Specialities

Lose Weight

Obesity means overweight. In the Netherlands more than 55% of men and 50% of women are overweight. Overweight occurs when the body weight of a risk to health. Overweight increases the risk of including diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol and/or joint pain. Severe overweight also gives more chances of respiratory problems, sleep apnea, gout, infertility, psychological and social problems and in general worsens the bodily function. I treat people successfully on the basis of ear acupuncture, nutritional advice and supplements. The needles have a positive effect on our entire condition, on the physical, emotional and mental aspect. As with emotion-eat, have an urge to overeating or an urge for candy.

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Allergy/Hay Fever

Allergies are more common now than ever before. It is estimated that 15-20% of the people suffer from an allergy. Research has shown that the dust mite allergy is most prevalent in the Netherlands. This is followed by hay fever. An allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system. Allergic reactions occur when a person’s immune system reacts to normally harmless substances in the environment. A substance that causes a reaction is called an allergen. There is also a hypersensitivity where the immune system is not involved. There is no question of allergy but an intolerance. This can be for example: tobacco smoke or perfume. The combination of ear acupuncture, nutritional advice and supplements ensure that the histamine content is checked, making complaints as sneezing, itchy and watery eyes are reduced. With supplements that we ensure the immune system is optimized.

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Candida

Candida, or Candida Albicans, is a type of yeast that is generally found in the regular flora of the skin, intestinal track and the mouth, rectum, and vagina. Although candida is naturally present in the body, it can cause problems if there is an overgrowth, resulting in candidiasis. Candida is not considered anything to worry about; however, recent research has put a spotlight on this form of yeast that is causing the medical profession to reconsider its totally benign assessment of candida. It is inside all of us – in the digestive tract, mouth, and throat. In women, it is also found in the vagina. The most common species of candida is called candida albicans. When the human body is weakened it is vulnerable to attack. Consider that at all times various bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens are waging an unseen war against the body. Likewise, the immune system is always on guard, waiting for the attack. In response to outside invasion, the body produces various weapons to fight hostile aggression. Sometimes, if the body is weakened through a host of conditions and situations, the immune system cannot do its job properly. One common condition caused by candida is thrush. Thrush is a buildup of candida that can effect men and women alike. As many as seventy-five percent of women will experience at least one vaginal yeast infection in their lifetime – caused by an overgrowth of candida. These common conditions are annoying, but they do not represent the symptoms of chronic Candidiasis. Chronic overproduction of candida can lead to a wide range of physical and mental symptoms. It can manifest as abdominal pain, fatigue, skin infections, and even cognitive difficulties. There appears to be such an extent of problems related to candida overgrowth that candida is often dismissed as a cause. Candida is very good and fast to handle with the Mori-device (bacteria, fungus and virus-eliminating) supplements and a custom nutritional advice. My experience is that candida is within 2-3 months back to normal values, making all complaints disappear.

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Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst. Heel pain and tendon plate inflammation are common foot complaints. An estimated 300-400,000 Dutch people suffer pain in the heel per year. In most cases, there are simple and inexpensive solutions for heel pain and tendon plate inflammation. Heel pain is very easy to treat with ear acupuncture. After an average of 5 treatments there is no more pain and is the inflammation resolved.

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Headaches/Migraines

A migraine is a severe, painful headache that is often preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs such as flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light and sound. The excruciating pain that migraines bring can last for hours or even days. Headache is a very common pain. Approximately half of all adults certainly have twice a year headache. Ear acupuncture has been successfully applied to headache/migraine. I’ve already successfully treated many people who have suffered from migraines for years. Ear acupuncture creates relaxation and support with certain parts of the brain that have to deal with stress, tension and pain.

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Children and acupuncture

Children are dynamic and they react quickly on (a) stimulus/acupuncture. I use beads (harmless) for children in their ears. I treat children with adhd, anxiety, allergies, eczema, enuresis, immune system disorders, insomnia and intestine problems.

