Acupunctuur Praktijk Almere

Chinese Acupuncture & Massage

Dear visitors, I warmly welcome you to visit my website and my clinic: Acupunctuur Praktijk Almere. In order to let you know what I can do for you and how I can help you with your health conditions, here is a brief introduction about me and the background of Chinese acupuncture education and work experiences.

Who Am I?

My name is Ping Zhang. You can call me Ping or Alice. I am a Chinese and have been living in the Nederlands since 2008.

I am a self-employed licensed Chinese acupuncturist at Acupunctuur Praktijk Almere in Almere Buiten since 2019.

I am experienced and professional Chinese massage therapist and coach since 2012.

I am a member of Zhong(www.zhong.nl) and KAB (https://kab-koepel.nl).

I speak excellent Chinese, fluent English and good Dutch.

My daily work is giving the treatments of traditional Chinese acupuncture, cupping, guasha, massage, moxibustion, and qigong healing. At the same time I continue to develope my knowledge and skil by self-study and following nascholingen in traditional Chinese medicine and Zhineng Qigong.

Work Experiences and Education Background

From March 2021 up to present working as a licensed acupuncturist

Since the outbreak of covid-19 crisis, I decided to run a home-based clinic on my own, avoiding contacting groups of people every day. It is for the benefits for the clients and myself so that each visitor has a safe feeling by not facing group traffic on the daily basis.

September 2019 – March 2021 working as a licensed acupuncturist

With successful four-year education, training, practicing and apprenticeship, I achieved the qualification and became a licensed acupuncturist. I work independently as an acupuncturist at Acurelease Almere and my own clinics —- Acupunctuur Praktijk Almere and De Eland Wellness House in Amsterdam.

September 2018 up to present practising Zhineng Qigong

Learning and practising Zhineng Qigong for the purpose to calm down mind and improve health condition. I regularily attend Zhineng Qigong courses both in China and the Nederlands. Almost every morning during the week I join our qi group to practise Zhineng Qigong and once a week represent myself as a leading role in morning exercise.

Sharing and giving lessons: In the early spring 2023 I decided to share my qigong techniques, experience and healing power with people who are interested in it.

During acupuncture treatments I practise both Zhineng qigong healing exercises and meditition when it is necessary.

August 2012 – November 2021 owner of De Eland Wellness House

I have owned and successfully managed De Eland Wellness House(former name as Kwik Fix Massage) in Amsterdam, providing high quality of services in traditional Chinese body and foot Massage, cupping, guasha and acupuncture. In those nine years and three months, I have received high appreciation and evaluation from clients. My main roles were in management, staff recruitment and massage training, administration, promotion of business, as well as social media management. In addition, I have given excellent services of Chinese acupuncture, cupping, guasha and massage. Together with great efforts and excellent work of the team, De Eland Wellness House/Kwik Fix Massage has gained its high reputation and well-recognized quality of services in Amsterdam. It has become the best Chinese massage salon in Amsterdam for many years.

September 2018 – June 2019 diploma achieved in Foundation of Western Medicine

I studied Foundation of Western Medicine and achieved the diploma successfully. In that period, I also followed my mentor and colleague Mrs Honglin Liu, who has abundant experience in traditional Chinese medicine in acupuncture and herbal medicine, in her acupuncture clinic Acurelease Almere. With the support and help from her and her team, I have built up self-confidence and work experience in the field of Chinese acupuncture.

September 2015 – June 2018 diploma achieved in Chinese acupuncture

I studied traditional Chinese Acupuncture at Shenzhou Open University of TCM Amsterdam and successfully graduated. Lectures, books and lots of hours of apprenticeship in different acupuncture clinics enriched me with traditional Chinese medical knowledge and work experience. (TCM is the abbreviation of traditional Chinese Medicine). This was just the beginning of the journey in TCM career.

Being Licensed Acupuncturist

I am a member of Zhong and KAB as a licensed acupuncturist. Zhong is a Dutch organization of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The KAB was founded on November 1, 1996 by a number of professional associations from the complementary field as a complaints committee (complaints committee for alternative treatment methods). The reason for this was that the procedure of complaints for regular healthcare was made mandatory and these professional associations wanted to conform to this.

The costs of my acupuncture treatments can be refunded by Dutch health insurance companies if you have the insurance policy covered for them. It is possible to combine acupuncture treatments with guasha, cupping, massage and moxibustion (moxa healing).

Chinese cultural background

The following text is about some of my original Chinese cultural backgrounds, root and passion for traditional Chinese medicine. (in Dutch)

Ik ben opgegroeid in het schitterende gebied van Wuyishan, een klein stadje dat ligt aan de voet van Mount Wuyi in het zuidoosten van China. De liefde voor natuur is altijd mijn grote passie voor het dagelijkse leven en gezondheid.

De cultuur van traditionele Chinese geneeskunde ( TCG) zit diep in mijn hart. Van kinds af aan heb ik ervaard en gezien wat de effecten en voordelen van TCG behandelingen zijn. Door de jaren heen heb ik mijn eigen gezondheid goed kunnen verbeteren met TCG. Daarop besloot ik de 3-jarige TCG acupunctuur opleiding te volgen aan Shenzhou Open University of TCM Amsterdam. In oktober 2018 heb ik de opleiding succesvol afgerond. Ik heb bij verschillende ervaren Chinese acupuncturisten stage gelopen en mij zo kunnen verdiepen in de theorie en praktijk.

Mijn passie en doel is dat ik niet alleen beter voor mezelf kan zorgen, maar dat ook voor anderen kan betekenen. Ik wil mensen weer helpen op weg naar een goede gezondheid.

U kunt mij ook vinden via https://www.acupuncturist-info.nl/acupunctuur-praktijk-almere.

This is one of the most beautiful and attractive scenic areas in Mount Wuyi in the southeast of China. My root, cells and genes.