Rheumatism is a collective name for acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders and can be roughly classified into three forms, namely: osteoarthritis, soft tissue rheumatism and inflammatory rheumatism.

The symptoms are mainly characterized by swelling, pain and motor impairment of the musculoskeletal system.
In acupuncture, rheumatism is referred to as Bi-syndromes. The term “Bi” has its origins in an icon, with the inside meaning “poison arrows” and the outside meaning “a sick person in bed.” Together they form the concept Bi, ‘a sick person is bombarded with poison arrows from within’. In acupuncture, ‘Bi’ has therefore become a collective name to indicate painful limbs and awkward, stiff movement.

Theoretically, wind, cold and vapor are the main cause for the Bi-complaints. It is a sign of obstruction of Qi and blood in the meridians, which most likely is caused by a weakness of some sort. Joint problems caused by wind-cold and wind-vapor are most common. Of course, people in the more cold countries are likely to suffer more from joint problems and rheumatism than in countries with a warmer climate.

How does acupuncture help?

It is absolutely possible to help with acupuncture rheumatism. By stimulating your body through specific points and activating your self-healing ability, you will be able to develop more energy and better blood circulation step By step. By increasing the quality of energy as well as the quantity of your energy, you are then able to move better and easily. With the ChinaMedic Approach we use different acupuncture techniques to reduce rheumatism quickly and effectively. You Notice the fact that you are going to feel more energetic while your pain is decreasing.

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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Thursday      9:30 - 17:00
Friday      Closed
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1057 EB
Amsterdam West


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