About Acupunctuur

Acupuncture is the most well-known part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It uses thin needles that puncture certain points on the body to achieve specific effects.

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years; there are font many other medical theories with such a long and rich history. This is why, in my opinion, this method of medicine has already proven itself to be broadly effective.

The use of Chinese herbs, moxa, cupping, breathing and body exercises and nutritional advice are other components of Traditional Chinese Medicine, also known as TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine).

Acupuncture is increasingly used in Western medicine. Initially, this was mainly for chronic issues where mainstream medicine could not provide a solution. Nowadays it is also used preventively; to prevent illness and for regaining an imbalance, both physically and mentally.

What I think is important about an acupuncture treatment is that I explain to you what my findings are with the diagnose and include you in your healing as best I can. It is important to me that you understand what is happening and together we can hopefully do a lot to make you feel better again.

  • Acupuncture increases the resilience of body and mind;
  • Acupuncture reduces stress and makes it easier for the body to cope
    with the consequences of stress.
  • Acupuncture reduces pain and stimulates energy.
  • Acupuncture improves hormonal balance and supports self-regulation.

It happens regularly that I receive people with issues that a general practitioner cannot sufficiently help with or even has no idea where it can come from. Because we look at the whole of your health and search for balance, it may just be that acupuncture can offer a good solution.

Recognition of acupuncture

Acupuncture is recognized as a full-fledged medicine by the WHO (World Health Organization) and is a great addition to Western medicine. The WHO also provides a list of indications in which acupuncture can work well.

Also in the Netherlands, there is increasing recognition of the efficacy of acupuncture. The number of referrals from regular medicine is gradually increasing and health insurance companies also usually provide coverage for the cost of acupuncture treatments. See also the chapter on this website: rates and fees

External sources of information

On the site of the Dutch Patients Association for Acupuncture (NPVA​) you can find news and general information about acupuncture. Here you can also find reliable information about acupuncture.