ECIWO Acupuncture Case Study – Compilation 02

case studies

Dr. Rackow
86482 Aystetten, Gartenstrasse 14A, Germany

I had been to Düsseldorf in 1997 and Koln in 1998. In 1999, I attended the T T Ang ECIWO-System Seminar in Singapore on two occasions. In May 1999, I had successfully gone through a course on ECIWO Clinical Observation Training at Chinese Nature-Cure Institute.

I have mastered the practical technique of ECIWO-System in the treatment and with this ECIWO-System, my treatment brought out pleasant results.

I have treated various types of heart and lung vascular diseases, eye diseases and cervical or lumbar vertebra symptom through the ECIWO-System for many years. Below are some of the similar diseases of which I had treated before.


Mrs. Obweger M. Austria Date: 25.5.35

Diagnose From The Local Hospital And Local Doctors:

Migraine, Thrombosis & Pancreas Disabilities

Mrs Obweger suffers from migraine with vomiting, thrombosis and pancreas disabilities since 35 years ago.

There was no sufficient treatment available from all local doctors and hospitals. The patient was in a desolate life.

Treatment And Course:

The first treatment with bioresonance-therapy allergy of milk and wheat. After the treatment, the patient’s condition was improved, but not sufficient. At the same time, Mrs Obweger was required to change her eating habit, which would improve her health condition.

One day, she came to me by train. Upon arrival, she felt extreme headache. I gave her one ECIWO Acupuncture treatment with additional Lidocain on the tibia and head point. Within seconds, her headache was gone.

Mrs Obweger was very surprised and happy. After completing 7 days of treatments with ECIWO-Point on head and pancreas areas, she felt good with no relapse thereafter.

Miss C. Reisner Augsburg Date: 7.9.69

Diagnose From The Local Hospital:

PMS & Depression

Treatment and Course:

After several times with ECIWO Acupuncture treatments at the lower abdomen point, combined with periost-acupuncture for 15 seconds on spina illiaca anterior superior and to the symphysis, the PMS was gone and the depression was improved tremendously.

A few months later, she found a new employment on Mallorca Island. She wrote me a thank you letter and told me that I was her angel in the last two years.

Mr. Alois Obweger Austria Date: 30.3.38

Diagnose From The Local Private Doctor And Local Hospital In Austria:

Cardiac Infraction

Treatment And Course:

Mr. Obweger was hospitalised twice for several weeks. Each time for 10 days in intensive care. The Professor in-charge suggested he should undergo bypass operation, but the patient refused.

During the hospitalisation, the patient received treatment only with Heparin and Sedativum. The patient refused to take the tasteless food from the hospital and he requested to have his natural food prepared privately.

After a few weeks, Mr. Obweger came to my clinic in a very bad health condition. He could not walk without extreme pain in his chest and he had difficulty in breathing. I had to supply him with oxygen immediately. Mr. Obweger was advised to come for 7 days of ECIWO Acupuncture treatments (heart and stomach point), twice a day on the 2.MCB and the tibia with chickenleg needling.

Also, he needed to have 4 times bloodletting treatments for thromboses (microbiology). Besides, Mr Obweger was required to come for an oxygen-more-purpose-therapy for 2 hours a day from Prof. Dr. V.Ardenne.

After the treatment, Mr Obweger went back to Austria with an advice to take various types of herbal medicine. Two months after the first treatment, the patient came back to me to continue with another 9 days of ECIWO Acupuncture treatments.

10 days after the first treatment, the patient is able to join an easy mountain climbing trip without having any problems.

5 months later, the patient was cured and started to take the long-run-training.

Mrs. Landthaler Illertissen Date: 23.2.28

Diagnose From The Local Hospital:

Persistent Cough

Permanent coughing and itching in the sternum region, probably caused by an irritation of the trachea.

Treatment And Course:

After two ECIWO Acupuncture treatments at lung point with needle retention for 15 seconds and one needle to the sternum periost, Mrs. Landthaler found that her coughing was immediately gone. She became a recipe for a heart remedy later.

Mrs. Schmid Austria Date: 12.3.40

Diagnose From The Local Hospital:

Haemoglobinurie Paroxysmale & Thrombosis

Haemoglobinurie Paroxysmale – very high and thrombosis.

Treatment And Course:

Mrs Schmid suffered from “thrombosis-risk”and she came to the clinic for acupuncture treatment. The treatment was divided into 2 steps.

First step, thrombosis with microbiology injections. Second step, “ECIWO kidney and bladder point”- eight treatments within four days. After the treatments, the paroxysmale haemoglobinurie was gone.

