Story of Mrs. Vink

I had given up the courage to lose weight for a long time. Because I was a migraine patient, I wasn’t able to follow a diet because I always ended up having more migraines.

At some point I decided to do something about my migraine and made an appointment at “ChinaMedic”. The acupuncture worked very well; a year after starting the treatments I occasionally suffered a little headache but that was it. No more migraines!

Because I went to “ChinaMedic” to be relieved of the migraines and soon benefited, I wondered if it was possible to do something about my weight as well. Of course, no problem. So, on Tuesdays I came in for 4 weeks for a migraine treatment and on Fridays for weightloss.

The slimming treatment consisted of 4x classic acupuncture leaving you with 3 very small needles in one ear after each treatment. This has to do with regulating your blood sugar level, which should not drop too much, because then you will feel like sweets. To support the weightloss you also get 4x herbal tea

Apart from the 4 visits I didn’t have to do much to lose weight. I have always exercised such as cycling and walking. During the treatments I started to do that more frequently. Cycling for an hour every day (in a heavier gear) or walking, not walking fast but walking briskly. ChinaMedic also gave me nutritional advice but I did a little more myself. I never felt hungry, not during the acupuncture nor after. What I do now is to look for carbohydrates in every food product I buy. I used to pay attention to fat but that never helped me lose weight. After 4 weeks of treatment, I had lost 5.6 kilos!

After 4 weeks I had to continue without the incentive from the ChinaMedic team. But my environment started to say: “You look good!” and that also stimulates. After another 9 weeks I lost another 5.4 kg by paying close attention to the carbohydrates and getting sufficient exercise. Paying attention to carbohydrates has now become second nature. It is wonderful to weigh a 59 kg instead of 70 kg. I now have size 38 and feel full of energy a year and half after I started with acupuncture. With their acupuncture treatment and friendly support, the ChinaMedic team helped me get rid of two ailments that had a negative impact on my quality of life: migraines and obesity. By not having these ailments any longer, I feel like a different person. I can advise anyone with overweight and / or migraine to make an appointment at ChinaMedic. Success is assured, I am proof of that!

The treatment is by no means painful, although it takes some getting used to getting needles in your body in all kinds of places. When the needles were inserted, I was usually so relaxed that I slept the 45 minutes that you were lying down. The ChinaMedic team is incredibly nice. If a few pounds were off, they would be just as happy as I was!

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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