Fatigue, exhaustion

There are quite a few causes for fatigue. Excessive exercise, for example, or after surgery or illness can leave you feeling fatigued. It might even be a side effect of medication use, or as a result of an internal disorder. In general, fatigue is short-lived and you quickly recover. But if the symptoms persist or start to influence daily life, then it is important to do something about it. This certainly also applies to fatigue that is the result of stress, because otherwise this can lead to stress, depression or burnout. Acupuncture is a great treatment method to use in case of fatigue.

Physically or mentally tired?

We can be mentally tired, physically or a combination of both. With physical fatigue, the body or the limbs (lead) feel heavy. There is hardly any energy to do anything else. With mental fatigue there is a heavy feeling in the head and a certain dullness. Some people speak of a head like cotton wool, often combined with reduced concentration and listlessness. In both cases they can be present for part of the day or continuously.

How does acupuncture help?

Our acupuncturist would naturally like to know the cause of the fatigue symptoms. In the first interview, your performance will be discussed in detail, both physically and emotionally. Applying the ChinaMedic Approach will – depending on the cause – generally be aimed at stimulating your self-healing power and ability, so that after a number of treatments you will be feeling renewed supplemented or not by other therapies (yoga, physiotherapy). Usually, the acupuncturist will use moxa in addition to puncturing the acupuncture points. This is a treatment in which these points are heated using a smoldering herb stick or a tuft of smoldering herb on the needle. In some cases you will receive such a stick home to handle a number of points on a daily basis.

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
1057 EB
Amsterdam West


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