Dutch Traditional Chinese Medicine Congress
"The Cycle of Life"
nourishing health throughout the seasons
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th of November 2023 - ONLINE
Looking back at our 2022 Speakers
Dr. Yair Maimon
Dr. Yair Maimon is an internationally renowned figure in the field of Integrative and Chinese Medicine with over 30 years of clinical, academic, and research experience in the United States, Europe, and Israel.
He is the president of the ETCMA - European TCM Association, representing TCM associations from 24 countries.
Dr. Maimon is the founder and former head of research of the Tal Center of integrative oncology at the institute of Oncology, Sheba Medical Center in Israel. He is on the scientific and clinical committees of the international congress of the Society of Integrative Oncology (SIO), Head of "Marpe" Integrative Medical Center and Founder of the eLearning TCM Academy (TCM.AC).
Prof. Xiaoshu Zhu
Professor Xiaoshu Zhu is associate dean of the School of Health Science of Western Sydney University. She is the inaugural Co-Director of the Chinese Medicine Centre (an international collaboration between Western Sydney University and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine). She is also an honorary professor of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. She serves as a leader of cancer research at NICM Health Research Institute, Australia’s premier research institute in complementary medicine. Through research, she promotes an integrative approach in cancer care by working alongside medical and health professionals, establishing the Sino-Australian Oncology Research Alliance in Australia. With her international influence, she serves as working editor of the Gynaecology and Fertility Group of the Cochrane Collaboration.
Dr. Yanmei Liu
Yanmei Liu is a certified translator in Australia and currently a PhD candidate researching TCM translation at Western Sydney University (Australia). She holds two master’s degrees, one in interpretation and translation and one in natural sciences. Inspired by the sophisticated language used in TCM classics, she investigates the major considerations in translating metaphors in the Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic by comparing their renditions from translators of different backgrounds. One focus of her research is to discover the main features of the English versions, which can help readers choose a suitable one for their study of TCM.
Dr. James Flowers
Dr. James Flowers practiced Chinese medicine in Sydney’s Chinatown for many years, while also serving as the President of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association, and teaching Chinese medicine at the University of Western Sydney and the Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is currently a director of the International Society of Oriental Medicine. He completed his MA at the University of Technology, Sydney and his PhD in the department of the history of medicine, Johns Hopkins University, with the dissertation “Koreans Building a New World: Eastern Medicine Renaissance in the Context of Japanese Rule, 1910-1945.” He writes about transnational East Asian medical history.
He has published on the history of medicine and science during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), traditional Korean medicine in Japan-ruled Korea (1910-1945), the Chinese medical diaspora in colonial-era to
21st-century Australia, and traditional medical doctors’ responses to COVID-19 in South Korea. His book manuscript Koreans Building a New World situates Korea as a node connecting medical practices and ideas across East Asia. Currently, he is a Brain Pool Program Research Fellow (National Research Foundation, Korea) at Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea.
Sandro is a lecturer and a published researcher in the field of menstrual and reproductive health, Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), and one of the Directors at Evidence Based Acupuncture.
Originally from Portugal, Sandro obtained his license in TCM at the Irish College of TCM in Dublin, followed by a four-week program on acupuncture and moxibustion at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.
He completed his MSc with the Northern College of Acupuncture and Middlesex University, focusing on acupuncture for polycystic ovary syndrome, and he is one of the researchers on the Cochrane Review Group for acupuncture for assisted reproductive technology.
Sandro is also the Director for international membership of the Obstetrical Acupuncture Association and the social media editor of the European Journal of Integrative Medicine.
Dr. André Tsai
Dr. André (Wan Wen) Tsai is the President of the Brazilian Medical College of Acupuncture (CMBA).
He is also the Vice President of the Brazilian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology (SBOT).
Graduated in medicine from the University of São Paulo (1999) with a specialization in Traditional
Chinese Medicine: Phytotherapy and ACP from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (2007) a specialization in Arthroscopy - Knee Surgery from the University of São Paulo (2004) a specialization in Acupuncture from the University of São Paulo (2003) a residency in the University of São Paulo (2002) and improvement in Clinical Trials from the Harvard University (2008). He has experience in the field of Medicine and has a PhD in health sciences from the Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo (2022).
Dr. Xiao-Yang Hu
Dr. Xiao-Yang (Mio) Hu is a Senior Research Fellow within the primary care, population sciences and medical education, faculty of medicine at the University of Southampton, as well as a senior enterprise Fellow for National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service South Central region.
