A healthy menstrual cycle is basically free of complaints. Yet there are many women who suffer from both physical and emotional problems at the time of their menstruation. Sometimes the symptoms are so bad that they cannot function normally for a few days. That’s can be very disruptive. Moreover, menstruation is a natural process that should not cause so much discomfort every month.

PMS (before menstruation)

Menstrual problems often arise due to the hormone changes that take place in the period before and during menstruation. Most complaints occur in the period before menstruation begins. We call this the Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). The symptoms can be both emotional and physical. Many women with PMS suffer from mood swings, irritability and somberness. Common physical complaints are abdominal pain, tiredness, headache, joint pain, back pain and sore breasts.

The cycle

In addition to premenstrual symptoms, there are also complaints that result from a disruption in the menstrual cycle. If the menstrual cycle is out of balance, menstruation may become irregular, last too long or last too short. It can also lead to excessive bleeding, intermediate bleeding or menstrual pain.
We have found that quite a few of our women patients think that all these complaints mentioned are part of the menstrual cycle. That is not true. A healthy menstrual period is regular, does not hurt and does not elicit strong emotional reactions.

What can acupuncture do?

Acupuncture treatment is aimed at your hormone balance and the energy balance in your abdomen. However the energy balance can also be disturbed elsewhere in the body, which influences your period as well. Sometimes a treatment is supplemented with herbal therapy to achieve a healthy cycle and have the physical and emotional symptoms disappear. How many treatments are needed depends on the nature and severity of your symptoms. Your acupuncturist will tell you more 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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