Kasha Yang and Abdominal Acupuncture

Kasha Yang applies abdominal acupuncture to a patient

Jian Zhang prepares herbs for

Jian Zhang sets up packs of herbal teas for a patient

LaserNeedle in children

To reduce complaints of asmatische bronchitis, the LaserNeedle is applied to a toddler.

Tinnitus (Ringing ears)

“The Turtle”

The main points of the 1st level of pricking on the abdomen together form the figure of a turtle. Hence the name.

  • Acupuncture in Amsterdam
  • Over 18 years of experience
  • More than thousands satisfied clients
  • Member of the Dutch Acupuncture Association (N.V.A.)
  • Most health insurers reimburse the costs
  • In house herbal pharmacy and teaching institute
  • Painless abdominal acupuncture and Laser needle acupuncture
  • Check out our reviews here
  • Learn how to book your first appointment online

SPECIALIZED IN PAIN RELIEF, INFERTILITY AND TINNITUS

Pain Ailments

Pain is a signal from the body to let you know that something is off. It is a natural protection mechanism. Your body is letting you know that there is something going on that prevents it from functioning optimally. Pain is therefore the most common reason to visit a doctor.

Infertility

Men and women are increasingly experiencing difficulties with conceiving children. Sometimes it depends on the woman, sometimes on the man and in some cases in concerns both.
There are several reasons why women experience infertility. It may be due to the natural process of aging, disease in the reproductive area or something else unknown to mainstream medicine.

Tinnitus

Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is a very annoying condition with various potential causes. Although not yet fully understood why it occurs, tinnitus is associated with hearing loss, prolonged exposure to loud sounds, stress and anxiety, ear infections, and so on. In most cases, the cause is damage to the inner ear caused by prolonged exposure to loud sounds. Since the start of ChinaMedic we have been treating tinnitus patients on a weekly basis and has it become one of our specialties.

Rates

The first consultation and treatment take about an hour. Every follow up appoint for undergoing acupuncture takes up no more than 45 minutes. Payment is due after every session either with PIN (preferred) or cash. You will receive an invoice on payment, to be send to your insurer if needed.

Acupuncture
1st Consult & Treatment€78.00
Follow-Up Treatment€62.50
Consult
1st Consult€38.00
Follow-Up Consultation€25.00

Reimbursement

ChinaMedic is affiliated with the KAB and N.V.A. (Dutch Association for Acupuncture)

Most insurers reimburse (part of) the costs, when you are covered through an additional insurance package. You do not need to pay from your “own risk” for acupuncture. Contact your health care company if you are not certain what applies in your case.

Click here for a list of health care insurers that cover acupuncture: Coverages Acupuncture 2022
Acupuncture Fees Overview 2022

Your health is not an expense but a long-term investment. If you do not have an additional healthcare package, please do not feel like you’re not entitled get acupuncture treatment. 

Your road to recovery comes first. Our experienced acupuncturists are on hand with the most advanced techniques and advanced technologies to make even painless acupuncture treatments possible

Conditions

We work on an appointment basis. Please note we require in case of cancelation a minimum of 24 hour notice otherwise the fee is payable. If you’re not able to reach us in person, you can always leave a message on the answering machine or write us an email using our contact form.

Please view our (dutch) Terms and Conditions here.

Dutch Institute of Abdominal Acupunture

The Dutch Institute of Abdominal Acupuncture has been established to offer Dutch acupuncturists the opportunity to undergo further training in the Abdominal Acupuncture technique and to generate more recognition in the Netherlands and Europe for this practically painless method.
The institute offers annual seminars to acupuncturists in which the technique and background of Abdominal Acupuncture are taught. The lessons take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

Frequently asked questions

How can Acupuncture help?

More than a thousand years acupuncture has been used to remedy and improve a wide range of diseases and complaints. For an acupuncturist the approach is simple: energy either flows or it doesn’t. The symptoms show where in the body there may be a blockage and how this affects the rest of the body. In addition the acupuncturist focuses on activating the self-healing ability of our bodies.This makes acupuncture applicable for many health issues such as pain complaints, infertility, ringing in the ears, sleep disorders, skin problems, allergies, addictions, depression, menopausal complaints, burnout, RSI and so on. If you want to know how far acupuncture can help you, you are welcome to come by for a check up consultation so the acupuncturist can tell you what we can do.

How many times do I have to come?

It depends on your medical condition. In most cases you will respond faster to frequent acupuncture treatments. It is quite common to start with 1-2 times per week. Once your condition is stabilized, we can start lowering the frequency. When you come for your first consultation, we will make a specific treatment plan for you.

What does an Acupuncturist do?

The main task of an acupuncturist is to stimulate your self-healing ability. Acupuncture works by balancing the body’s Qi (a form of bioenergy that runs alongside meridians). During an acupuncture treatment, your acupuncturist inserts very thin needles into specific spots on your body, your body will receive the physiological signal from the needle to trigger a self-healing ability.

How long does it take before I notice results?

In acute complaints, an effect is noticed after 1-3 treatments on average. In the case of chronic complaints, this is after 5-10 treatments. It is important to maintain the frequency of your treatment so that you can achieve the desired results

I am pregnant, can I get Acupuncture?

