Herbal Therapy

Traditionally, herbs and plants have been used for centuries to promote bodily health. In food, for example, the use of herbs not only ensures that food tastes better, but also that your body can digest the food better.

In Europe, the medicinal effect of herbs and plants in natural form is an aspect of medicine that is best known to a smaller audience. Most Europeans, although this is shifting are trained to sooner think of a pharmaceutical medicine as a remedy then a plant based one. It’s not common knowledge that these ‘medicines’ are based on the active substances in herbs and plants and are a synthetic reproduction of the natural substance.

In the Orient and in particular China, the use of herbs as therapy is seen as an indispensable part and a generally accepted method of healing. Most plants that are used are also known as medicinal in the West. Other plants, on the other hand, are only known as ornamental plants.

The knowledge gained is based on the experience of thousands of years of practical application of the herbs. Throughout the centuries, formulas have been developed in this way that prove their positive effect time and time again. The formulas are composed in such a way that an optimal recovery of balance and harmony can be achieved.

At ChinaMedic we work with herbs in the ‘Jing Fang’ tradition. This means that we adhere to the established and proven formulas transferred through a complete teaching referenced in four complete volumes. In these volumes not only the various herbs are described in detail, but also the physiology of humans and their cohesion.

The herbs that we use are exclusively vegan and of the highest possible quality. In addition to preparing the dried herbs for making herbal teas, we also sell the herbs in tablet, granule or powder form.

Huang Di Nei Jing

The 2000 year old Book of the Yellow Emperor in which the physiology of the body, the meridians and organs, their coherence and functioning are described in detail.

Shang Han Lun

Collected work of disease pictures and remedies. Written before the year 220 and thus almost 2000 years old and one of the first complete medical textbooks in the world. The Book contains 113 formulas divided into 6 categories.

Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing

More than 2000 years old book containing the description of 365 plants and their
operation. It is Said that Shen Dong invented agriculture based on his findings and contact with nature.

Jin Gui Yao Lue

Encyclopedia for herbal formulas recorded almost 2000 years ago.

WITH THE POWER OF NATURE

Minerals and Vitamins

Enzymes, minerals and vitamins are the building blocks of the body. Normally you would get these building blocks from food. If, for example, you have consumed a one-sided and/or low-quality diet for some time or you live in a polluted environment, your physical reserves may decrease faster than increase, which in time can lead to a (chronic) shortage of these building blocks.
One way to increase your reserves in a relatively short time is to take supplements, provided that the supplements are the right ones for your body and body type. In the event of illness it may be that there is even greater exhaustion than normal. Under the guidance of a professional, it is then possible to take minerals and vitamins in greatly increased concentrations in order to increase the healing capacity of your body.
This method of treatment is to the general public known as orthomolecular therapy.
At ChinaMedic, Kasha Yang has been trained as an orthomolecular therapist and uses this knowledge as support to her acupuncture treatments.

Food

To prevent diseases or weaknesses in your body, eating the right food for your body is one of the simplest ways to achieve this.
An important point is learning how to adjust the diet to your body. Learn to listen to your own physical needs. Not everyone benefits from the same eating program. For example, one person can completely recover from a good salad, while the other needs a hot bite more. One eats early and the other eats late.

  • Conditions that apply to everyone to have such an optimal effect are from food:
    Eat live food: In practice, this means as fresh as possible and preferably from the ground on your plate. Now the latter, especially when you live in a big city, is usually not feasible. In that case, eat fruit and vegetables as quickly as possible. The longer something stays, the less nutrients (life) it contains. Pre-cut vegetables may be easy, but have far fewer nutrients than uncut vegetables. The less processed and the fewer additions, the better.
  • Eat in season: Fruit and vegetables provide the most nutritional value when harvested in the season. You can see this in the size and taste in the taste. Cool your body with salads in the summer and warm your body in the winter by eating firmer and more warm. For more detailed information about living with the seasons, see Tips per season under the Current tab.
  • Largely Vegetables: Let a large part of your meal consist of vegetables. Especially when you feel a little weak or uncomfortable, eating green leafy vegetables is one of the ways to provide your body with the necessary nutrients to (re)build cells and eliminate germs.

At ChinaMedic we can provide you with extensive information and help you find and apply a balanced diet. Whether you do it because you want to lose weight, because you want to live a healthier life or just because you are interested in nutrition, we are happy to help you.

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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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

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