Also, what was most surprising was her infected tooth with pus (treatment resistance since months) was cured with this treatment. We were very surprised. Mrs Schmid came for thrombosis treatments for another 4 – 6 weeks and during this period, she had her urine examined regularly.


Mr. Frei M. Germany Date: 19.1.30

Diagnose From The Local Hospital:

Macula Degeneration & Diabetes

Mr. Frei could not read and recognise me. The patient took Insulin for his diabetes and there is no treatment for macula degeneration. Anyway, there is no sufficient treatment for macula degeneration by Western doctors.

Treatment And Course:

Mr. Frei got a new natural medication for his diabetes. A few weeks after he has taken the new medication, his diabetes stopped. There was no need for him to take Insulin anymore. Mr Frei was also given 3 ECIWO Acupuncture treatments in order to improve his bloodstream and a prevention against thrombosis. Besides, Mr Frei was required to change his eating habit by taking more natural and fresh food.

ECIWO – Treatment on 2 + 3 MCB – leg – footsole – 6 days – twice a day.

After the treatment, the foggy sight was gone and Mr Frei could read big letters and could recognise me. He was really happy with the treatment results and he has introduced many patients to me. Mr Frei needed to repeat the treatment for a few weeks.

Mrs. Schaller K. Höchstätten Date: 2.3.25

Diagnose From The Local Hospital:

Diabetes & Macula Degeneration

A reading test showed that Mrs. Schaller could not read at all.

Treatment And Course:

First, I advised Mrs Schaller to change her eating habit as she was much overweight.
Second, she became a recipe for new remedies to support the diabetes.

The patient’s diabetes improved so much that she was able to walk longer distance.

The Insulin test showed a reduction of 2/3 and the pain in her legs subsided. 6 treatments with ECIWO-Acupuncture on 2 MCB leg, foot and head points. After the treatment, the reading test showed a clear improvement.

Mrs. Schaller’s situation had stabilised and she was required to come for another 6 treatments to improve her vision capabilities.

Mrs. H. Kohnen Wörselen Date: 26.2.20

Diagnose From The Local Hospital:

Macula Degeneration – Virtually Blind

All doctors and hospitals had no treatment for this disease. Mrs. Kohnen is a mother of two doctors.

Treatment And Course:

This case is my biggest success with ECIWO-Acupuncture!

My Diagnosis:
Blood status strong thrombosis, pancreas insufficiency, liver intoxication, vertebral torsinones, luxatio congenita coxae 2 cm left leg and scolioses.

ECIWO-Acupuncture was given on 2 MCB liver and eye points – simultaneous leg and foot points.

After 4 days, Mrs. Kohnen could see me and 7 days later, she could read newspaper with her glasses on. A few months later, Mrs Kohnen came for a second treatment. The luxatio and the column were treated and they were completely cured. She had a prescription for liver and pancreas insufficient.

After the treatment, Mrs. Kohnen was able to travel home by railway on her own. The patient and I were so happy with the treatment results.


Mrs. Däubler R. Germany Date: 22.1.57

Diagnose From The Local Hospital:

Intervertebral Disc Prolapsed

Intervertebral disc prolapsed, LWS 7-5, serious problems during walking and during the night. At the same time, BWS 5-7 torsion and blockade of the vertebras with pain in these areas. These problems caused the patient extremely unpleasant.

Treatment And Course:

Mrs. Däubler received a primary treatment from a normal orthopaedic doctor with little success. After a few weeks, she came to my clinic for acupuncture treatment. Mrs. Däubler had 3 treatments of ECIWO Acupuncture (hip and chest area only at the fibula) and Lidocain in the treatment.

Within seconds after the treatment, she felt no pain at all. The vertebral torsion was treated manually. After the treatment, the spinal column was straight and back to normal position. Mrs. Däubler was happy with the treatment results and she introduced many of her friends to me.

Mrs. Pfitscher B. Italy Date: 3.3.59

Diagnose From The Local Hospital:

Neck and Chest Column Pain

Mrs. Pfitscher was in a state of unconsciousness while bending forward. She felt pain in her neck and chest column. She received treatment from a clinic in Italy and Austria but was ineffective. She suspected that she was going to lose her job as a teacher.

Treatment And Course:

Two treatments for 3 weeks, with 5 days as an interval in between the treatment – twice a day (ECIWO neck, chest and liver points on the 2 MCB and tibia with chickenleg needling). Some medication were applied to improve her immune system and detoxification.

