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Frequently Asked Questions
How does Chinese medicine work?
In my practice, I integrate all the modalities of Traditional Chinese medicine together - combining acupuncture, herbal medicine, food therapy, and more. After each acupuncture treatment, prescription herbal medicine allows patients to continue their treatment at home.
How many times should I do acupuncture before it works?
Most of our patients see us weekly for a period of 4-6 weeks and move to a reduce appointment cadence depending on symptoms. During your first session, you will develop a clear treatment plan for you and tell you how often you should have treatment.
Everyone responds to treatment differently so your results will depend on your particular situation. There are certain issues that can be addressed in a visit or two; other cases might require more treatments until your goal is met.
Together will should guide you on the results you can expect. Often, patients will notice relief from a specific symptom straight away, though we may need more time to work on the underlying root of the issue.
How do I prepare for my first appointment?
Before your first appointment, you will receive an intake form, please fill this out before the first appointment. You can also share any recent blood work or medical examination for supporting information.
While we don’t recommend eating a large meal before getting acupuncture, it is advised to have something light so that you’re not get treated on an empty stomach.
Are the treatments covered by insurance?
We do not process insurance in-house; however, we are happy to provide you with a receipt that has the necessary coding for you to submit to your provider.
We recommend checking with your insurance company to see if you are covered for acupuncture and, if so, what specific conditions your insurance company covers acupuncture for.
What can I expect during my first session?
During your first session, you will receive a comprehensive consultation, a diagnosis as well as Chinese herbs, if needed.
We will go through your medical history with you and will determine the best course of treatment based on your case. No labs or medical documentation are necessary, but we're more than happy to look over any information that you’d like to bring.
An Initial Consultation at lasts approximately 25 minutes, and your first acupuncture session may be 35 minutes. Any Follow-Up acupuncture treatments will last approximately 35-45 minutes.
I could not recommend Jennifer enough! Jennifer provides the greatest care for her patients, and takes a holistic approach to healing in ways that western medicine does not. She has been able to address chronic issues that I have been suffering with for years, and does so in the most professional and compassionate way. I am so grateful for her!
Jen is amazing. Visiting her has become a monthly ritual that I'm constantly looking forward to.
Jennifer has brought great improvement into my daily life. Her treatments are healing me and making me more conscious about what I need to stay fit, sleep well and restore my energy levels. The best way to face another rough winter in Amsterdam!
Jennifer has helped me immensely. I came to her when I was suffering from a lack of recovery from an infection, most likely COVID. I went from not being able to get up a staircase to realising I could walk as far as I wanted 8 days after seeing her for the first time. She is also very skilled in helping regulate women's hormones, and I have personally benefited from this aspect of her knowledge. I am incredibly grateful for her presence and recommend her to pretty much everybody I know in Amsterdam. Thank you Jennifer!
Discovering Jennifer and her gift for healing was life changing . I came to her when my body was at my lowest, energy and focus wise, with severe anxiety. In just 2 months my body was completely rewired, boosting with energy and focus. Moreover I told Jennifer I would like to have a baby so we started with some ovarian pills. My husband and I have been trying for years but no result. I am now pregnant with our first child :)
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