Tips & Advice while undergoing acupuncture

Below are a number of tips for obtaining an optimal effect during your session or treatments.

A light meal as a base

During the treatment, your body needs (extra) energy to allow and process the changes that are triggered by the placing of the needles. By eating a light meal one to two hours in advance, you enable your body to do this. A light meal can be something like a cheese sandwich or a cup of soup with a sandwich. Treatment on a full stomach or when feeling hungry is generally not beneficial.


Try to relax as much as possible during the session. This way your body will be more able to heal and direct the energy more easily where needed.

Empty bladder

To prevent discomfort during treatment, we advise you to empty your bladder before you get on the table. It can be very distracting when you get urge to go to the toilet and it probably will prevent you to relax.

Qi Sensation

You might feel qi sensation when one of the classical acupuncture points is punctured. This is a very normal reaction. You will then feel locally a nagging or heavy feeling sensation. This feeling usually disappears within a few seconds. In some cases it takes a little longer. If you think this applies to you, you can always report this to the acupuncturist.

Without Needles

Are you afraid of needles? Then there is still the possibility to receive acupuncture treatment. A great alternative to needles is the LaserNeedle. LaserNeedle is based on laser technology, where a soft non-invasive laser light is placed at the acupuncture point. Stimulation by laser needles is as effective as regular needles and completely pain-free.

No Side Effects

Apart from a good feeling of drowsiness or a dose of energy immediately after treatment, there are no other side effects to acupuncture treatment.

Important Information

What your acupuncturist should always know before starting a treatment:

  • Are you pregnant or having your period?;
  • Are you diabetic?;
  • Do you have a contagious disease?;
  • Do you have a pacemaker?

It is important to always inform your acupuncturist about this.

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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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


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1057 EB
Amsterdam West


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