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Stomach/Intestinal Complaints

2 million people daily In The Netherlands are suffering from stomach/intestinal complaints ranging of abdominal cramps, bloating/abdominal distension, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea or flatulence. By stress, irregular eating, unhealthy diet (too greasy and too sweet), medication and a-biotics our stomach and intestinal flora can get out of balance, causing complaints mentioned above can occur. Our intestine flora is 60-70% important for our immune system. Especially with food supplements and an adjustment of the dietary pattern our gastro-intestinal flora can get back into balance.

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Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is a condition where gastric juices containing acid travel back from the stomach into the esophagus (gullet or swallowing tube). Symptoms of acid reflux include: heartburn (a burning feeling rising from the stomach or lower chest up towards the neck), chest pain, difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia), hoarseness, dental erosion and asthma (because acidic juices can make their way into the throat, mouth and air passages of the lungs). Ear acupuncture treats acid reflux very well.

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Menopause/Transition

Menopause (or transition) is a part of the natural aging process that begins around the age of 45 to 60 years. Menopause begins when the female reproduction phase of life stops and usually falls together with the end of menstruation. Over time, the ovaries gradually lose the ability to produce estrogen and progesterone, the hormones that control the menstrual cycle. If the production of estrogen drops, the frequency of ovulaties drops and come less often, and eventually stopping the menstruations. Complaints such as hot flashes, irritability, changing moods and fatigue can manifest themselves. The combination of ear acupuncture, nutritional advice and supplements ensure that complaints such as hot flashes are less (making you sleep better), you will get more energy and that varying moods and fatigue disappear completely.

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Menstrual Complaints

Menstruation is blood loss from the womb by divestiture of the endometrium. It is a recurring event and is determined by certain substances (hormones) in our body. A normal cycle is the number of days between the first day of your menstruation and the first day of your next menstrual period. This cycle can range from 20 to 40 days. Only 30% of the girls/women have a regular cycle duration of 28-30 days. At 95% of the Dutch girls, the first menstrual period (menarche) place at the age of 11 to 15 years. With more than half of the women is menstruation painful. The combination of ear acupuncture, nutritional advice and supplements works such that women had no more complaints of menstruation within 2 months.

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Miscarriage

A miscarriage is the loss of a non-viable foetus before a pregnancy duration of sixteen weeks. The medical term for a miscarriage is a ‘spontaneous abortion’. If the pregnancy ends after a gestational age of sixteen weeks is no longer spoken of a miscarriage, but of a “premature birth”. Average ten pregnancies ends in a miscarriage. Annually about twenty thousand women In Netherlands get a miscarriage. One in four women ever gets a miscarriage during her lifetime. The higher the age of the pregnant woman, the greater the chance of a miscarriage. Women who have had more than one miscarriage, have a greater chance to get during a following pregnancy a miscarriage again. Acupuncture and supplements works great for a miscarriage.

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Pain/Joints pain/Neck and back pain

Virtually all adults (60-90%) have lower back pain. If the complaints less than a month existence, one speaks of acute low back pain. With a duration of 1 to 3 months speaks of sub acute low back pain. When the complaints exist more than three months, we speak of chronic low back pain. At least than 5% of the people with low back pain there is to designate a specific cause. For example, this might be a hernia or a sharp shift of the vertebrae relative to each other. In the vast majority of patients with chronic low back pain is no clear cause. Probably their legs are not in alinement. It is easy to verify if the legs lengths/hips are aline. By a specific technique to use (friendly way, not cracking what is bad for the vertebrae and joints) are the legs and hips to get equal again directly, causing back pain disappear quickly. With this technique I have successfully helped many people who had back pain for years.

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Insomnia

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. People who have insomnia have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, they may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep. They may not feel refreshed when they wake up. The number of hours sleep that one needs, is different for everyone. The normal sleep duration varies from five to ten hours per day. It is also normal to wake up two or three times per night. Ear acupuncture works well against insomnia. Ear acupuncture regulates the melatonin (sleep hormone). Stress is reduced and the sleeping pattern is brought back in balance.

