Acupuncture is also effective in the treatment of heel pain. There are three variations that often involve heel pain: heel spur, tendon inflammation and fat pad syndrome. Acupuncture is applicable in all of these cases. In some cases it turns out that people who are diagnosed with heel actually suffer from a damaged fat pad. Because of the persistent pain it is sometimes difficult to treat, but not impossible.

These are the most common symptoms in the case of heel spur:

  • Pain underneath the heel;
  • Pain underneath the foot after sitting still for a period of time;
  • Pain when walking;
  • Painwhen standing still for a long(er) time;
  • A stiff or tense feelingin the tendon plate underneath the foot;
  • Pain in the heel when driving.

At ChinaMedic we treat heel spur or heel pain with a combination of abdominal acupuncture and LaserNeedle. Both techniques are virtually painless.

The abdominal acupuncture is applied to the entire lower abdomen area. Both the abdomen and the area around the navel contain acupuncture points that are connected to the entire body. During treatment we stimulate the points on the lower abdomen that are in contact with the problem area. This reduces local pain and improves the body’s overall energy flow on three levels. By applying the LaserNeedle directly to the affected area, the pain is reduced locally, as well as the inflammation and blood circulation is promoted. This is a powerful combination for treating stubborn pain.

Below the story of one of our patients:

Feb. 14 2019

One of our female patients is currently very happy with the result after 3 treatments. Her pain has been greatly reduced and she likes to share her experience with others.

She has been suffering with heel pain for the last 3 years. Until she came to ChinaMedic, she had already undergone various therapies and acupuncture is her last hope. She standing and walkingis very painful andduringthe nightshe wakes up because of the pain. She scores a “10” on the VAS pain scale. By treating her with the ChinaMedic Approach and two powerful acupuncture techniques, her pain is greatly reduced after two treatments. After the third treatment, her pain score went from “10” to “3”. It is going so well that she can easily do her daily activities again.

Since it is a chronic heel pain, we advise her to continue with the acupuncture treatments for a while longer.


Frequently asked questions

What exactly can acupuncture help with?

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to remedy and improve a wide range of diseases and complaints. For an acupuncturist, the approach is simple: energy flows or it doesn't flow. The symptoms show where there may be a blockage in the body and this affects the rest of the body. In addition, the acupuncturist is about activating the self-healing capacity of the body. This makes acupuncture applicable to both sleep disorders and skin problems, allergies, addictions, depression, menopausal symptoms, burnout, rsi and so on. If you want to know how far acupuncture can help you, make an appointment for a 1st consultation and have yourself fully examined. The acupuncturist can then immediately tell you what we can do for you.

How many times do I have to come?

To give you a reliable and accurate estimate of the number of treatments you need, it is best to discuss this with your acupuncturist. If you have never been to an acupuncturist, you can make an appointment for a first consultation with possible treatment. The acupuncturist can then give you an estimate based on your complaints and the consultation.

Is acupuncture painful?

We use extra-thin needles for Abdominal Acupuncture. The punctures are hardly noticeable. People sometimes don't even feel where they are. Occasionally, someone may perceive a strange feeling, also described as nagging, numb, upset or painful. This feeling is often over.

The LaserNeedle that we often use in combination with puncturing needles is invasive and you don't feel it. 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 € 75.00. Each follow-up treatment costs € 60.00. 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 exactly this means for you. For a full price list of all our treatments CLICK HERE

Opening hours

Monday      9:30 - 17:00
Tuesday      9:30 - 17:00
Wednesday      9:30 - 17:00
Thursday      9:30 - 17:00
Friday      9:30 - 17:00
Saturday      9:30 - 17:00
Sunday      Closed


Acupunctuur Kliniek ChinaMedic


Postjesweg 36-38
1057 EB
Amsterdam West


Postjesweg 36-38, 1057 EB, Amsterdam West

Gratis consult (10min.)

Open dag 16 juni zondag
(16 jaar jubileum)
Vrij inloop 09:30-12:00 uur
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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