fumagalli is the founder of Sinomedica and 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. 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. Francesco Giombini is a Specialist in Anesthesia-Pain Therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture. He's an expert in Preventive Medicine and Antiaging. He has been practicing acupuncture since 2009. With extensive experience, he worked as a freelance medical practitioner in the Umbria region, serving as an acupuncturist and anesthetist from 2018 to 2021. Previously, he held a long-term position as a Medical Director Level I in Anesthesia and Resuscitation at Città di Castello Hospital. He's currently practicing as an acupuncturist at Sinomedica centers in Locarno and Lugano. He has a diverse educational background, including degrees in Medicine and Surgery, specialization in Anesthesia and Resuscitation, and training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. He is affiliated with various medical organizations in Switzerland.
The specialist of Sinomedica Lugano
Highly qualified in traditional Chinese medicine, the acupuncture specialists at Sinomedica Lugano, most of whom also hold a degree in Western medicine, have extensive knowledge and expertise in medical acupuncture.
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.
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.