Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture
What is acupuncture?
Energy (qi) circulates in the body via meridians, that is, via the energy channels that run in the body. By pricking the needle, an acupuncturist can influence the movement of qi in the body. If necessary, this can be strengthened or slowed down, so that the body regains an energetic balance.
What is the effect of acupuncture?
Acupuncture encourages the body to heal itself naturally. Acupuncture improves the functioning of the body, especially the “cooperation” between different organs in the body. Acupuncture is used for illness, pain management and if you have too little energy. The treatment consists of pricking thin needles at very precise “acupuncture points” in the skin. Acupuncture is holistic, that is: It not only resolves one complaint, but it has an effect on the whole person.
Do you have to believe in it?
No, you don’t have to. Trust in your therapist supports the treatment, as this strengthens the healing process.
For what type of complaints is acupuncture most commonly used?
Acupuncture is used for pain complaints, the recovery of injuries or illness, but also preventively to prevent disease. In Chinese medicine, of which acupuncture is a part, we treat not only the complaint but also the cause. >>>Here is a list of common conditions that are treatable with acupuncture.
Does an acupuncture treatment hurt?
Acupuncture treatment doesn’t hurt. When inserting the needle, you feel a small prick the moment the needle passes through the skin. The needles used are thin and they are pricked very precisely at special acupuncture points. The needles are placed in such a way that the energy flow is optimized and also that it brings relaxation.
You may feel a shock after insertion and when moving the needle. Acupuncturists call that the qì and this means that the needle does its job.
Are the needles sterile?
All needles are used once and are sterile packed before use…
How long does a consultation take?
Each consultation takes about an hour.
On average, 3 to 5 consultations are needed to start to notice results. Depending on the duration of your complaint and factors such as fitness and lifestyle, more or fewer treatments may be needed to resolve your complaints. Together we will discuss whether continuation of the treatments makes sense and/or which therapy is wisest in your case.
What does a consultation cost?
As of January 1th 2023 the price of a consultation is 80, –
Are the treatments reimbursed?
Acupuncture is almost always reimbursed with supplementary insurance. This fee is not at the expense of the excess.
Click here for an overview of reimbursements by health insurers
How do I make an appointment?
You can make an appointment via this appointment form. A referral from a doctor or gp is not necessary.
Can I cancel my appointment?
Yes you can do this via e-mail or text message. This is free of charge up to 24 hours in advance.
For an appointment that is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance, I charge the full price of a consultation.
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