Treatments

Personalized treatment plan

After making the first appointment I will send you a questionnaire (via email), which you can fill out at home. This way I have a lot of information about you, during the first consultation we have all the time to discuss what is going on and what acupuncture can do for you.
Then the first treatment will take place. The first appointment takes about 60 to 75 minutes. In the practice is a comfortable treatment table (with heating) to lie on. Then I will place thin sterile disposable needles, which remain in place for about 20 to 30 minutes.

After the treatment, I will give some tips and advice for home, and we will schedule a follow-up appointment if needed. I will also give an estimate of the number of treatments you will need. Acute complaints can sometimes suffice with 1 or 2 treatments, chronic complaints may require several treatments. 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 plan an evaluation moment to discuss the progress of the treatments. If the treatments do not have the desired effect, no unnecessary prolonged treatment will be given.

Acupuncture can never replace a visit to a doctor or specialist, but can be a good addition to regular health care (doctor, hospital visits, etc.). Not all complaints and conditions can be treated with acupuncture, like cancer, congenital defects and anatomical abnormalities. However, symptoms such as fatigue, pain and nausea can be treated.

 

acupuncturist talking to client
During my treatments, I may use the following techniques:
Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the main therapy, Thin sterile disposable needles are placed on personalized acupuncture points in order to influence the energy balance and make use of the body’s self-healing capacity. Most women (and men) experience this as very relaxing.

Moxa

Moxa is a warming therapy that can be used in addition to acupuncture. This can be done using mugwort (moxa) or a special lamp.

Cupping

Glass bowls are used to create a vacuum on the skin around an acupuncture point to improve energy circulation around the acupuncture point.

Nutritional recommendations

Nutrition plays an important role within Chinese Medicine, and so I will be happy to give you practical tips on how to work with nutrition at home.

Herbs

Herbs can be a valuable addition to acupuncture treatment. In practice, I prefer to use the plants and fungi that grow in our area because they are part of our own herbal history. I like to be inspired by Jeremy Ross, Florian Ploberger and Aviva Romm.

Shonishin

Shonishin is a special form of Japanese acupuncture aimed at treating babies and children.