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the 7th annual

Dutch Traditional Chinese Medicine Congress

"Nan Jing"

Overcoming the 81 Difficulties

19 October 2024 - ONLINE

2 & 3 November 2024 LIVE

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Dr. Reginaldo Silva Filho PhD


Dr. Reginaldo Filho is the founder and president of Faculdade EBRAMEC (The Brazilian College of Chinese Medicine), which has consolidated itself as the largest Chinese Medicine Brazilian institution, focusing on teaching, treating and research. He is a physiotherapist, holds postgraduate degrees in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, as well as a Brazilian master's degree in health sciences. He is the first Brazilian national to have obtained a PhD degree in acupuncture and moxibustion in China from Shandong University of Chinese medicine.

Dr. Reginaldo Filho has developed the Kan Li Method as a way of thinking about and applying Chinese Medicine, emphasizing Classical knowledge as well as focusing on contemporary clinical practice. His personal mission in his professional life is to promote Chinese Medicine in the most diverse ways. This goal has led him to  edit and publish more than 25 books, including translations of classical texts into Portuguese.

Dr. Reginaldo Filho has been promoting the knowledge and information he obtained both nationally and internationally. He has participated in courses and lectures in different countries, and is an active member of the main institutions in the field. He is currently the executive member of the Presidium of WFCMS (World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies) and the executive member of WFAS (World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies). Over the years he has been recognized by different institutions, and is currently associate professor of the WFCMS (World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies) and guest professor at different internationally renowned universities such as ShanDong University of Chinese Medicine, ZheJiang University of Chinese Medicine and ChengDu University of Chinese Medicine.



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.

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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.

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Prof. Dr. Volker Scheid


Volker Scheid grew up in rural Germany in a family engaged in the cultivation of medicinal herbs. Following an apprenticeship as a gardener, he moved to England to study phytotherapy and Chinese medicine. Further studies led him to China, where he completed three years of postgraduate training at Beijing and Shanghai Universities of Chinese Medicine and apprenticed with several nationally renowned physicians.


He has also studied Kampo and other East Asian medical traditions. His clinical studies led to a deepening academic involvement with East Asian medicines, which he pursued at the University of Cambridge, the School of African and Oriental Studies (London) and the University of Westminster, where he was Professor of East Asian Medicines and director of EASTmedicine (East Asian Sciences and Traditions in Medicine).


Volker Scheid has published over thirty papers in peer-reviewed journals, as well as two influential monographs: Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China (Duke UP, 2002) and Currents of Tradition in Chinese Medicine, 1624-2000 (Eastland Press, 2007). He is the lead author of Formulas & Strategies, 2nd ed. (Eastland Press, 2009). Throughout his academic career he continued to practice these medicines, and now has almost forty years of clinical experience. As a teacher, his aim is to guide students to become rounded practitioners, by learning to work effectively with different tools and perspectives, which he refers to as meta-practice.

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Dr. Zhang Hui PhD


Dr. Zhang Hui, Ph.D, studied in Chengdu University of TCM for 10 years and followed

several outstanding TCM professors and masters in Chengdu.

Before he moved to Denmark in 2017, he worked as a TCM doctor, lecturer and researcher in Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Now he runs his own clinic in Denmark and teaches various courses regularly in Denmark, Germany and other European countries.


Additionally, he continues to conduct studies on classical thoughts in TCM and their modern use and has published over 50 articles and books. In clinic, he applies various acupuncture methods including, TCM Acupuncture, AAP (Arm Acupressure Points), Master Tung’s Acupuncture, Military Pingheng Acupuncture, pestle needles (Taoist Acupuncture), Moxibustion, Guasha, Cupping, Electric Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Chinese Medicine Psychology.

He also uses Evidence-based methods in practice quite often.

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Dr. Liu Bingkai PhD


After a 5-year career as a lecturer in chinese medicine pharmacopoeia at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in China, from 2004 to 2008, Dr. Liu Bingkai had the opportunity to do a PhD at the Paris V-Descarte Faculty of Medicine on the liver carcinogenesis, which enabled him to deepen his understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in cancer and motivated him to explore complementary approaches in clinical oncology.

Since 2010, Dr. Liu has been working as a senior clinical research associate at the AP-HP's Centre Intégré de Médecine Chinoise, where he has helped to improve therapeutic protocols, particularly in the field of complementary and integrative medicine. In addition, his involvement as a professor and head of the University Diplomas in Chinese Medicine and Mind-Body Practice in Chinese Medicine (DUMETRAC and DUPRAC) since 2014 at the Sorbonne University, with the aim of training future healthcare professionals in the management of chronic diseases, particularly in oncology, attests to his interest in the field of oncology.

