Hernia

Although a hernia can occur in several places in the body (abdomen, groin, back), most people will associate a hernia with an intervertebral disc. A spinal hernia is actually a fracture in the tissue, which shows a bulge of the intervertebral disc, this bulge presses in turn on the nerves causing immobility of the arms or legs.
The possible symptoms are:

  • lower back pain
  • suffer from radiating pain in leg or legs, sometimes all the way into the lower leg,
  • the pain gets worse when pressing, coughing or sneezing,
  • the Lasegue-test tests positive.

The Lasegue test: you lie on your back and then stretch your aching leg while lifting it; the pain gets worse when the nerve is “pulled”.

How can acupuncture help?

With the ChinaMedic Approach we can help with both acute and chronic hernia, as there is a specific acupuncture point in the lower abdomen area that quickly relieves the pain around the lower back. The blood circulation around the bulge can also be improved, reducing inflammation and fluid retention, with the result that the pressure on the bulge on the nerve is lessened.
However, if you notice symptoms like numbness or weakness and urinary issues, acupuncture is not suitable and we advise you to seek urgent surgical help.

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      9:30 - 17:00
Thursday      9:30 - 17:00
Friday      9:30 - 17:00
Saturday      9:30 - 17:00
Sunday      Closed
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Contact

Acupunctuur Kliniek ChinaMedic

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Postjesweg 36-38
1057 EB
Amsterdam West

Location

Postjesweg 36-38, 1057 EB, Amsterdam West

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

Free consultation (10min.)

Open day 16 June Sunday
Time: 09:30-12:00 uur
Postjesweg 36 in Amsterdam
(Free parking)
Enjoy a cup of Chinese tea