I am Aleksandra. I am an acupuncturist in Amsterdam Oost. I grew up in Slovenia. Acupuncturist is the profession I chose after moving to the Netherlands. Previously, I was a passionate librarian and a language teacher. My priorities are health, constant learning and good books. As a passionate advocate for healthy lifestyles and diets, I enjoy inspiring and sharing knowledge with people to help them understand the importance of health for a better quality of life. I am particularly interested in disease prevention and maintaining health, which is the core of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I believe that listening to our bodies and emotions is essential for our health and happiness, and that we are solely responsible for our own wellbeing. I would like to share this awareness with you and support you on your healing journey.
I believe everything in life is related. One step leads to another, and during this process, we grow and develop into our mission-role in this world. It is now clear to me that my path towards becoming an acupuncturist started years ago.
When I moved to Amsterdam at age 37, I found a job at a corporate company. In the beginning, it was very exciting and I appreciated the new experience and the new people that I met there. But it didn't last long. I started to feel that this kind of work was not for me. Going to the office made me feel anxious and I was frustruated because I felt I was no longer doing things that I really wanted to do - namely, was helping people. One day, I was sitting at my computer, exhausted and unable to find meaning in the job I was doing when I got a strong feeling that I should quit this job and follow my dreams. In that moment, I had a clear vision of what I truely wanted to do.
When I was living in Slovenia, I became close friends with Marianne, an older American woman who was an acupuncturist. She introduced to me this amazing practice, gave me treatments, talked to me about Daoist philosophy, and I practiced qi gong with her. She was my teacher, my role model, and my inspiration. Before moving to Amsterdam, she encouraged me to study acupuncture. At that point, I couldn't imagine how that could become a reality, although I loved the idea. The idea lingered in the back of my mind for years.
That day in the office, an image of myself as an acupuncturist suddenly became clear, and I knew it was the right time to take the first step on the path I was being invited to. Following my guidance, in 2020 I completed four years of studies at Shenzhou Open University of TCM in Amsterdam, which included Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Foundations of Western Medicine, and an apprenticeship with TCM practitioners.
Now, I am happy to share my expertise, knowledge and wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine more widely at Aleksandra Acupuncture & Holistic Care practice in Amsterdam Oost. I look forward to supporting you on your own journey to health and wellness.