Acupuncture has evolved as a practice over few thousands years. The treatment uses thin and sterile needles inserted into acupuncture points. Acupuncture points lay along channels in the body known in Chinese Medicine as meridians. The calming effect of acupuncture is achieved by treating each patient according to their individual constitution and needs . Acupuncture can be applied to acute or chronic conditions or as a supplement to conventional medicine. Like any form of physical treatment acupuncture requires regular sessions to achieve positive effects. 

Lapis Studio is a member of Zhong acupuncture association. Acupuncture treatment is covered by most insurance companies for clients who have extra insurance. For more information go to Zorgwijzer.  

Like any form of physical treatment acupuncture requires regular session to achieve positive effects. It is standard to come once or twice a week for first couple of weeks (it depends of the condition) . After achieving satisfactory results session can be scheduled once a month (follow up/ prevention treatments) .Traditional Chinese Medicine offers various of modalities which strengthen acupuncture effect and can be used simultaneously in 1 session.  

More information about acupuncture for pain on Evidence Based Acupuncture

Acupuncture for children

More parents look for effective,non invasive and safe treatment for their children. Chinese Medicine has lots to offer with a variety of modalities that can be applied. Children generally respond very good to acupuncture stimulation and massage. The treatment can alleviate the symptoms, shorten the course of the illness and prevent complications and young patients find some of the modalities very pleasant.                                         

Non invasive modalities:

  • moxibustion
  • cupping
  • gua sha
  • laser
  • tuina massage
  • acupressure
  • ear seeds

Acupuncture serve well both treating manifestations and the root ( Biao and Ben ). In children small and thin needles are used. Points that are easy to access have priority over the points which are not so easy to access. Only a few points are used in children with a weak constitution, or with young children who may be particularly sensitive. Mostly 2-4 points are used per treatment with very good results. This is possible because children Qi (energy) is pure and responds promptly since it did not have time to transform to complicated patterns . Children are easily susceptible to disease which can change rapidly, but at the same way they can get better quickly.