Treatments are offered Monday-Friday, with some early morning and evening appointments available.


Treatment fees are:

Adult patients
90.00 euro initial visit
70.00 euro follow on visits
Teenagers and children
Teenagers aged 12-18: 50.00 euro
children up to age 11: 40.00 euro

Junko Ida and Steve Birch are members of the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Acupunctuur (N.V.A.), Birute Kubiliute is a member of

the VIS, Vereniging voor iokai Shiatsu therapeuten, the RBCZ, Register Beroepsbeoefenaren Complementaire Zorg and (starting in 2020) the  VBAG, Vereniging ter Bevordering van Alternatieve Geneeswijze. Thus many patients can get insurance reimbursement for their treatments (call your insurance company to see if you are covered).

Location of the Clinic:

The Japanese Acupuncture Center is located at the end of the 2nd Constantijn Huygensstraat in the AOC building, at the old Wilhelmina Gasthuis, off the Overtoom.

The address of the Center is:

The Japanese Acupuncture Center,

W.G. Plein Unit 330,
1054 SG Amsterdam
tel: 020 689 5145
fax: 020 689 1328


To get to the Acupuncture Center by public transportation: From Central Station or Lelylaan Station take tram 1, get off at the 1st Constantijn Huygensstraat stop. Walk up the Overtoom and turn right onto the Tweede Constantijn Huygensstraat.
From Sloterdijk Station or Amstel Station, take tram 12, get off at the Overtoom stop. Cross over the Eerste Constantijn Huygenstraat and take the Eerste or Tweede Helmerststraat take a right onto the Tweede Constantijn Huygensstraat.

By car: take the Overtoom and turn onto the 2nd Constantijn Huygensstraat (see map-1), straight on until you reach the WG Plein (AOC building) (see map-2). Metered parking is available on the street, there is a parking lot in front of the AOC building.


Stephen Birch

PhD, lid NVA (Holland), LicAc (US), MBAcC (UK)

Has a BA in philosophy (1978). He started studying acupuncture at the New England School of Acupuncture in Boston in the US in 1980. His initial teachers were Tin Yau So, Ted Kaptchuk and Kiiko Matsumoto. Since graduation in 1982, he has practiced Japanese acupuncture exclusively, including specialty pediatric treatment methods called ‘shonishin’. He has practiced acupuncture continuously since 1982.

Junko Ida

BA, lid NVA (Holland), LicAc (US), MBAcC (UK)

Has a BA in Portugese-Brasilian studies from Sophia University in Tokyo. She began studying acupuncture in 1986 at the New England School of Acupuncture where she learned basic TCM and Japanese acupuncture methods. Among her teachers was Kiiko Matsumoto. She has been practicing Japanese acupuncture continuously since graduating in 1989.

Birute Kubiliute (Mala)

I am a Iokai Shiatsu therapist living and practicing in Amsterdam Noord.

In 2004 I moved to Amsterdam from my hometown Vilnius (Lithuania). Here I was fortunate to meet shiatsu masters Eloise Sewell and Kazunori Sasaki. I graduated in 2012 at the Iokai Shiatsu school in Amsterdam and have been actively practising Shiatsu  since, In 2016 I started teaching at the school as well.