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Giulia Boschi


  • Sinologist, WFAS licensed acupuncturist, physiotherapist

  • Former Adjunct Professor of Chinese Medical Terminology and of Chinese Culture at UNINT Rome's University for International Studies 

  • Former Adjunct Professor at Master in Chinese Medicine, Institute for Advanced Holistic Medicine Urbino University (from 1993 to 2003)​

Principal Publications as Author and translator (books only)

  • Blossoming Roots- a Cultural Journey into Chinese Medicine: Sinology course for Passionate and Doctors;  English edition: Noi ed. Milano 2020

  • Corso di terminologia ragionata della medicina cinese classica e moderna (An Annotated Course of Classic and Modern Chinese Medical Terminology) voll. 1-5 published by streetlib 2023, voll 6-10 in print

  • Wang Ju-Yi Jason Robertson Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine,  CEA ed. Milan 2013 (translation from English)

  • Li Xiao Ming Metodo di autoelevazione con il Qigong Tradizionale Cinese (Self-elevation method with Chinese traditional Qigong) Erga ed., Genova 1996 (translation from Chinese)

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Mieke Fraussen

Mieke is now considered the expert in the field of Chinese Face Reading and facial analysis. Over 20 years ago, she left a successful career in advertising to delve into human health. After a brief stint as a naturopathic therapist, where she studied Western facial diagnostics, and as a shiatsu therapist, where she gained knowledge of Japanese Face Reading, she encountered traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). She even obtained a nursing diploma to further her understanding in this area. This marked the beginning of her journey through the five pillars of TCM.

At the TCM congress in Rothenburg, she met Lillian Bridges. Lillian's vision of a person's talents and potential, visible and understandable simply by looking at the face, inspired Mieke to deepen her knowledge in this form of Face Reading. She travelled the world to study various forms of Chinese Face Reading. During these travels, she also delved into BaZi, Feng Shui. Every face tells a unique life story. Chinese Face Reading involves observing and interpreting various facial features such as shape, colour, texture, and the position of elements like eyes, nose, mouth, and eyebrows. These features are seen as indicators of various aspects of a person's life, including health, emotional state, temperament, personality, talents, weaknesses, and life experiences. It can even reveal if someone is on their Golden Path.

In addition to her work as an acupuncturist, herbalist, nutritionist, and qigong teacher, Mieke also trains others in Face Reading. Her deep knowledge and years of experience make her a respected and sought-after expert in the field. She has helped countless people gain a better understanding of themselves and their health through the insights she offers via Face Reading. Mieke's dedication to the field and her ability to blend the ancient wisdom of Chinese Face Reading with modern techniques make her a pioneer and an inspiring teacher for many.

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Dr. Li Jie

The Netherlands

Dr. Li Jie has been studying, researching, practicing and teaching Classical Chinese Medicine for more than 30 years in Europe. Last decades, he has finished the teaching of Ling Shu Jing Acupuncture, Nan Jing, Shang Han Lun, Jin Gui Yao Lue, Fu Xing Jue, Wen Bing and The Clinical Applications of CCM for Nine Top Modern West Complex Diseases, in more than 10 countries in Europe. He is an international CCM lecturer, has lectured more than 15 years annually in Rothenburg TCM Congress. 

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Stuart Lightbody

United Kingdom

Stuart graduated from the College of Traditional Acupuncture, Royal Leamington Spa, UK with a
Licentiate in Acupuncture (1979), a Bachelor of Acupuncture in 1982 and a Master of Acupuncture in 1985. He attended the International Course for Acupuncture and Moxibustion at the College of TCM, Chengdu, PRC in 1984. He was a member of the teaching faculty at the College of Traditional
Acupuncture from 1982 - 1992.


In 2006 he ran an acupuncture clinic in Loja, Southern Ecuador and spoke on Ecuadorian TV on the beneficial effects of acupuncture and its role in Preventive Medicine.

From 1979 - 2018 he was Director of the Halifax Clinic of Natural Medicine in the UK.
His publications include "The Ancient Chinese Oracle of Health" privately published in 2000;
"Acupuncture Understood - Rediscovering Traditional 5 Element Healthcare" published by World
Scientific in 2014; and "The 361 Classical Acupuncture Points - Names, Functions, Descriptions and
Locations" published by World Scientific in 2020.

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Dr. Julian Scott PhD

United Kingdom

Julian Scott obtained a PhD in physics at Cambridge, and followed it by research in semiconductors. He then went on to study acupuncture at ICOM in East Grinstead, England, completing in 1976; then in Nanjing, China in 1982.


He has a special interest in treating children and is the author, with Teresa Barlow, of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Children and other books.  In 1984, he set up a low cost children’s clinic in Brighton, which gradually grew into the Dolphin House clinic, which is still a centre for children’s health. He also has a special interest in eye diseases, and is the author of Acupuncture for the Eyes. 


Recently he has been studying the causes and treatment of old age diseases. He has given courses in many countries in Europe, the USA and elsewhere. He is a fellow of the British Acupuncture Association, Emeritus member of the British Acupuncture Council and member of the Unified Register of Herbal Practitioners. Currently, he works and lives in Andalucia, Spain. 

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Mieke Vlamynck


Mieke Vlamynck (Bruges, 1971) graduated as a physical therapist in 1993. She put her first steps in the world of acupuncture following a two year course on myofascial acupuncture (dry needling). After another five years of studying, she got a degree in osteopathy. From her interest in psychology and holistic treatment, she continued her way by studying Traditional Chinese Medicine at Vives, under the supervision of the university of Leuven. She has been teaching dry needling techniques and kinesiology to acupuncture students for many years in Belgium and to sports therapists in Paris and London.


Today, she is teaching acupuncture in psychosomatic disorders at OTCG in Belgium. She is also interested in scientific research about acupuncture and wrote an evidence based acupuncture paper on demand of the Belgian government in 2021.


Furthermore, she is president of EUFOM, one of the Belgian acupuncture federations and a member of ETCMA. She runs her own practice in Bruges. 

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