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Stop smoking

Smoking is a deadly addiction. 9400 people die each year In The Netherlands from lung cancer caused by smoking. Smoking is also the reason that the number of women in The Netherlands that dies of lung cancer increased fivefold since 1970. With ear acupuncture the success score is very high, 80% of the people I treat stop after the first treatment. Motivation is an important factor. Ear acupuncture reduce the urge for nicotine and the pattern of smoking (consciously or unconsciously) transform so the craving for a cigarette is reduced.

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Stress

Stress is the emotional and physical  way in which we respond to pressure. Stress can cause both mental and physical symptoms. The effects of stress are different for different people. The mental (emotional) symptoms of stress include: Tension, irritability, inability to concentrate, feeling excessively tired, trouble sleeping. The physical symptoms of stress include: Dry mouth, a pounding heart, difficulty breathing, stomach upset, headache, frequent urination, sweating palms, tight muscles that may cause pain and trembling. It’s almost impossible to live without some stress. And most of us wouldn’t want to, because it gives life some spice and excitement. But if stress gets out of control, it may harm your health, your relationships, and your enjoyment of life. It is easy to release stress and regain your energy with acupuncture and supplements.

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Breech

Breech presentation describes babies who lie with their heads up and their legs and bottom down towards their mother’s pelvis. Most babies turn themselves into a head down position before they are born. However, a few babies (about 3-4% or one in every 25 to 30 babies born at full term) will stay in a breech position until they are born. With acupuncture/moxa treatment a breech baby is turning back without any adverse reaction or complications. The moxa treatment is a safe and a proven method.

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Toothache

Toothache usually refers to pain around the teeth or jaws primarily as a result of a dental condition. In most instances, toothaches are caused by tooth problems, such as a dental cavity, a cracked tooth, an exposed tooth root, or gum disease. With ear acupuncture you can treat the pain à la minute.

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Lyme disease/Borrelia

Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia. Infection with Borrelia bacteria can cause Lyme disease. The most common signal of the Lyme disease is a red, ring -shaped rash around the site of the tick bite erythema migrans (EM). Sometimes the rash bluish or pink spot. The rash usually appears after a few days to two weeks after the bite, but it can also be after 3 months. The red ring eventually disappear by themselves, but the bacteria can remain in the body. If the bacteria remain in the body, it focuses on nerve tissue, joints, skin and occasionally the heart . Often, the symptoms of Lyme disease are associated with flu -like symptoms, and sometimes with swelling of the ear lobe or nipple. These symptoms usually occur within 3 months after the tick bite. Lyme disease is treatable with antibiotics, but alternatively there is also a lot to do . With the Mori device, the right supplements and acupuncture Lyme can heal properly. Even people who have a post – Lyme disease syndrome or chronic are able to reduce symptoms.

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Pregnancy support

You can experienced several complaints during pregnancy such as; nausea, fatigue, burden of your lower back, pelvic instability etc. With acupuncture and the right supplements it is possible to reduce or resolve these complaints. There is also advice on how you can affect the immune system on a positive way and stimulate the brain growth of the fetus, so that the baby is less vulnerable for allergies, eczema and colics.

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Infertility

Infertility primarily refers to the biological inability of a person to contribute to conception. Infertility may also refer to the state of a woman who is unable to carry a pregnancy to full term. There are many biological causes of infertility, some which may be bypassed with medical intervention In order to get pregnant there are several important aspects such as: physiological and anatomical should be good, nutrition is important and no smoking and no alcohol. By women who have difficulties getting pregnant or have had miscarriages, there is often an energetic blockage. Over the years I have successfully treated many women in conjunction their IVF treatments or even someone with polycystic ovary or miscarriages. Body/ear acupuncture and dietary supplements are a good combination to everything with pregnancy has to do to get back into balance.

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