My name is Mireille Remmig. I have worked as an A-nurse in a large Academic Hospital since 1994, the last 10 years of which I have worked in an intensive care unit. Here I have gained a lot of experience with various clinical pictures, operations and recovery processes.
My trust in the Western medical world is high, especially for acute and complicated pathologies. However, for chronic complaints, physical or psychological, treatment methods are more limited and, in my opinion, there are multiple and complementary ways to promote health and reduce symptoms.
I became fascinated by the possibilities and results of Chinese medicine with acupuncture in particular. So I decided to take the 3.5-year training in acupuncture at the Qing Bai Academy. After graduating, I did various refresher courses, including acupuncture.
Acupuncture has been around for more than 3,000 years and is among the oldest healing methods in the world. It is the most well-known treatment method within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The basic principle of acupuncture is to restore the energy balance in the body. An imbalance of that energy can manifest itself in medical symptoms. By stimulating the body's own regulatory system, the body and mind are encouraged to self-heal and harmonise the energy in the body.
The energy system consists of the (surface) acupuncture points, which are connected to the internal organs via the meridians. Stimulating these surface points gets the energy flow moving, resulting in the restoration of energy balance and body functions. Stimulating these points is called acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a suitable treatment method for a variety of physical and psychological complaints. The World Health Organization also considers acupuncture proven effective in treating numerous conditions.
Some examples are:
- Respiratory diseases
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Joint and musculoskeletal issues
- (Chronic) pain
- Allergies/hay fever
- Sleep issues
- Weight loss support
- Quit smoking support
I belong to professional association the Dutch Association for Acupuncture (NVA). This is a condition for many health insurance companies to reimburse treatment.
However, this depends on your health insurance coverage. Therefore, it is advisable to find out for yourself beforehand.