Dr. Xiao-Yang has completed an MD in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine), an MSc in musculoskeletal science (University College London), and her PhD was a mixed methods feasibility study, investigating integrative medicine in musculoskeletal disorders (Royal London Hospital for Integrative Medicine, University College London Hospital).
Lilian Kluivers is the founder and senior teacher of Do-In Academy, a three-year course in Do-In.
She has immersed herself in Do-In and the oriental art of living these many years. In this context, she is also trained as a shiatsu therapist, Five Elements Vitality Coach, lifestyle advisor and nutrition advisor. Her passion is to make the wisdom of Eastern medicine accessible. Lilian Kluivers is the author of several internationally published books, including Do-In, Tao yoga for health and energy, and The Essence of the Makkō-Hō and the Stretches of Masunaga.
Dr. Walter Devillé
Medical Doctor, researcher epidemiologist. Studied medicine at the Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium (1977), tropical medicine at the Tropical Institute in Antwerp, Belgium (1978), obtained his PhD at the VU University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2001). He was an assistant professor in South Africa for the Global Health program at UMC Utrecht (2015-2018); professor by special appointment of Refugees and Health at the University of Amsterdam (2008-2014); senior researcher International and Migrant Health at NIVEL (Netherlands Institute for Healthcare Research) (2001-2014). He was an epidemiological researcher at the VU University Amsterdam (1993-2001); at the Royal Tropical Institute
in Amsterdam (1991-1993); and at the University of Antwerp, Belgium and Padjadjaran University Bandung, Indonesia (1986-1990). He was a provincial public health physician in Guinea-Bissau
(1981-1985) and assistant physician at the Bevelanden Hospital in Goes, the Netherlands.
His main research areas and interests are health and health services (accessibility, quality) in migrants/refugees and vulnerable populations (deprived neighbourhoods, prisoners, undocumented migrants). Further research interests include primary health care, diagnostic research, and systematic reviews of medical literature. He is (co-)author of approximately 150 scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals.
John Jaarsveld's original interest in TCM/ Acupuncture began through martial arts and Qi Gong training. He studied shiatsu, acupuncture and moxibustion, and has followed Japanse acupuncturist
Kiiko Matsumoto since 2008. Since 2015, he has been studying Neijing Nature-Based Medicine
with Dr. Edward Neal.
Dr. Martien Brands
Dr. Martien Brands is a retired medical doctor in homeopathy, who practiced until 2019 in Amsterdam, and obtained his PhD in medicine (biosemiotics) in 1998 in “Disease, language and experience”; a comparative model of diagnostic symptom selection and doctor-patient negotiation in homeopathy, Chinese medicine and biomedicine. His practice was in Therapeutic Activities Centre in cooperating with different disciplines: psychotherapy, child play-therapy, coaching, TCM, manipulative and physical therapies (osteopathy and others), yoga and mindfulness. He was co-coordinator of Working Group in Epidemics and Disaster management of the Liga Medicorum Homeopathicorum Internationalis (LMHI).
He was previously a member of the editorial board of the Homeopathy Journal and president of Homeopaths without Borders the Netherlands, since July 2017. He was guest lecturer in homeopathy and CAM at various Dutch universities and in Liverpool.
After studying Natural Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Germany, John Zantinge started his own TCM practice in Goutum and Leeuwarden in 1987. Since 1988 he has taught Western and Eastern Traditional Medicine at various educational institutes, including the TCMA. In addition, he regularly gives lectures and workshops within the field of TCM. In 1997 he obtained his degree in Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine with Ted Kapchuk. Since 2000 he also offers five-day Wu Xing refresher courses.
Dr. David Hartmann
Dr. David Hartmann started studying for a diploma in applied science (Chinese Medicine) almost straight out of secondary school and graduated from the Australian College of Natural Medicine in Brisbane in 1997 at the age of just 23. David set-up his own acupuncture clinic and has been treating patients regularly since. He has a special interest in mental and emotional health. This has led him to research the literature extensively, and to prioritise the treatment of mental health in his clinic. This journey has also resulted in the exploration of different archetype systems, philosophical ideas plus an immersion in some fringe Chinese medicine concepts. This process has led to some incredible discoveries which Dr. Hartmann now shares with the international Chinese medicine community via online workshops (available from almost a dozen different companies), live seminars, and conference presentations.