After the two treatments, Mrs. Pfitscher went back to Italy without any symptoms and she could start working again.

Mr. Dikta A. Germany Date: 28.7.54

Diagnose From the Local Doctors And Hospital:

Hip Joint Pain

Mr. Dikta has extreme pain in his hip area for about 25 years! He received treatments from local doctors but the results were ineffective. He was about to lose his job.

Treatment And Course:

Two treatments with ECIWO Acupuncture on 2 MCB and tibia. One treatment at the tibia with Lidocain. In addition, Mr. Dikta also applied two different types of oil for muscle relaxation. He feels good now and he can keep his job.

Ms. Rubner Angelika Augsburg Date: 27.2.71

Diagnose From The Local Hospital:

Neck Rigidity

Ms. Angelika had stiff neck with extreme pain in her neck and shoulder region. The doctors told her that she had no migraine and the position of the vertebral are in upright position. She did not receive any treatments from the hospitals.

Ms. Angelika had taken X-ray for her neck and shoulder region and the doctor sent her to a special neck massage and gymnastic. During the first treatment, Ms. Rubner Angelika complained that the pain became worse and the treatment had to be stopped immediately. After the incident, she came to me for acupuncture treatment.

Treatment And Course:

The patient had ECIWO Acupuncture (neck point on 2 MCB and tibia), an infrared and irradiation for the neck region. After a few seconds, the pain vibration on the neck, shoulder and vertebral were gone. The next day, Ms. Angelika repeated the same treatment. Finally, she was cured. She was satisfied with the treatment result and no treatments were required after that.

Miss B. Deschler Scherstetten Date: 18.3.74

Diagnose From The Local Hospital:

Back, Shoulder, Knee & Sciatica Pain

Miss Deschler received treatments from the local orthopaedic doctors with no effective results.

Treatment And Course:

The problem was caused by a luxatio congenita coxae with columntorsions and scoliosis. The column and hip problems were cured manually. ECIWO Acupuncture was given on the waist and leg points.

Miss Deschler was very weak. She needed to have 100% oxygen supply during the acupuncture treatment and a prescription of biological medicine. The treatment was successful and Miss Deschler was cured. She celebrated her wedding ceremony a few weeks later without feeling pain at all.

Mr. A. Körner Ingolstadt

Diagnose From The Local Hospital:

Lower Spinal and Thumb Pain

Hypermobility with pain in lower spinal column and thumb.
There was no effective treatment from the local doctors and hospitals.

Treatment And Course:

The ECIWO Acupuncture treatments were given to the waist point on 2 MCB and also to the thumb, combined with one point needled by Prof. Dr. Mann, London (Discover of Periost-Acupuncture) on the elbow (Periost-Acupuncture-Point for arm and heart region). After the treatment, the pain in her thumb was gone.

Mrs. Körner introduced her mother to me who had back pain and eyes disabilities. After one treatment, she had to travel back to Aachen, which is 700km far away. However, she still keeps in touch with me to let me her health condition. Mrs. Körner and her daughter will come back to me for a consultation and treatment in the next coming holidays.

Sudden Blindness (Bao Mang)

man blind
Clinical Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Tianjin Science & Technology Translation & Publishing Corporation (1996)

Sudden blindness refers to a condition of sudden loss of vision of one eye or two eyes with normal appearance of the eyes, it is one of the “emergency cases” in the department of ophthalmology. It is seen in thrombosis of central vein of retina, thrombosis of central artery, retinal periphlebitis, hypertensive arteriosclerotic eyeground bleeding, diabetic eyeground bleeding, acute optic neuritis, retinal detachment, hysterical blindness and cortical psychic blindness in western medicine.

It is mostly caused by deficiency of qi and blood of qi and blood, or qi stagnation and blood stasis, or liver stagnation transforming into fire, which runs up to disturb the eyes. Therefore, the treatment principle for this disease includes invigorating qi and blood, resolving blood stasis by improving blood circulation, soothing the liver qi and clearing away pathogenic heat.

Etiology and Pathogenesis

  1. The impairment of seven emotions causes liver qi stagnation, which transforms into fire, then the fire runs up to the eyes, and leads to sudden loss of vision.
  2. Preference for alcohol and spicy food leads to accumulation of the stomach heat, which goes upward along with the liver qi. Qi stagnation and blood stasis block the eye system, or bleeding due to injury results in blood stasis in the meridians causing sudden blindness.
  3. Deficiency of qi and blood resulting from various chronic diseases leads to the unnourishment of the eyes, sudden blindness may occur.


