Hay fever

Hay fever is the body’s hypersensitivity to pollen grains (pollen) from wind-pollinating plants, trees and grasses. In fact, the body’s defense mechanism is confused. The pollen, which is harmless in itself, is considered invaders and the body produces a substance (histamine) to combat it. Some people do not tolerate the substance and then get hay fever. The pollen from the birch and from an inconspicuous plant such as mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) often cause a reaction.

A wide variety of reactions caused by hypersensitivity

Hay fever shows itself by a wide variety of symptoms. You experience irritation of the mucous membranes of the nose and throat, as well as itchy, watery and burning eyes. Sneezing and a feeling of tightness in the chest are also common. In addition, suffering from hay fever can lead to fatigue and tiredness or an overall feeling of malaise. All the more reason to do something about it!

How can acupuncture help?

Even though acupuncture is successfully applied in acute cases of hay fever, we do recommend starting treatment at an earlier stage. Because hay fever has to do with an incorrectly working immune system, the acupuncturist will use the ChinaMedic Approach to focus the treatment on exactly that. She does this by applying very thin needles to different points on the body in order to regulate the energy flow.

After an average of six treatments an obvious diminishing of the symptoms is noticed in most patients or even that symptoms disappear completely. A number of follow-up treatments may be required during the "hay fever season". Our acupuncturist will discuss this with you.


Even in acupuncture prevention is preferred. That is why we advise you to ensure during the hay fever season that there is as little contact as possible with dry grasses and other wind-pollinating plants and trees. Plants and flowers that are pollinated by insects will not cause problems. Generally these are plants and flowers with a lot of color (the aforementioned mugwort has a bunch of inconspicuous gray flowers).

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

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Acupunctuur Kliniek ChinaMedic


Postjesweg 36-38
1057 EB
Amsterdam West


Postjesweg 36-38, 1057 EB, Amsterdam West

Gratis consult (10min.)

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Time: 09:30-12:00 uur
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Gratis consult (10min.)

Open dag 16 juni zondag
(16 jaar jubileum)
Vrij inloop 09:30-12:00 uur
Postjesweg 36 te Amsterdam
(gratis parkeren)
Een kopje lekker Chinese thee