Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Acupuncture therapy is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine.

It is a form of therapy which has been practised for centuries, making it the oldest form of healthcare system in the world .  

It is based on the theory that energy  (Qi) flows through and around your body along a network of channels referred to as meridians.  It is believed that a blockage in the flow of Qi and subsequently an imbalance of Yin and Yang is at the root of diseases.

The practice of acupuncture is in principle concerned with removing any blockages and maintaining the free flow  Qi as well as re-establishing the dynamic balance between Yin and Yang.  

Illnesses arise because this flow is interrupted. If the qi can flow freely again in the blocked meridians, an increase in endorphins, pain-relieving substances, and also immune system cells will be released. This leads to natural pain relief and a faster recovery of the body

Acupuncture is a holistic, natural and effective method of treating pain and diseases. 

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What happens during a consultation?
During the initial intake, you will be asked a series of questions to establish the root of the illness. The signs and symptoms of the illness as well as a full medical history are carefully taken into consideration. A tongue and pulse diagnosis is performed and a treatment plan is discussed with you.  

The whole treatment takes between 1h to 1h30.  

A follow up appointment takes between 45 to 60 minutes. 

* Please wear loose fitting and comfortable clothing that will allow access to your arms and legs below the elbows and knees.
* It is always a good idea to eat a little something before coming in.
* Please bring a list of all medications and supplements, as well as any medical reports that may pertain to your current condition

What is acupuncture good for?

Acupuncture can be very helpful in almost all complaints.

– Nerve hormonal disorders  

All pain complaints: stress, migraine, high or low blood pressure, insomnia, dizziness, ringing in the ears, palpitations, diabetes, thyroid problems, phobia, depression, epilepsy, hemiplegia, burnout, etc.

-Muscle tendon joint problems:  Rheumatism, gout, arthritis, osteoarthritis, hernia, tennis or golf arm, shop window legs, edema, repetitive strain injuries, lumbago, sciatica, pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulders and back, etc.

-Respiratory diseases:  Asthma, chronic bronchitis, flu and colds, inflammation of the sinuses and jaws, laryngitis, cough, shortness of breath, hay fever, etc.

-Skin disorders:  Acne, eczema, shingles, hives, itching, fistula, psoriasis, vitiligo, allergy, hair loss, baldness, etc

-Women’s diseases:  Menstrual disorders, menopausal complaints, sterility, frigidity, problematic pregnancy, etc.

-Gastrointestinal complaints:  Indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, stomach ulcer, nausea or vomiting, spastic colon, etc.

– Miscellaneous : Stop smoking, addiction, lose weight, chronic fatigue, ageing problems, recovery after surgery or accident.

Reimbursement

How does Reimbursement work?

  1. First you pay the treatment costs yourself in advance
  2. We make an invoice for each session
  3. You can declare this invoice to your health insurer
 

Dutch basic insurance does not cover acupuncture yet, but if you have additional insurance, the chances are good that you will get your treatments reimbursed.
How can you find this out?

* In your insurance policy
* On the website acupunctuurgids.nl
* On the website zorgwijzer.nl

Acupuncturist Y’aara Gerson is affiliated with ZHONG.

The treatment costs can therefore be claimed from many health insurers, depending on the policy conditions. 

You do not need a referral from a general practitioner to be eligible for reimbursement.

Check the policy conditions of your package to find out your eligibility for reimbursement!

Because there may always be special conditions that prevent a treatment from being reimbursed, we recommend that you inquire with your health insurer about any exclusive conditions prior to treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many treatments do I need?

We cannot yet determine how many treatments you will need, because each treatment plan is personalized. An estimate can only be made after the first consultation. Most patients require a treatment plan of 10-12 acupuncture sessions.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture hardly hurts. Most patients describe a dull, slightly painful sensation when the needle is inserted.

Does acupuncture really work?

According to the  WHO (World Health Organization)  , acupuncture is effective for many health problems. In the last 20 years there has been a lot of research on acupuncture, more than 13,000 studies in 60 countries. From all these studies it can be concluded that acupuncture certainly works.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Acupuncture is certainly safe. We use disinfected stainless steel acupuncture needles; these will be disinfected again before the treatment. Needles are only used once, and disposed immediately after each use.

Contraindications:

-Pregnancy

-Pacemaker use

-Mechanical heart valve in place

-Coagulopathy (e.g. hemophilia, anticoagulants)

-Immunocompromised conditions (e.g. cancers, diabetic, HIV)

-Open or infected skin

Relative Contraindications

-Acute stroke

-Patients with cancer

-Areas of poor skin condition

-Diabetic patients

-Patients with epilepsy

-Hemophilia or other clotting disorders 

Special Precautions

  • Bleeding tendency
  • Immuno-suppression,
  • Epilepsy
  • Pregnancy
  • Unclear diagnosis
  • Abnormal physical structure
  • Patient who needs to drive after acupuncture treatment
  • Strong reactors to acupuncture

Do not use Acupuncture or Massage therapy to replace your regular medical care or as a reason to postpone seeing a health care provider about a medical problem.

If you have a medical condition and are unsure whether Acupuncture or Massage therapy would be appropriate for you, discuss your concerns with your health care provider.

You might also look for published research articles on massage therapy for your condition.

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Our Acupuncture appointments have a standard price, and an estimated 45min to 60min length.
As each case is different, we want to ensure sufficient time for every single treatment.
Should your session require less than 60min, No refunds/discounts will be applied, Nor will we use the remaining time for massage.

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