How we do things
How we do things
During our first appointment, we will discuss your health complaint and I will ask you a series of questions. This will help me form a diagnosis and design a treatment that is right for you. After, we will proceed to treatment. This is a longer appointment as there is quite a bit of talking involved; it takes about an hour and a half.
The following appointments will be shorter and after a brief update, we will continue with the treatment. The typical appointment lasts 45 to 60 minutes.
Acupuncture treatments involve small needles that are way thinner than the ones you experience when you go for a blood test. Most people feel a small discomfort during the insertion but the sensation subsides very quickly. Generally, the needles will be inserted in your arms and legs. If your main complaint is pain, the treatment will be distal from that particular pain.
Acupuncture is no magic pill and although some people will see dramatic results after the first treatment, for most of us the shifts will be subtle in the beginning and become more obvious after a few treatments.
If you decide to start treatments, my recommendation is to have the first four over a period of 10-14 days. After the 4th treatment, we will sit down and assess how your body reacted and if there is any progress. If there are improvements, I will suggest a treatment plan and at this point, I will be able to better assess how long it will take. Please keep in mind that the longer you had your problem the longer it will take for acupuncture to help you. It is a huge difference in how long it takes to treat let's say a pain that you have for a week versus one that lingered for a few years.
I am a licensed member of the Dutch Association for Acupuncture ZHONG and if you have the additional alternative medicine package (aanvullende zorgverzekering), my treatments (except for cupping) will be covered by most insurance companies.
Please check your 2020 insurance coverage here.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, a 24-hour notice is required. Missed or canceled appointments with less than 24 hours notice will incur a fee of 100% of the charge for the scheduled appointment.