The 1st treatment takes about 60 to 75 minutes.
I like to start the 1st treatment with a good and extensive conversation in which we discuss your complaint(s) and expectations.
After this conversation, I will take a look at your tongue and feel your pulse for additional information so that I can then make a personal treatment plan for you.
I will discuss this treatment plan with you and then the first treatment will take place.
The treatment takes place on a treatment table where you can lie down.
I will then insert thin sterile disposable needles, which will remain in place for about 20 to 30 minutes.
After the treatment I give some tips and advice for home, and we plan a follow-up appointment if necessary. I will also give an estimate of the number of treatments I expect to need. Acute complaints can sometimes be met with 1 or 2 treatments, with chronic complaints several treatments may be necessary.
Follow-up appointments last 45 to 60 minutes. During these appointments I will discuss how you experienced the previous treatment and how you are doing now.
Regularly i will schedule an evaluation moment to discuss the progress of the treatments.
Acupuncture can never replace a visit to a general practitioner or specialist, but it can be a good addition to regular healthcare (GP, hospital visits, etc.).
Not all complaints can be treated with acupuncture, such as cancer, congenital abnormalities and anatomical abnormalities. With these complaints, the symptoms can be treated, such as fatigue, pain and nausea. For acute complaints such as a heart attack or appendicitis, I advise you to go to your general practitioner or medical specialist.
During my treatments I can use the following techniques:
Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which not only looks at the symptoms, but also at the underlying cause. Often the cause lies in an imbalanced or blocked energy balance, which can be restored by acupuncture. By placing the thin sterile needles on the acupuncture points, I influence the energy balance and stimulate the self-healing capacity of the body.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture and its effective results in many conditions.
With a special moxa lamp I can heat acupuncture points to additionally stimulate the energy flow. This is often experienced as very pleasant. Sometimes a moxa lamp is not possible and I use mugwort moxa sticks, with which the points can be heated.
Glass cups are used to create a vacuum on the skin around an acupuncture point to improve energy circulation (Qi) around the acupuncture point.
During or after the treatment I like to give some tips and advice about healthy nutrition according to Chinese Medicine.
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