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

How can Acupuncture help?

More than a thousand years acupuncture has been used to remedy and improve a wide range of diseases and complaints. For an acupuncturist the approach is simple: energy either flows or it doesn’t. The symptoms show where in the body there may be a blockage and how this affects the rest of the body. In addition the acupuncturist focuses on activating the self-healing ability of our bodies.This makes acupuncture applicable for many health issues such as pain complaints, infertility, ringing in the ears, sleep disorders, skin problems, allergies, addictions, depression, menopausal complaints, burnout, RSI and so on. If you want to know how far acupuncture can help you, you are welcome to come by for a check up consultation so the acupuncturist can tell you what we can do.

How many times do I have to come?

It depends on your medical condition. In most cases you will respond faster to frequent acupuncture treatments. It is quite common to start with 1-2 times per week. Once your condition is stabilized, we can start lowering the frequency. When you come for your first consultation, we will make a specific treatment plan for you.

What does an Acupuncturist do?

The main task of an acupuncturist is to stimulate your self-healing ability. Acupuncture works by balancing the body’s Qi (a form of bioenergy that runs alongside meridians). During an acupuncture treatment, your acupuncturist inserts very thin needles into specific spots on your body, your body will receive the physiological signal from the needle to trigger a self-healing ability.

How long does it take before I notice results?

In acute complaints, an effect is noticed after 1-3 treatments on average. In the case of chronic complaints, this is after 5-10 treatments. It is important to maintain the frequency of your treatment so that you can achieve the desired results

I am pregnant, can I get Acupuncture?

Yes; acupuncture can help you during your pregnancy.

With acupuncture, pregnancy complaints are treated in a natural way and without side effects. The treatment aims to restore the energy balance in your body. Your hormones will also be brought back into balance. As a result, the complaints quickly subside. In addition, the acupuncturist will of course treat your specific complaints. Such as: nausea, headache, migraine, sleeping problems etc.

Why do I need to be treated more often in the beginning?

Acupuncture is a mild stimulation to your body. It is important to be treated often in the beginning so that there is more recovery than relapse. As soon as the symptoms decrease, the frequency decreases. As soon as the complaints do not return at all, the treatment is finished.

Advice for before and after Acupuncture?

Avoid heavy physical and/or mental exertion immediately before and immediately after the treatment, we also advise against stress immediately before and after each treatment. And please do not use alcohol or drugs immediately before or after treatment.

How much time does an appointment take?

We have three type of appointments. 

First we have a consultation combined with acupuncture. Here you and the acupuncturist have a conversation about your symptoms and the acupuncturist will diagnose your imbalances, you get an advised treatment schedule and this will be followed by your (first) acupuncture treatment. This usually takes an hour. 

There is also the follow-up treatment. The acupuncturist will treat your diagnosed symptoms according to the treatment schedule. This usually takes 45 minutes

Some people are still learning about acupuncture, they want to claim more knowledge about this method and also get to know their imbalances. Therefore you could book a consultation, this appointment takes 30 minutes.

Is Acupuncture painful?

We use extreme thin needles about the width of two human hairs for Abdominal Acupuncture. The pricks are barely noticeable. Sometimes people don't even feel where they are. Occasionally someone can perceive a strange feeling, also described as tingling, numbness, heaviness, and other feelings. We call this "DeQi" (activating energy) sensation in acupuncture, this is normal, often this feeling is over in a small matter of time.

Still afraid of needles? We have a good solution! The LaserNeedle which we often use is not invasive at all and you will not feel anything. 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 € 78.00. Each follow-up treatment costs € 62.50. 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 this exactly means for you. For a full price list of all our treatments CLICK HERE

Can Acupuncture Help With Pregnancy?

Yes, acupuncture can improve your fertility as much for men as it does for women The ChinaMedic Approach with abdominal acupuncture significantly increases the chance of pregnancy both through natural conception as IUI or IVF. In both cases we also support you with nutritional advice and, if necessary, herbal therapy. A lot of clients have successfully become mothers and fathers with this treatment method. The acupuncturist will make a treatment schedule with you during your first consultation. Read more about Acupuncture and Pregnancy here.

How much time between Acupuncture?

During your first consultation, the acupuncturist will make a statement. In principle, you can do acupuncture every day. Depending on your complaints, the most applicable frequency is once or twice a week. In severe pain, the frequency is sometimes two or three times a week. In that case, it is more effective than starting with once a week. The pain sometimes returns in between (due to daily strain and stress). As you get treated more often, the pain usually gets less and less.

How do I book an appointment?

You can call our reception 020-6167615 or schedule an appointment on our website.

Are There Any Side Effects of Acupuncture?

No, if you are treated by a professional acupuncturist there are no side effects. There are sometimes reactions after acupuncture: fatigue, dizziness, emotional discharge or something we call a "Healing Crisis" during the first period. Don't worry, this means your body is showing a response and the recovery process has started. Always communicate with the acupuncturist how you are feeling.

Tip: Have a small meal in preparation for the treatment. This is good for fatigue and dizziness after the acupuncture.

What if my symptoms get worse during the treatment?

While most people notice a clear reduction in their symptoms after an acupuncture treatment, very few can experience a slight worsening of symptoms after a treatment. Do not worry, we call this a "healing crisis", your body is responding, and your energy is in motion. 

In terms of acupuncture, it means that your primary objective has been achieved, as you are changing on multiple levels from stuck to loosening. Make sure to always communicate with the acupuncturist over time how you are feeling and what the reactions are.

Why do some acupuncture points hurt more than others?

This is because of the acu-point locations on the body. Some points are just more sensitive than others! The fingers and toes have a higher concentration of nerve endings near the surface of the skin, so points on the extremities are naturally more sensitive than those closer to the center of the body.

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