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Doctor's Desk

Patient Information 

For those visiting Klinic for the first time, it is advisable to familiarize yourself with the following details beforehand:

1. Duration of Intake:
   The initial intake process typically lasts approximately 30 minutes, allowing for a thorough and personalized assessment.

2. Treatment after First Intake:
   Following the initial intake, treatment usually commences, unless additional examinations or tests are mandated by your GP or specialists.

3. Acupuncture Sensation:
   Acupuncture involves the use of hair-thin needles, barely perceptible to most individuals. While some patients may experience slight discomfort during insertion, this sensation generally subsides once the needles are in place. Deep breathing and relaxation techniques can help alleviate any needle-related discomfort.

4. Herbal Medicine Taste:
   Herbal medicine differs from typical teas or juices, consisting of a blend of various herbs. Utilizing modern pharmaceutical technology, herbal granules are available as highly concentrated powders with enhanced therapeutic effectiveness. These granules are meticulously processed to eliminate any harmful substances. Interestingly, many Chinese individuals find the taste of herbal medicine more palatable than coffee, and patients span a wide age range.

5. Herbal Medicine with Western Medication:
   In most cases, herbal medicine can be taken alongside western medication. It is advisable to maintain a minimum one-hour gap between them. Discussions about this can also be initiated with the doctor who prescribed your medication.

6. Eating Before Acupuncture:
   Yes, it is recommended to eat before your acupuncture session. Arriving on a non-empty stomach is advised, but it is also advisable to avoid consuming a large meal or alcohol within an hour before the treatment.

7. Dress Code for Acupuncture:
   Special clothing is not necessary unless there is discomfort exposing specific body parts. In such cases, wearing or bringing sportswear is recommended.

8. After Acupuncture Treatment:
   Yes, you can resume work after acupuncture, as many people do. However, it is advisable to avoid intense physical activities and sports for at least an hour after the treatment.

9. Parking Near Klinic:
   Parking in Amsterdam center can be challenging, but the underground parking of OBA Amsterdam in Oosterdok is recommended for car travelers, followed by a 6-10 minute stroll to Klinic.

10. Bringing Medical Files:
    Yes, it is necessary and helpful. We also provide reminders when you complete the registration form.

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