Heel Spur and Acupuncture

The tendon plate (fiber band or plantar fascia) runs under the foot from the toes to the halibut. If the tendon plate is overloaded in the foot due to too much standing, running, walking, exercising et cetera, as well as excessively stretched, the tissue and bone around the heel bone can eventually become inflamed, and calcium deposits build up on the bottom of the heel bone. Repeated damage can cause these deposits to pile up one on top of the other, later causing a spur-shaped deformity. The pain is experienced as a fierce persistent pain, which is felt especially after not having burdened the heel for a long time, such as while sleeping, lying or sitting.

How does acupuncture help?

Acupuncture basically revolves around three factors: quality of energy, quantity of energy (meridians and blood) and mobility.

Energy can be either too little or too much both in quality as in quantity and mobility is either disrupted or not. It is a personal combination of these factors, which causes each complaint, ailment or disease. There is no harmony and balance between energy input and output. In case of a tendon inflammation there usually is no general cause to the dis-ease.

With the ChinaMedic Approach we have successfully helped many people with heel spur to become pain free again. As there is no general cause, we will propose a tailor-made treatment for you to achieve the best possible result. Read here the testimonial of one of our patients.

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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