(UPDATE FEBRUARI 2022) 

We hope this is the last update for Covid-19.

  • From February 25, it is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask at ChinaMedic.
  • Patients will still receive a Covid19 health questions form 24 hours in advance, which must be completed and returned before coming to the appointment.

 

(UPDATE DECEMBER 2021) ACUPUNCTURE REMAINS OPEN!

Good news! Also under the new measures, locations where care is provided will remain open. So your acupuncture care continues. Read below what we can do together to fight the omikron variant of COVID-19.

ChinaMedic is having a Christmas break from 24th of December till the 2nd of January. We’re happy to help you again from the 3rd of January onwards.

(UPDATE NOVEMBER 2021) CORONA MEASURES

From 4 November 2021 for visitors to ChinaMedic to wear a facemask is mandatory.

  • From 4 November 2021 for visitors to ChinaMedic to wear a facemask is mandatory.
  • The 1.5 meter rule for patients among themselves is maintained
  • Upon arrival: disinfect your hands with the alcohol available at the entrance.
  • Bring two large towels of your own. These must be washed/unused.
  • The hygiene protocol will continue to be applied (see bottom of this page).
  • Disinfect the toilet seat after use, flush with the toilet lid closed, wash and dry your hands well.
  • Before each treatment, we change the paper of the treatment beds and ventilate the rooms so that everything remains hygienic and safe.
  • Patients will still receive a Covid19 health questions form 24 hours in advance, which must be completed and returned before you come to the appointment.

 

(UPDATE: FEBRUARI 2021) OPEN FROM 3 MARCH 2021

The wait is over, Chinamedic can reopen its doors again for patients from 3 march 2021.

We sincerely request all our clients to wear a face mask. You’ll bring your own face mask. Have you forgotten? Please let the reception know before your appointment and we will make sure that we’ll get you one when you arrive. You will wear the face mask during your entire visit to ChinaMedic. As well as in the waiting room as during the treatment.

Send us an email at receptie@chinamedic.nl to make an appointment.


Please read the following carefully before you visit.

Because the COVID-19 virus is still active, certain rules have been drawn up for working safely in acupuncture practice. We request that you read and respect them carefully. Only together can we ensure our safety.

We CANNOT treat you in any of the following situations:

  1. Do you have one or more of the following (also mild!) Symptoms: nose-cold, cough, stuffiness by chest or fever (from 38 ° C)?

  2. Have you had any complaints (COVID-19 symptoms) in the past 24 hours?

  3. Were you diagnosed with COVID-19 virus in the past seven days?

  4. Do you have roommates / family members with a fever and / or shortness of breath?

  5. Have you or a housemate / family member been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

In all the above cases do NOT come to the clinic, but contact us by phone. The appointment can be rescheduled or canceled at any time, free of charge.

  • We of course use the RIVM general hygiene guidelines: wash hands, cough and sneeze in the inside of the elbow, use paper tissues and throw them away immediately, keep as much (1.5 meters) away as possible. Of course the same applies to you.
  • Bring 2 large towels of your own. These must be washed / unused. Before each treatment, we change the paper of the treatment beds and ventilate the rooms for 10-15 minutes so that everything remains hygienic and safe.
  • Come to the appointment alone. Do not arrive too early or too late. A child (up to 16 years) may of course be accompanied by one of the parents.
  • On arrival: disinfect your hands with the alcohol at the entrance.
  • We do not give you water or tea, if necessary bring your own bottle of drink.
  • Make sure to go to the toilet at home. So that we can prevent the use of the toilet as much as possible. Do you have to go to the toilet during your visit to ChinaMedic? Please indicate this at the reception. If you do use the toilet at ChinaMedic, the following rules apply: Disinfect the toilet seat after use, continue with the toilet lid closed, wash and dry your hands.
  • Touch as little as possible. We will open the door for you.
  • All intake interviews are made 1.5 meters away in the conversation room, our therapist wears a mask for time.
  • Of course we cannot handle the 1.5 meter distance during the feeling of the wrist, the body examination and the placement and removal of the needles / laser. Those are the only times when we will be close to you, and we wear the masks. Apart from the above named situations the 1,5 meter rule will beholded at all time.
  • Are you 70 years or older or do you belong to a risk group? Please see if the situation is acute and if it is really necessary to come by. Call or email us if necessary to see if it is wise to come by.
  • Payment should be made contactless / with PIN as much as possible. We disinfect the machine after every payment.
  • Please realize that we cannot 100% prevent Corona infections, even taking the above measures into account.
  • Please read this protocol again before every appointment as interim changes may be made.

We will of course also adhere to the above rules and also clean and ventilate frequently.

If you have any questions / comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to helping you (again) soon!

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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