Dr. Gil Ton
Dr. Gil Ton, PhD is a Chinese medicine practitioner, lecturer and researcher based in Amsterdam. He lived in Asia for a total of 7 years, in which he gained extensive and unique academic and clinical experience in acupuncture. His clinical and research interests involve Tung Acupuncture lineage, the role of connective tissue in channel theory and the clinical and cost-effectiveness benefits of acupuncture treatments. He has published 6 scientific papers about acupuncture, laser acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicine.
Dr. Fanyi Meng
Dr. Meng has been the program leader of BSc (Hons) Acupuncture of Lincoln College in partnership with University of Lincoln and Open University of UK since 2004, the only state owned course in Chinese medicine in the UK. He started his Chinese medicine education in 1978 in Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, and continued his training to become a Chinese medicine doctor. He received his Medical Master degree in Chinese Medicine in 1990 and was actively engaged in the clinical research of Chinese Medicine. In 1992, he was promoted as an associate-professor at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine at the age of 32, one of the youngest to reach the rank of senior academic. He received two national level awards for the research he carried out during those years. From the year 2000 Dr. Meng took the role of Clinic Director of Teaching Clinic of Middlesex University’s Chinese Medicine Programme in the UK. And in 2004, he moved to Lincoln to take the role of program leader of BSc (Hons) Acupuncture. In the past 15 years, Dr. Meng has also worked for the University of Derby (BA). Dr. Meng is also an active member of many professional bodies, as well as the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, sitting in several subject committees. Dr. Meng has been teaching theories of Chinese medicine, Chinese medicine pulse study, acupuncture theory and practice, clinical subjects, and Chinese medical Tuina for 20 years.
Since 2008, he has served as an external speaker for the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.
Dr. JulieAnn Nugent-Head
After completing a master's degree in Oriental medicine in the US and following hospital internships in China during 2003 and 2004, JulieAnn moved to China full time to document two of Beijing’s most famous traditional practitioners, Dr Li Hongxiang (1924-2018) and Dr Chen Tongyun (1922 -).
The Association for Traditional Studies documentation project created thousands of hours of footage of treatments, formulas and discussions on the classic books of Chinese medicine. Watching and documenting classically-based clinical medicine was profound. Later when she was encouraged by Dr Li to complete doctoral level studies, JulieAnn and her husband Andrew moved to Hangzhou in 2010. Completing their doctoral studies while living amongst the rural tea farmers wove JulieAnn, Andrew and their three children into the fabric of the local village. This experience brought to life the practicality and naturalist perspectives of Chinese culture.
In 2014 the increased cost of living and tightening of regulations for foreigners practicing medicine in China led JulieAnn and Andrew to return to the United States. Now residing in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, JulieAnn and Andrew run a non profit teaching clinic and teach as openly and enthusiastically as they have been taught.
Born in 1967, Andrew lived in China from 1986 to 2014 studying Chinese medicine, martial arts and Daoyin. He studied with the last generation of traditional practitioners born and educated prior to 1949, the last generation to be in practice before the arts were socialized in the 1950's, and restructured into what is Chinese medicine today. Entering into traditional mentor-disciple relationships with three different teachers, his work launched the Association for Traditional Studies, a non profit organization, that created thousands of hours of footage and hundreds of seminars for these practitioners. With the passing of that last generation of traditional practitioners, Andrew returned to the USA in 2014 and established a teaching clinic to share the clinical practice of Chinese medicine as it was taught to him. Along with his wife, JulieAnn Nugent-Head, Andrew is dedicated to teaching tangible medicine around the world, as well as growing and wildcrafting herbs for their clinic on their farm in North Carolina.
Prof. SHI Xinde
Prof. SHI is a researcher of Graduate School of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, and a distinguished expert of Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Chairman of health branch of China Information Society of Traditional Chinese Medicine, distinguished expert of Chinese Medicine Appropriate Technology Committee of China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, distinguished professor of Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine International School of classic formulas. She has long been engaged in the theory, teaching and clinical research of traditional Chinese medicine prescriptions, and is good at using traditional classic prescriptions to treat a variety of common and difficult diseases. A pioneer in emphasizing the differentiation in using Jing Fang Corresponding syndromes, she aims through clinical trial of herbal medicine to test the various syndrome differentiation, by selecting prescriptions based on the flavor characterics of herbs, etc. She has hosted or participated in more than 10 national and provincial scientific research projects, and published more than 40 academic research papers.
