Information in English

Welcome to the website of Masom Gharabaghi, MD

Below you find information in English on where acupuncture may help you. I also introduce you to my treatment philosophy, acupuncture and alternative therapies and give you an impression of my work.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me via the form at the end of this page.

Masom Gharabaghi, MD

Dr. med. Masom Gharabaghi


If you have a high temperature or feel ill call you national Corona hotline (in Austria: 1450) and postpone your appointment with us.

Long COVID Treatment

More and more people suffer from the long term effects of a COVID-19 infection. Acupuncture can help to alleviate the symptoms and treat the  root cause in certain cases.

For more information, please contact Dr. Gharabaghi via phone (+43-4229-2854) or the contact form.

Practice and philosophy

Do not treat the symptoms but the cause of the disease

Already in ancient China the doctors of the emperors followed this philosophy. This is exactly what I try today when a patient comes to my office. To achieve this I listen to the patient. The art of understanding what the complaints and aches of the patients actually mean, leads to the diagnosis in Chinese medicine. 

To determine a diagnosis I use a diagnostic means called Electroacupuncture According to Doctor Voll. In addition I ask for a patient history and inspect the tongue where needed. At the same time my training as a medical doctor and surgeon allows me to use the diagnostic tools of western medicine like ultrasound, blood tests, MRI, etc. where appropriate. After having found the diagnosis, i.e. the cause of the disease, a treatment plan is made.

At the center of my work is acupuncture. In addition patients may be prescribed herbal infusions and homeopathic medicine. A very important part is to inform my patients about diet and what kind of food is good and what could harm them, according to the idea of the 5 elements. For certain diseases I enrich the patients blood with ozone (“ozone-therapy”). I also use so called “cell-injections”.


Most people dig their grave with their own teeth

Acupuncture dates back more than 2000 years and its origins lie in china. The name already unveils the underlying principle: needle and point, the translation of the latin word acupuncture. Over centuries the Chinese have found more than 800 acupuncture points – special points on the surface of the skin. These points are found along the so called “meridians”, which are invisible channels on the surface of our skin with connections to the inner organs. The meridians form a circle so that their beginning and end meet again.

According to traditional Chinese medicine it is in this circle where our Chi flows. Chi stands for the energy of life. Imagine a blockade or interference with the flow of Chi and you have the Chinese concept of disease. The meridians have names according to the organs they have a close relation with, like meridian of the kidney, liver or stomach. All the meridians are in their quality either more Yang or Yin and each meridian has a partner who is always the opposite, e.g. a Yang meridian is coupled with a Yin meridian. It is the harmony of Yin and Yang that is the prerequisite for health. Simply spoken Yin and Yang are two opposites that cannot exist separately. Imagine for Yang the male element, the sun, fire, heaven etc.. Yin stands for female, the moon, water, the earth and so on.

There should be harmony and balance between those opposites. If not we have a disturbance of – if we talk about the human body – our health. The flow of Chi is impaired. Now as we insert a needle in the acupuncture point we can influence the disturbance of the energy flow and gradually bring back the state of harmony that is health.

In general it is recommended to have acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine to maintain health, thus preventing disease.

What may be treated

This list does not contain all the diseases and problems where acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine may help. If you do not find your problem listed here please contact my practice for further information.

Hay-fever, allergic dermatitis and conjunctivitis
Acute and chronic sinusitis, common cold, asthma, chronic cough
Multiple sclerosis (slow down rate of progression)
Knee, hip shoulder, back pain, problems with the vertebral column, sciatic pain, etc.
Acne, fatty skin appearance, eczema
Disturbance of the heart rhythm, hypo- and hypertension
Male and female infertility
Irritable bowel and stomach, gastritis, ulcerative colitis, crohn’s disease, obstipation
Chronic bladder infection, irritable bladder, bed wetting, prostatitis
Rheumatism, arthritis and polyarthritis, fibromyalgia
Elevated cholesterol, elevated uric acid
The earlobe is punctured in an acupuncture point that supports eyesight

Further therapy options

To slow down ageing of skin this therapy consists of subcutaneous cell injections into wrinkles, acupuncture, and optimising body metabolism.
That is the maintenance of harmonious body functions thus enabling us to become older in health and well-being. It is done by using a combination of the methods applied in biolifting.
This combination of botulinumtoxin-therapy and acupuncure yields excellent results in the treatment of headache and migraine. Botulinumtoxin-therapy consists of small quantities of botulinumtoxin injected into the glabella and the frontal muscels on the forehead causing a reversible paralysis of those muscels.
Cell injections are used to support the immune system. They are given subcutaneously and intramuscularly.
Special cups are placed on the skin. By removing the air in them, under-pressure is created and the skin is pulled up and stimulated. Cups are painlessly removed after 10 to 20 minutes.
Based on the result of the initial examination, my patients are advised what kind of diet is good for them and what foods are better avoided.
In certain cases, acupuncture points are stimulated with special herbs in the form of a cigar-shaped stick. This stick burns slowly. By holding it over the acupuncture point without touching the skin the point is stimulated by heat and the herbs.
This method works by enriching 150 milliliter of venous blood with ozone. The enriched blood is transfused back into the vein. Ozone therapy is helpful for metabolic disturbances (e.g. elevated cholesterol), in peripheral artery disease and especially after infections.



Buchenhain 7
9201 Krumpendorf
Phone: +43 4229 2854


Whenever possible we are happy to answer your questions personally

During opening hours you can reach us on +43 4229 2854

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday:

8:00 to 12:00 and
15:00 to 18:00 hours

With prior appointment only.