Acne vulgaris, simply known as acne, is the medical term for an extreme form of zits and/or pimples. Almost everyone gets acne during puberty. For one it is just a few little pimples, for the other it is an extensive skin condition that can spoil their pleasure of daily life.

Causes and Consequences

Acne is caused by an inflammation of the skin around the sebaceous glands (sebaceous follicles). Various factors play a part in its development. In most cases, acne starts during puberty as the skin undergoes all kinds of changes influenced by changing hormones. The sebaceous glands in the face, back and chest become larger and produce more sebum, which is also thicker in composition. Because its thicker and there is more of it, it is difficult to release and it accumulates which then turns into an inflammation of the skin that manifests itself in pimples, zits, blackheads, red spots, or dander in combination with very dry or oily skin. Your skin feels hypersensitive and easily irritated.

How does acupuncture help?

A medical cosmetic treatment with the LaserNeedle ensures a gradual improvement of the skin and has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect. By tackling the underlying cause at the same time with abdominal acupuncture and / or navel acupuncture, it is possible to achieve a good and lasting result.

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      Closed
Thursday      9:30 - 17:00
Friday      Closed
Saturday      9:30 - 17:00
Sunday      Closed


Acupunctuur Kliniek ChinaMedic


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
(Free parking)
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