Prof. LIU Nongyu
Professor LIU is a professor and postgraduate tutor at Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, former associate professor of traditional Chinese medicine at the University of Hong Kong, president of the International Society of Sinew Acupuncture, editorial board member of "Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion" magazine, and has engaged in TCM acupuncture teaching, clinical and scientific research for 40 years. He has published more than 50 papers in national and provincial journals of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, including more than 20 papers on the theory of sinew channels and clinical application of tendon acupuncture. His research directions are quality and quantity of acupuncture and moxibustion, the relationship between dose and effect of moxibustion; the theory of meridians and tendons in the Neijing and clinical research on acupuncture and moxibustion, and research on pain symptoms and spinal-related diseases.
Prof. ZHANG Jianbing
Prof. ZHANG is the successor of Chengjiang School of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Chief TCM Physician and doctoral supervisor at Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, head of the Chengjiang Acupuncture School Inheritance Studio of the state administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He presided over and participated in more than 20 projects of various types at different levels. His editorial and written work includes "Twelve Meridian Theory Clinical References", "Chengjiang Acupuncture School Characteristic Diagnosis and Treatment Techniques", "Chengdan An Anthology Collection" and over 200 academic papers. He has won the third prize of Jiangsu Province Science and Technology Award, the second prize of Jiangsu Province Higher Education Achievement Award, the second prize of Science and Technology Award of Chinese Acupuncture Society, and the first prize of Science and Technology Award of the Ministry of Education.
Prof. XU Yun
Prof. XU is a Doctor of Medicine, Chief Physician, Doctoral Supervisor, Deputy Director of the Department of Oncology, Xiyuan Hospital, Chinese Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. She is engaged in clinical and research work of integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine oncology for more than 20 years, and is an "excellent Young Professional" in Xiyuan Hospital. She studied at the complementary and alternative medicine research center of Tromso University in Norway, and further at the Center for Complementary Medicine at Western Sydney University.
She is responsible for the national Key R&D Program, national Natural Science Foundation of China, and has won five scientific research achievements. She published more than 30 papers and edited 6 books. She is an expert of TCM comprehensive treatment and physical conditioning of various tumors, specializing in digestive tract swelling tumors, lung cancer, breast cancer, gynecological tumors, neuroendocrine tumors, and thyroid cancer.
Prof. Dr. LU Zijie
Prof. LU has a PhD in Medicine, a postdoctoral in Chinese materia medica, is director of Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of TCM, Professor of the first clinical medical college of Nanjing University of Chinese medicine, mentor of postgraduates, National Excellent Clinical Talents of TCM, Excellent TCM Clinical Talents of Jiangsu Province. He deepened and broadened his knowledge and experience by studying with Prof. Qi Wang, founder of the Theory of Constitution and Cure of Chinese Medicine and a famous Chinese medicine scientist and National Master of Chinese medicine, and engaged in TCM constitution conditioning, TCM diet therapy research, has over 30 years of clinical experience in treating urological diseases, through the integration of traditional Chinese and Western medicine.
Prof. LU has published more than 30 academic papers, edited and participated in the compilation of 8 academic monographs, and presided over 7 provincial key scientific research projects. He is the Vice Chairman of the Culture Construction Professional Committee of the Chinese Medicated Food Research Association, Vice President of Jiangsu Medicated Food Research Association, and standing director of the professional committee for preventive treatment, China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Prof. HE Shuhuai
Prof. HE Shuhuai is former Professor at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, dean of the School of Acupuncture and Tuina, director of the teaching and research section of acupuncture and moxibustion, member of the academic degree committee, member of the textbook committee, deputy director of the department of acupuncture and moxibustion of Dongzhimen Hospital, member of the school TCM textbook editing and reviewing committee, executive director of the Chinese Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, director of the Acupoint Research Association of the Society, professor of Maddie University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Netherlands, and Professor of the Singularity Institute in Switzerland, Professor (Singularity Academy, TCM College), Villa jianda, Italy. Examples of his publications include (but are not limited to) "Acupuncture and Moxibustion", "Acupuncture and Moxibustion Therapy", "Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion","Contemporary Chinese Acupuncture Clinical Essentials", as well as more than 50 other academic articles.