The systemic approach of the Arthur Waser Foundation can be described with the metaphor of acupuncture. In traditional Chinese medicine, to put it simply, the doctor places needles in the neuralgic points of the energy pathways in the human body, thereby balancing energy flows by unblocking them or, on the contrary, slowing them down. With minimal interventions, he sets the body’s strong self-healing powers in motion. The prerequisite for this is that the Chinese doctor knows this system very well and knows how to intervene. In the metaphor of acupuncture, resp. of the systemic approach, the local partners of the Arthur Waser Foundation are assigned the role of doctor. They intervene in the neuralgic points of the social systems and get their self-healing powers flowing. The money required for this actually only plays the role of the needle. Knowledge of how to intervene is based on experience and intensive learning processes with the steepest possible learning curves.