Osteoarthritis, or commonly spoken of as a wear and tear of the joints, is one of the most common forms of rheumatism. It is a condition caused by calcification of the cartilage in the joint. People often suffer from pain and stiffness.

According to TCM, the Chinese health system, calcification of cartilage in joints is related to depletion of kidney energy. With a combination of abdominal acupuncture and the LaserNeedle, the acupuncturist treats the client for the overall condition at the organ level and for pain relief locally at the joint. The needles are set to restore and strengthen the kidney energy and the LaserNeedle provides a stimulus for creating and renewing cartilage. It’s our experience that this combination works well in almost all cases as patients report that the pain diminishes and the stiffness decreases.

Example from practice: An older patient has a lot of pain and stiffness in her knee due to osteoarthritis. After a number of acupuncture treatments, the pain in her knee was reduced by 75%.

How does acupuncture help?

Within TCM the symptoms of osteoarthritis are looked at differently than by western medicine. This approach creates the possibility to help you on your way to a pain-free life and the healthiest possible physical health with the use of acupuncture and the ChinaMedic Approach.

Acupuncture is all about energy and the connection between your body and mind. By looking and feeling the quality of your energy, the acupuncturist is able to establish a treatment plan aimed at increasing this quality. In addition, the amount of energy also plays an important role. By stimulating your body through specific points and thereby your self-healing capacity, you will be able to develop the right amount of energy step by step. The combination of improving the quality of energy and quantity of energy ensures that you are able to move better and more easily.

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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