Praxis Mai - Praxis für Chinesische Medizin in Bern
As a certified TCM therapist, it is my concern to provide holistic and individual advice to people, taking into account conventional medicine.
The treatment with fine acupuncture needles stimulates the circulation of Qi in the body, thereby treating both acute and chronic pain. Depending on the diagnosis, the location, number, and duration of needle insertion are carefully selected.
Tui Na works similarly to acupuncture by stimulating the circulation of Qi. However, it does not involve the use of needles. Instead, specific massage techniques and manipulations are applied, taking into account the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, such as the meridians and the five elements.
cupping / cupping massage
By creating a vacuum inside a cup, the muscular, connective, and fascial tissues can be treated through the technique known as cupping. This method helps to restore the smooth flow of the meridians within the body.
During the treatment with moxibustion (using mugwort - Artemisia vulgaris), the generated heat can be used to alleviate pain, promote blood circulation and is commonly employed in Chinese medicine for chronic conditions.
"Gua" means scraping, and "Sha" means redness. This gentle scraping method using a rounded spoon, horn, or gemstone is applied for example in cases of colds or commonly used in cosmetic treatments on the face.
wellness /sport massage
The classic wellness or sports massage can loosen tension in muscles and fascial tissues with carefully selected techniques, contributing to a relaxed feeling of body and mind.
(not recognized by health insurance)
pulse and tongue diagnostic
In Chinese medicine observing the tongue and feeling different pulse qualities are essential parts of the diagnostic process. They are highly valuable in determining the appropriate treatment methods.
You can purchase vouchers from "Praxis Mai - Praxis für Chinesische Medizin".
Please call me, send me a message, or use the contact form to place your voucher order.
facial rejuvenation acupuncture
Holistic facial treatment.
Natural beauty treatment based on ancient traditions.
More information coming soon.
My treatments are generally covered by supplementary insurance for alternative/complementary medicine, including Visana.
Depending on your personal insurance coverage, the insurance company will typically reimburse 70 to 90 percent of the costs.
I recommend contacting your health insurance provider in advance to confirm the extent of coverage for the services provided by "Mai-Linh Kirchner, Praxis Mai - Praxis für Chinesische Medizin".
If you do not have supplementary insurance but still wish to receive treatment, please feel free to contact me. We can can find a solution together.
Swiss-recognized TCM therapist in acupuncture and Tui Na.
Health and well-being have always been close to my heart!
With my study as a certified TCM therapist, I can complement my work as a health coach with diagnostic and treatment options from both traditional and modern medicine.
Since December 2021, I have been following this holistic approach in my practice located in the neighborhood of Kirchenfeld in Bern.
Committed to both conventional medicine and alternative medicine
Advanced course in sculp acupuncture, Dr. Hans Perer Ogal, Bern
2022 - 2023
Advanced course in facial (rejuvenation) acupuncture, Michelle Gellis
TCM internship in Vietnam, National Hospital of Traditional Medicine, Hanoi
Advanced course in implant acupuncture, Dr. Kreisel, Bad Zurzach
2019 - Present
Daniel Zaugg, Practice for Acupuncture and Leech Therapy, Bern
Daniel Widmer, Japanese Acupuncture, Bern
Anne-Catherine Saladin, Practice for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Bern
Miriam Chamik, Practice for Acupuncture and Tuina, Basel
Swiss TCM Internship, Bern
2017 - 2021
Studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture & Tuina, Sake Bildungsinstitut AG, Bern
2016 - Present
Fitness and personal trainer at The White Rabbit - Health Club, Bern
Education as a fitness and personal trainer in Germany
+41 78 401 35 90
Bus 19 to "Tillierstrasse" or
Bus 28 and 31 to "Aegertenstrasse"
parking in front of the practice (blue zone)