Normal appearance of the eyes without any feeling of visual obstruction, or occasional distension of the eyes, headache or flying of mosquitoes and flies in front of the eyes at the beginning period, fluttering of the clouds and fog, visual redness, presence of a black figure with a covering like a piece of curtain, all of these may lead to sudden disease of the eyesight of one eye or two eyes, and then inability to distinguish between brightness and darkness and finally sudden loss of vision occur.

1 Liver Qi Stagnation Transforming into Fire (Gan Yu Hua Huo)

Vertigo, distending pain of the eyes, irritability, easy to fly into a rage, bitter taste in the mouth, a red tongue and a wiry and rapid pulse are symptoms and signs which may occur before the onset in case of liver stagnation transforming into fire.

2 Qi Stagnation and Blood Stasis (Qi Zhi Xue Yu)

Distending pain of the eyes, visual redness, splitting headache, a dark purple tongue and a deep, choppy, wiry and slow pulse are due to qi stagnation and blood stasis. It may also be caused by trauma.

3 Deficiency of Qi and Blood (Qi Xue Liang Xu)

Pale complexion, softness and weakness of the voice, weakness of the four limbs, anorexia, a pale tongue and a weak pulse are the symptoms due to deficiency of qi and blood.


1 Liver Qi Stagnation Transforming into Fire

Treatment Principle: Soothing the liver qi and clearing away heat

Acupoint Selection: Zanzhu (Ub 2), Taiyang (Ex 2), Fengchi (Gb 20), Zusanli (St 36), Yanglingquan (Gb 34).

Explanation: Yanglingquan (Gb 34) can be used to soothe the liver qi and clear away heat, and Zusanli (St 36) promote flow of the stomach qi, ascend clearness and descend turbidness, and Zanzhu (Ub 2), Taiyang (Ex 2) and Fengchi (Gb 20) dredge the meridians and collaterals of the eyes’ region. These points are applied together to purge the pathogenic fire of the liver and resolve the blood stasis.

Method: Puncture Yanglingquan (Gb 34) and Zusanli (St 36) perpendicularly 1.0 inch with even method, puncture Zanzhu (Ub 2), Taiyang (Ex 2) and Fengchi (Gb 20) lightly. The needle sensation of Fengchi (Gb 20) point should radiate to the eyes.

2 Qi Stagnation and Blood Stasis

Treatment Principle: Promoting qi and blood circulation and improving eyesight

Acupoint Selection: Select Qiuhou (Ex) and Jingming (Ub 1) as main points. Select Fengchi (Gb 20), Ququan (Liv 8) and Hegu (Li 4) as supplementary points.

Explanation: Qiuhou (Ex 7) and Jingming (Ub 1) are effective points for treating sudden blindness. Fengchi (Gb 20) is used to remove pathogenic wind and improving eyesight. Ququan is used to soothe the liver and regulate qi. Hegu (Li 4) is used to promote qi circulation.

Method: Push the eyeball upward gently, then puncture Qiuhou (Ex 7) perpendicularly 0.5 inch along the orbital margin slowly without movements of lifting, thrusting, twisting and rotating the needle. Puncture Jingming (Ub 1) perpendicularly 0.3 inch.

Puncture Fengchi (Gb 20) obliquely 0.5 inch toward the tip of the nose. Puncture Ququan and Hegu (Li 4) perpendicularly 0.5 inch with the reducing method. Do not retain the needle at Qiuhou (Ex 7), and retain the needles at the other points for 20 minutes.

3 Deficiency of Qi and Blood

Treatment Principal: Invigorating the spleen and stomach and improving eyesight.

Acupoint Selection: Select Qiuhou (Ex 7) and Jingming (Ub 1) as main points. Select Pishu (Ub 20), Zusanli (St 36), Qihai (Ren 6) and Baihui (Du 20) as supplementary points.

Explanation: Puncturing Qiuhou (Ex 7) and Jingming (Ub 1) are also effective on treating sudden blindness due to deficiency of qi and blood. Pishu (Ub 20) and Zusanli (St 36) are effective points for invigorating the spleen and stomach. Qihai (Ren 6) is used to reinforce qi, and Baihui (Du 20) to lift Yang qi.

Method: Qiuhou (EX 7) and Jingming (Ub 1) should be punctured as above mentioned. Puncture Pishu (Ub 20), Zusanli (St 36) and Qihai (Ren 6) perpendicularly 1.0 inch with the reinforcing method. Puncture Baihui (Du 20)  subcutaneously 0.5 inch. Do not retain the needle at Qiuhou(Ex 7), and retain the needles at the other points for 20 minutes.

