Our team

Kasha Yang

Specialization: Fertility & Pain.

Kasha Yang started her clinic ChinaMedic in 2003 together with Jian Zhang. The ChinaMedic name and the characters in the logo refer to Kasha’s roots in Chinese culture as well as to the traditional medicine she practices.

Besides being an acupuncturist and herbalist, Kasha graduated at Wenzhou Medical University as a doctor, anesthetist (China) and orthomolecular therapist. She was taught health care from home. Her father was a surgeon and orthopedist, her sister a nurse. From an early age, Kasha has been able to experience how acupuncture has helped her and her loved ones. Since then, she has been fascinated by the age-old knowledge and application of acupuncture and how its effect makes a valuable contribution to healing the human body. Now there are already thousands of people who have been helped by Kasha herself and therefore they benefit from healthier lives.

Kasha Yang

“Let me help that your pain diminishes. From now on you are no longer alone, because I stand by your side. “

Kasha with an old patient

During Her study trip in 2005 China

Fans of Miss Prikkie

Mother and daughter, both of them have been helped by Kasha.

Abdominal Acupuncture

Kasha learned abdominal acupuncture from Dr. Bo-The discoverer of abdominal acupuncture.

Kasha

applying Abdominal Acupuncture to a patient

In recent years she has specialized as an acupuncturist in the treatment of pain complaints, various gynecological complaints and the fertility of both men and women with the unique ‘ChinaMedic Approach’. Due to her work experience as an anesthetist and acupuncturist, she is convinced that a balanced relationship between Western and Chinese medicine benefits every patient.

The ChinaMedic creed: “Let me make your pain go away. From now on you are no longer alone, I am by your side.”

Kasha’s patients have affectionately called her “Miss Prikkie” for years. Kasha uses this name on facebook and twitter to inform people about ChinaMedic and Chinese medicine.

Kasha Yang is a member of the Dutch Acupuncture Association. And she speaks fluent Dutch, English and Chinese.

Jian Zhang

Jian in front of our herbal pharmacy

Jian Zhang and herbal-medicine

Jian is busy composing herbal teas for a patient. A ‘ cure ‘ of 7 days is most common.

Jian Zhang

Specialization: Tinnitus | Ringing in ears

Graduated from ZheJiang University, Jian has always had a great passion for acupuncture, herbs, nutrition and plants.

He co-founded ChinaMedic in 2003 with Kasha. He was educated in China in herbal medicine and navel-abdominal acupuncture. Subsequently, he completed the Qing Bai Academy in Amersfoort and he graduated from the School of Homeopathy for basic medicine. He is a certified acupuncturist, herbalist and a member of Dutch Acupuncture Association. His specialty is treating tinnitus, in addition he is more than advanced to treat many other conditions as well, e.g. insomnia, skin disorders, stress-related complaints, pain complaints and more.

Jian has also studied and mastered the four important core books of Chinese medicine in his own time spanning over 10 years. These books accurately describe the functioning of the human body, many diseases and their associated remedies, with which knowledge has proven its value and efficacy over the centuries. It has been the basis of TCM for healing the Chinese people for over 2000 years.

 

Because of his passion for plants and herbs, together with his broad knowledge of applied herbalism, he is more than skilled in preparing the right herbal formulas for the best possible results This makes him a valuable addition to Kasha’s knowledge and skills.On many occasion he has made a valuable contribution to Kasha’s knowledge and skills in helping  patients with herbal therapy and acupuncture to get rid of pain or even relieving them in the long-term of all complaints.

Jian speaks: Dutch and Chinese

The Clinic

ChinaMedic has been located on the Postjesweg in Amsterdam West for almost 20 years. And for many in the area it is a recognized place that has helped them with various health problems such as: pain complaints, tinnitus, women’s complaints, fertility issues, skin complaints and much more. We believe it is important that everyone has the right to a healthy(er) life. Our team consists of professional, certified therapists and assistant(s) who are happy to help you.

Reception

Treatmentroom 6

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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Contact

Acupunctuur Kliniek ChinaMedic

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Postjesweg 36
1057 EB
Amsterdam West

Location

Gratis consult (10min.)

Open dag 16 juni zondag
(16 jaar jubileum)
Vrij inloop 09:30-12:00 uur
Postjesweg 36 te Amsterdam
(gratis parkeren)
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Free consultation (10min.)

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