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Community Acupuncture for Pain-free Sex

Women with vestibulodynia you are most welcome!


What is vulvodynia?

A chronic vulvar pain that the cause is unknown. When the pain shows only with contact it is called Vestibulodynia (a.k.a vulvar vestibulitis).

The burning/itchiness/discomfort can arise by the insertion of a tampon, during or after sexual intercourse with penetration, while cycling, sitting for too long, wearing tight pants or jeans, etc.

For more information about vulvodynia and my treatment click here


Who am I?

My name is Orit, and I’m a registered acupuncturist and Chinese medicine therapist since 2004.

For over 15 years, I have had the privilege to be part of a life-changing process for hundreds of women who suffered from vulvodynia. My collaboration with the gynaecologist Dr Liora Abramov, one of the leading experts in vulvodynia in Israel, led me onto this path. From there, after eight years of practice and extensive research, I wrote the first detailed article ever published in the professional Chinese medicine literature about vulvodynia.

Since 2019 I have been a member of the Dutch association LVNT with an AGB code (a formal healthcare provider in the NL), practising in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

For more information about me click here


What is acupuncture?

A safe ancient technique for therapeutic or preventative purposes by inserting thin disposable needles through the skin at the selected acupuncture points.


Acupuncture is acknowledged by the NIH since 1997 and in 2017 the British NIHR published the results of 140 research studies review: “Acupuncture is not a placebo for treatment of chronic pain. This NIHR-funded systematic review shows that acupuncture is better than usual care…”


Acupuncture & vulvodynia research:

In the past 4 research pilots showed promising results and today large-scale research is being conducted in the US.


What is community acupuncture?

A common treatment model in the UK, USA and Israel that makes acupuncture affordable by treating a few patients in one room at the same time. Most of my patients cannot afford 2 treatments a week which from my experience significantly fastens the process of healing from chronic pain, therefore I have decided to embrace this beautiful concept only for people with vestibulodynia. I am expecting good results thanks to my vast experience in the treatment of vulvodynia.


How does it work?

5 weeks treatment package:

The first appointment is personal intake after which I will make the Chinese diagnosis and will decide on the treatment strategy

8 acupuncture treatments in 4 weeks on fixed days and hours.

The selected points are NOT invasive (no need to take off your pants and/or underwear) located below your knees and elbows, on your skull and sometimes around your belly button. Just as I have been doing ever since I started practising acupuncture.


Once a week you will update me through a short online intake form and I will decide about the treatment in advance.


Where and when?

Hasebroekstraat 10H, Amsterdam

Tuesday’s and Friday’s

This summer! August 2022!


What is the cost?

Each package cost 445 euros

(85 euros for the personal appointment and 45 for each acupuncture treatment), which is 30-40% less than at my private practice.

The treatments can be reimbursed by most insurance companies, according to your personal yearly plan. Check here if your insurance company reimburses my treatments.


Important to know!

  • The initial intake is online and must be up to 1 week before the first acupuncture treatment.

  • The acupuncture treatments will be on fixed days and hours and cannot be cancelled or changed.

  • The fee will be charged in advance for each treatment cycle - No cancellation policy

  • A minimum of 3 patients is required to open a cycle of the community acupuncture clinic

  • My Dutch is still not good enough to deeply understand your experiences with the pain, therefore, for now, the treatments are still in English

To Registrate:

By contact form

By email info@orit-zilberman.com

By phone 06 21336227


I look forward to seeing you!

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