1. How long does the intake last?
The first intake may last 30 minutes for an extensive and personal intake process.
2. Do I get treatment already after the first intake?
Yes, unless more exams or tests need to be done by the GP or specialists.
3. Does acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture needles are small-hair thin, mostly you won't even feel them. Some patients experience slightly sore while the needles are inserted, but hardly feel anyhting once the needles are placed in. Deep respiration and body relaxation help you to feel less needle sensation.
4. Are herbal medicine hard to drink?
Herbal medicine is different from common tea or juice, it is often mixed by different sorts of herbs. The age of our herbal medicne patients spans from age 3 to over 90 years old. By the way, Chinese people think coffee tastes far worse than herbal medicine.
5. I am taking western medicine, can I still take herbal medicine?
Principally yes, though we advise you to take them apart minimum one hour. You may also discuss your concerns with the doctor who prescribed you the medicatioon.
6. Can I eat before I come for acupuncture?
Yes. You should not come with empty stomach, though it is not suggestible to eat too full, drink alcohol, have strong sports one hour before your acupuncture.
7. Do I need to wear special cothes for acupuncture?
Normally it is unnecessary unless you dislike to expose some parts of your body, then we advise you to dress on / bring sportwears with you.
8. Can I go to work after acupuncture treatment?
Yes. Acutually most of people do so. But we advise you to avoid physical exertion and sports in one hour after the treatment.
9. Is parking easy nearby Klinic?
Parking in Amsterdam center is always a challenge sometime it can be very easy though mostly it is rather hard. If you have to come by car, we advise you to park in the underground parking of OBA Amsterdam in Oosterdok, it takes 6-10 minutes relax walks to Klinic.
10. Do I need to bring other medical files with me?
Yes, we also reminded you when you fill in the registration form. It is very necessary and helpful.
Which diseases may acupuncture treat effectively or supportive?
WHO (World Health Organization) has listed quite broad rang of symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture. You may find those information from www.who.int.
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