Dutch Traditional Chinese Medicine Congress 2022

Restoring Health, the Harmonization of Shēn and Xīn

  Virtual Event!
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th of November 2022  


Although Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a very long history, acupuncture only
started to become more commonly practiced in Europe about 50 years ago, and from there
on it took about 20 years for the concept of TCM to rise in prominence. In my opinion, this
development has been a major step, not only because more therapies other than
acupuncture, such as herbal medicine, tuina, Qigong and dietary therapy are being
introduced through TCM, but also because the philosophy behind this holistic system is being
embraced, as exemplified continuously by TCM practitioners.

Among others, it was Leon Gobert, who led the way and planted the seeds of TCM which
fertilized the Dutch soil 30 years ago. That soil has now grown a forest, sheltering
hundreds of practitioners, serving thousands of patients annually. Rather than just being
part of an “alternative-complementary” system, TCM has also brought great support to the
conventional medical system, and has become the therapy of choice for many. This has been
demonstrated repeatedly during the pandemic, and has helped enormously in preventing
medical professionals from being overloaded, therefore avoiding major systematic collapse
of the healthcare system.


The rapid development of modern technology and science has not undermined the value of
traditional medicine. On the contrary, more and more mechanisms and therapeutic results
of traditional medicine have been tested and proven to be effective. These new-found
results help stimulate the acceptance of traditional medicine by modern medical
professionals and patients, which in turn simulates the growth and expansion of integrative
medicine. I am so delighted to be able to witness first hand this change and development during
my 33 years as a TCM practitioner, and I’m especially proud to have been a part of the Dutch
TCM education, practice and association ever since I moved to the Netherlands 19 years ago.

The Dutch TCM Congress (DTCMC) aims to achieve a full-on medical integration, by supporting TCM practitioners to deepen their understanding of classical literature and by broadening their
knowledge in traditional and modern medicine. A special platform has been created, which
shares the knowledge and experience of globally well-known TCM and integrative medicine
specialists, scholars, lecturers and practitioners. DTCMC is not just a lengthy tale, but rather
like our country, it is exceptionally tolerant, colorful and elegant.

"I look forward to meeting you all someday."


Prof. Dr. Wang Weixiang

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Deepen your understanding of Chinese medicine and connect with fellow practitioners. Two days filled with seminars, workshops and demonstrations. Please register your ticket on time. Click here for more information on the program. See you there!


Program 2022

Restoring Health, the Harmonization of Shēn and Xīn

Saturday 5 November

09:30 - 10:30 Opening ceremony
10:30 - 11:10 Dr. Yair Maimon
11:10 - 11:30 Tea & coffee break
11:30 - 12:10 Prof. Xiaoshu Zhu
12:10 - 12:50 Dr. Yanmei Liu (CHN)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:40 Dr. James Flowers
14:40 - 15:20 Sandro Graca (IRL)
15:20 - 15:40 Tea & coffee break
15:40 - 16:20 Dr. André Tsai
16:20 - 17:00 Dr. Xiaoyang Hu (GBR)

Sunday 6 November - NLD

10:00 - 11:00 Lilian Kluivers (NLD)
11:00 - 12:00 Dr. Walter Devillé (NLD)
12:00 - 12:20 Tea & coffee break
12:20 - 13:20 John Jaarsveld (
13:20 - 14:20 Lunch
14:20 - 15:20 Dr. Martien Brands (
15:20 - 15:40 Tea & coffee break
15:40 - 16:40 John Zantinge (

Sunday 6 November - ENG

10:00 - 11:00 Dr. David Hartmann (AUS)
11:00 - 12:00 Dr. Gil Ton (NLD)
12:00 - 12:20 Tea & coffee break
12:20 - 13:20 Dr. Fanyi Meng
13:20 - 14:20 Lunch
14:20 - 15:20 Dr. JulieAnn Nugent-Head 
15:20 - 15:40 Tea & coffee break
15:40 - 16:40 Andrew Nugent-Head

Sunday 6 November - CHN

09:00 - 10:00 Prof. SHI Xinde (CHN)
10:00 - 11:00 Prof. LIU Nongyu (CHN)
11:00 - 11:20 Tea & coffee break
11:20 - 12:20 Prof. ZHANG Jianbing
12:20 - 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 - 14:00 Prof. XU Yun 
14:00 - 15:00 Prof. Dr. LU Zijie (CHN)
15:00 - 16:00 Prof. HE Shuhuai (CHN)


Nancy Wong

The biggest insights I got from the DTCMC Congress, was that Zhong has grown tremendously, evident by the worldwide network with many international speakers and that Zhong has developed into a very professional organization, where you can also get to know new speakers, but also deepen your knowledge in different fields, also the scientific. I'm already looking forward to next year, which new speaker and new topics await us.

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Jerrell Waterval

The DTCMC is always a unique opportunity to learn from others, to have a look in the kitchen of others and have a taste. Many different workshops following one another in short a time seems tailor-made for me.

I certainly try to apply the insights obtained. I consider these insights as eye-openers, points of attention, which make me aware of what other additional possibilities there are in my field of TCM. I can only say that I like the idea that we as TCM therapists can meet occasionally through DTCMC and be allowed to go and have a look in the other kitchen, in order to exchange more.


Renate IJkhout

I really enjoyed how the teachers shared their knowledge. The wisdom and passion that came to me through the screen made me even more enthusiastic!


Previous Visitors


Dutch TCM
Congress 2022

5th & 6th November 

Two days full of interesting workshops, seminars and more! 

Meet Our Team


Wang Weixiang


Dôpey Calor


Angie Calor-Man


Mieke Maertens


Ronald de Wee


Viviane Liu

Sponsors of DTCMC 2022

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Congratulatory Organizations


Association of
Sinew Acupuncture

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