Yes; acupuncture can help you during your pregnancy.

With acupuncture, pregnancy complaints are treated in a natural way and without side effects. The treatment aims to restore the energy balance in your body. Your hormones will also be brought back into balance. As a result, the complaints quickly subside. In addition, the acupuncturist will of course treat your specific complaints. Such as: nausea, headache, migraine, sleeping problems etc.

Why do I need to be treated more often in the beginning?

Acupuncture is a mild stimulation to your body. It is important to be treated often in the beginning so that there is more recovery than relapse. As soon as the symptoms decrease, the frequency decreases. As soon as the complaints do not return at all, the treatment is finished.

Advice for before and after Acupuncture?

Avoid heavy physical and/or mental exertion immediately before and immediately after the treatment, we also advise against stress immediately before and after each treatment. And please do not use alcohol or drugs immediately before or after treatment.

How much time does an appointment take?

We have three type of appointments. 

First we have a consultation combined with acupuncture. Here you and the acupuncturist have a conversation about your symptoms and the acupuncturist will diagnose your imbalances, you get an advised treatment schedule and this will be followed by your (first) acupuncture treatment. This usually takes an hour. 

There is also the follow-up treatment. The acupuncturist will treat your diagnosed symptoms according to the treatment schedule. This usually takes 45 minutes

Some people are still learning about acupuncture, they want to claim more knowledge about this method and also get to know their imbalances. Therefore you could book a consultation, this appointment takes 30 minutes.

Is Acupuncture painful?

We use extreme thin needles about the width of two human hairs for Abdominal Acupuncture. The pricks are barely noticeable. Sometimes people don't even feel where they are. Occasionally someone can perceive a strange feeling, also described as tingling, numbness, heaviness, and other feelings. We call this "DeQi" (activating energy) sensation in acupuncture, this is normal, often this feeling is over in a small matter of time.

Still afraid of needles? We have a good solution! The LaserNeedle which we often use is not invasive at all and you will not feel anything. The LaserNeedle is ideally suited for those who are afraid of needles and small children.

What does an Acupuncture treatment cost?

A 1st consultation with subsequent treatment costs € 78.00. Each follow-up treatment costs € 62.50. ChinaMedic is affiliated with the NVA (Dutch Association of Acupuncture) and treatment is reimbursed by most insurers in the supplementary. It is advisable to contact your insurer what this exactly means for you. For a full price list of all our treatments CLICK HERE

Can Acupuncture Help With Pregnancy?

Yes, acupuncture can improve your fertility as much for men as it does for women The ChinaMedic Approach with abdominal acupuncture significantly increases the chance of pregnancy both through natural conception as IUI or IVF. In both cases we also support you with nutritional advice and, if necessary, herbal therapy. A lot of clients have successfully become mothers and fathers with this treatment method. The acupuncturist will make a treatment schedule with you during your first consultation. Read more about Acupuncture and Pregnancy here.

How much time between Acupuncture?

During your first consultation, the acupuncturist will make a statement. In principle, you can do acupuncture every day. Depending on your complaints, the most applicable frequency is once or twice a week. In severe pain, the frequency is sometimes two or three times a week. In that case, it is more effective than starting with once a week. The pain sometimes returns in between (due to daily strain and stress). As you get treated more often, the pain usually gets less and less.

How do I book an appointment?

You can call our reception 020-6167615 or schedule an appointment on our website.

Are There Any Side Effects of Acupuncture?

No, if you are treated by a professional acupuncturist there are no side effects. There are sometimes reactions after acupuncture: fatigue, dizziness, emotional discharge or something we call a "Healing Crisis" during the first period. Don't worry, this means your body is showing a response and the recovery process has started. Always communicate with the acupuncturist how you are feeling.

Tip: Have a small meal in preparation for the treatment. This is good for fatigue and dizziness after the acupuncture.

What if my symptoms get worse during the treatment?

While most people notice a clear reduction in their symptoms after an acupuncture treatment, very few can experience a slight worsening of symptoms after a treatment. Do not worry, we call this a "healing crisis", your body is responding, and your energy is in motion. 

In terms of acupuncture, it means that your primary objective has been achieved, as you are changing on multiple levels from stuck to loosening. Make sure to always communicate with the acupuncturist over time how you are feeling and what the reactions are.

Why do some acupuncture points hurt more than others?

This is because of the acu-point locations on the body. Some points are just more sensitive than others! The fingers and toes have a higher concentration of nerve endings near the surface of the skin, so points on the extremities are naturally more sensitive than those closer to the center of the body.

Opening hours

Monday      9:30 - 17:00
Tuesday      9:30 - 17:00
Wednesday      Closed
Thursday      9:30 - 17:00
Friday      Closed
Saturday      9:30 - 17:00
Sunday      Closed
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Postjesweg 36
1057 EB
Amsterdam West

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Postjesweg 36 te Amsterdam
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Free consultation (10min.)

Open day 16 June Sunday
Time: 09:30-12:00 uur
Postjesweg 36 in Amsterdam
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