To be certain of having enough energy during the day, it is important that we get enough sleep to recharge our “battery”. When your battery isn’t sufficiently charged, it will directly affect our well-being and behavior.
Sleep disorders can mean different things: having difficulty falling asleep, falling asleep or waking up too early. In the Netherlands, over 15% of the population occasionally suffer from insomnia. Two thirds of these are women. The term “insomnia” is used to indicate that there is a systematic lack of nighttime sleep. How much sleep someone needs is completely a personal matter. Some need three hours of sleep, others definitely need eight hours to feel rested and fit. As we get older, we often wake up at night and then fall asleep again. That is certainly not unusual or unhealthy.

Causes and consequences of insomnia

Tension at home or at work, worry (worrying), or tiredness are major causes of sleep disorders. But pain complaints, alcohol consumption or a restless sleeping environment can also have a negative effect on sleep. Working in shifts or the impact of jet lag on the natural biorhythm is notorious for causing insomnia. The consequences of these nocturnal disturbances can be: concentration problems, irritability, loss of appetite and reduction in general resistance. Sleeping aids seem to offer some solution, but there is the disadvantage of distracting you from finding the real cause to your insomnia, and they can be addictive.

How does acupuncture help?

From the acupuncture point, insomnia is seen as a disruption of the energy balance. In the well-known yin-yang symbol, the dark half, the yin energy, stands for rest (night) and the light part, the yang energy, for action (day). These merge smoothly. From the moment we get up we become active (yang), and gradually during the day the yin energy becomes more important. We are slowly preparing for our night’s rest. That is a natural process. But if you have too much on your mind, if you are worrying or if you are already planning your business for the next day, then your natural balance is disturbed. Because of this you cannot fall asleep, with all its consequences. Acupuncture treatment with the ChinaMedic Approach will focus on repairing the yin energy deficit or the excess yang. We can also give you advice on how you might set up your daily routine differently together with a discussion on the influence of eating habits.

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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