Since 1987 Prof. Dr. König has been practicing acupuncture in addition to orthodox medicine. Acupuncture is particularly suitable as an alternative in pain therapy when other methods have been used without success or cannot be used for medical reasons. Thus it can happen that acupuncture is often the only therapy option for allergies, diabetes mellitus or other concomitant diseases. Acupuncture is often combined with the local application of herbal heat (moxibustion). This has proved particularly effective in the case of so-called weakness/ or empty diseases, such as chronic back pain, which is accompanied by cold symptoms.