Practice Info

What happens when i come for treatment?

Diagnosis: The initial consultation includes a comprehensive diagnosis and takes about 2 hours. I allow enough time to gather information on 1) your symptoms, 2) your medical history and treatment to date, your family history, 3) Your overall health, for example how you sleep, whether your digestion is good, 4) your physical condition, for example distribution of body heat or the condition of your skin.

Frequency of treatment: Generally, you will come weekly to begin with, and then, as you improve, less frequently. Most people find that maintenance treatment once a month works well to prevent disease and keep optimal health.

The speed of improvement varies more according to the person rather than the label of the complaint. Some people are much improved after the first visit. Others require more extensive treatment.

Fees: The initial consultation costs €80,-. The cost of the follow-up treatments are €60,-. Payment is made in cash. You get an receipt which you can then submit to your health insurance.

Phone consultations for herbal therapy or nutritional and lifestyle advice, cost €30 ( 30 minutes).  

Health insurance:

Most health insurances reimburse acupuncture treatments, performed by members of Zhong.

The percentage varies by insurer and depends on your additional package for complementary therapies. The consultations have no effect on your own risk. This applies only to fees from the basic insurance.


Does Acupuncture hurt? Some people may like to try acupuncture but do not because they assume it will be painful. Acupuncture needles are solid and much finer than those used for injections. In most cases only a slight prick is felt when the needle goes through the skin. When the needle reaches the acupuncture point there is another sensation often described as a dull ache. This sensation is generally acceptable and only lasts one or two seconds.

What about my doctor?

If you have been seeing your doctor you may want to tell her you are coming for acupuncture. For example, if you are on medication that can be reduced or eliminated, your doctor may need to be involved in any change of medication.