Backache and Acupuncture

Lower back pain
People often start to suffer from lower back pain due to a wrong working or sitting position. You can also get acute pain through heavy lifting or a sudden wrong movement. Another common cause of low back pain is an excessive workload in combination with a lack of exercise. Furthermore, physique, hereditary factors, organ problems or abnormality in the spine are important ingredients that can play a role. The acupuncturist will therefore want to know as much as possible about the specific circumstances that led to the complaint. Such an extensive analysis is not only necessary to resolve the complaints, but also to prevent them.

Different Symptoms

You get up from a chair and bend down to pick up a piece of paper. Suddenly you feel a heavy pain and you can hardly stand up anymore. This is a well-known example of acute low back pain. But the complaints can also occur less acutely. A nagging pain that slowly worsens, for example, or pain that radiates to the legs. The effects of low back pain are different for everyone; it can lead to postural abnormalities or have difficulty sitting or barely standing or walking. Sleeping problems are also common. More exercise can be part of the therapy, in other cases absolute rest is required. Sometimes the acupuncturist will combine the treatment with massage and exercises.

How can acupuncture help?

Acupuncture and the ChinaMedic Approach can help a great deal in assistance with pain relief and muscle relaxation. Joint blockages can also be lifted, which means that a reduction in complaints can occur or even disappear completely. With acute complaints, some singular treatments are often sufficient for a noticeable effect. Chronic complaints usually require more, simply because they have been going on for a longer period of time. In the case of permanent back injury, such as severe wear and tear, acupuncture can only have a symptom-reducing effect. In periods with the symptoms getting worse you can always call on our acupuncturist to help relief the pain.

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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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


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1057 EB
Amsterdam West


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