Ancient and Contemporary Empirical Points

1 Confucians’ Duties to Their Parents (Ru Men Shi Qin). Sudden loss of vision is due to pathogenic fire and overabundance of qi and blood of Taiyang (Ex 2) and Yangming meridians. Puncture Bizhong (Ex) and Zanzhu (Ub 2) and the other five points on the head, prick them to cause bleeding, then the eyesight will regain.

2 Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (Zhen Jiu Da Cheng). If eye disorder occurs, first puncture Tongziliao (Gb 1), Hegu (Li 4), Toulinqi (Gb 15) and Jingming (Ub 1), then give repeated needling at Guangming (Gb 37), Tianfu (Lu 3) and Fengchi (Gb 20).

3 Ophthalmology in Chinese Medicine (Zhong Yi Yan Ke Xue). Trombosis of central artery of retina and acute orbital optic neuritis can be treated by acupuncture. Select Jingming (Ub 1), Qiuhou (Ex 7), Tongziliao (Gb 1), Chengqi (St 1), Zanzhu (Ub 2), Taibai (Sp 3), Fengchi (Gb 20), Neiguan (Pc 6), Hegu (Li 4), Taichong (Liv 3), Mingmen (Du 4) and Shenshu (Ub 23). Puncture 2 – 4 points each time with strong stimulation.

4 Acupuncture and Moxibustion Therapy in Ophthalmology (Yan Ke Zhen Jiu Liao Fa). For the optic disc neuritis, select Qiuhou (Ex), Jingming (Ub 1), Fengchi (Gb 20), Hegu (Li 4), Quchi (Li 11), Zusanli (St 36), Ganshu (Ub 18) and Guanyuan (Ren 4) as the principal points. In case of acute orbital optic neuritis, puncture Guangming (Gb 37), Shangxing (Du 23) and Erjian (Li 2).

Then puncture Zanzhu (Ub 2), Taiyang (Ex 2) and Neiyingxiang (Ex) to cause bleeding. If it is a chronic case, puncture Jingming (Ub 1), Chengqi (St 1), Tongziliao (Gb 1) and Zusanli (St 36) with moderate stimulation. Apply moxibustion to Danshu (Ub 19), Shenshu (Ub 23), Ganshu (Ub 8), Xinshu (Ub 15), Yanglao (Si 6) and Shangyang (Li 1) points, once a day or once every other day. Qiuhou (Ex 7) and Jingming (Ub 1) are selected as the principal points, they can be applied in both acute and chronic cases on the affected side.

Fengchi (Gb 20), Hegu (Li 4), Zusanli (St 36) and Guangming of both sides are selected as supplementary points. Select one principal point and two supplementary points each time. Needing stimulation is given in turn at these points.

Other Therapy

Chinese Medicine

For the kidney Yin deficiency, take Mingmu Dihuang Wan (Radix Rehmanniae Pills for Improving Eyesight).

For the hyperactivity of fire due to Yin deficiency, take Zhi Bo Dihuang Wan (Bolus of Rhizoma Anemarrhenae Cortex Phellodendri and Rhizoma Rehamnniae).

For the hyperactivity of liver Yang, use Tongqiao Huoxue Tang (Decoction for Promoting Blood Circulation) or Dadingfeng Zhu (Bolus for Serious Endogenous Wind Syndrome).

For the disorder due to phlegm turbidity, use Daotan Tang (Decoction for Eliminationg Phlegm).

For the Qi and blood deficiency, use Shiquan Dabu Wan (Powerful Tonic Bolus of Ten Drugs) and Shengmai San (Powder for Restoring Pulse Beat).


1 Eye ground examination is required to help find out the causative factors.

2 This disease is marked by sudden onset, so, try to get a prompt treatment. Do not delay the illness, or it may influence the therapeutic effect and be difficult to cure.

3 Sudden blindness treated with acupuncture can have satisfactory therapeutic effect, if it is given prompt and proper treatment.

Ancient Medical Records

1 Standards of Diagnosis and Treatment (Zheng Zhi Zhun Sheng). Sudden blindness generally refers to normal appearance of the eyes without other diseases and without the injury of pupil, but with sudden loss of vision.

2 A Valuable Manual of Ophthalmology (Shen Shi Yao Han). This disease is marked by sudden onset. Prompt treatment can regain the eyesight. Otherwise, the delayed treatment will be useless.