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Dutch Traditional Chinese Medicine Congress

the 6th annual

"The Cycle of Life"
nourishing health throughout the seasons

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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 ETCMA - the 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), is Head of the Marpe Integrative Medical Center and is the  founder of the e-Learning TCM Academy (TCM.AC).



Dr. Gil Ton

Dr Gil Ton Ph.D. is a Chinese medicine practitioner, researcher and lecturer since 2011 and based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. After studying Acupuncture extensively for many years in Asia and

6 years specifically in Taiwan, he learned Taiwan Master Tung Acupuncture with

Professor Lee Kuo Cheng (李國政) and worked as a lecturer and research fellow at

the Graduate Institute of Acupuncture Science, China Medical University in Taiwan.

The Netherlands


Andrew Nugent-Head

United States of America

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.

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Dr. Lorraine Wilcox

United States of America

Lorraine Wilcox has been a licensed acupuncturist in California since 1989.

She is the author of two books about moxibustion, as well as being the translator of a number of old books on Chinese medicine, including Miscellaneous Records of a Female Doctor and Raising the Dead and Returning Life. 

She delights in finding useful but forgotten information in ancient texts, and making this information available to English speaking readers. She is currently translating Shao Yong's book Plum Flower Change Calculation (Meihua Yishu).

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Dr. Yvonne Farrell

Dr. Farrell has been practicing and teaching Chinese Medicine and Channel Theory since 1996. 

Her focus is on the empowerment of students and patients so that they will embody the spiritual aspects of Chinese Medicine and make them their own. Yvonne is the author of two books:

Psycho-Emotional Pain and the Eight Extraordinary Vessels and her latest, Acupuncture for Surviving Adversity published by Singing Dragon.  She has also written several articles for Medicinal Roots Magazine. She teaches continuing education courses in-person and online through Healthy Seminars. She teaches in the US and internationally.

United States of America

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Dr. Reginaldo Silva Filho


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.

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Prof. Dr. L. Xia 夏林军


Linjun Xia is a doctor of medicine and professor and chief physician of TCM.  

He graduated from the Changchun University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a personal disciple of Professor Zhang Jin, the representative and heir of the traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture and moxibustion, as recognized by UNESCO as a world intangible cultural heritage. He has more than 30 years of clinical experience, and specializes in acupuncture manipulation. He is a visiting professor of many universities such as the Semmelweis University in Hungary. He has published more than 40 academic papers.

He is currently the Vice President of the Hungarian Society of Traditional Chinese Medicine (HKOME) , the Vice President and Secretary General of the Central and Eastern European Federation of Chinese Medicine (CEEFCMS), executive member of the presidium of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS), the vice president of the Specialty Committee of Chinese Medicine Manipulations and an editorial board member of the World Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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Master Zhongxian Wu

Master Wu was born in a traditional fishing village on China’s eastern shore, where the sunlight first touches the mainland. At an early age he committed himself to the pursuit of the ancient arts of internal cultivation: Qigong, Taiji, internal martial arts, Chinese medicine, Yijing science, FengShui, Chinese astrology and cosmology, Chinese calligraphy, and traditional GuQin music. Since 1988 he has worked with tens of thousands of Qi-friends throughout China, North America and Europe.


For decades Master Wu has been offering unique and professionally designed courses and training programs in China’s ancient life sciences for students of all levels. He works with clients suffering from acute and/or chronic illness via external Qi-healing sessions, offer individual training in the Daoist arts, and personal/business consultation from Yijing, Fengshui or Chinese astrology perspectives. Master Wu has authored many published works - over 80 articles and 15 books

(5 in Chinese) - on Chinese wisdom traditions.


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Rochat de la Vallée


Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee, Born in 1949 in Paris. Degrees in Classical Literature, Philosophy, Chinese. Collaboration with Fr Claude Larre († 2001) and Dr Jean Schatz († 1984) on Chinese thinking and Chinese medicine. Co-founder of the Paris Ricci Institute (1971), of the European School of Acupuncture (1975) and of the Ricci Association for the Chinese-French Grand Dictionary (1987).

Former General Secretary of the Ricci Institute in Paris and former Chief editor for the Grand Ricci (Encyclopedic Comprehensive Chinese-French Dictionary, 7 volumes, 2001). Former General Secretary, Dean of the Study and Senior Lecturer of the European School of Acupuncture.

Member of the French Association of Chinese Studies and other Academic Institutions.

Lectures on classical Chinese philosophy medical texts and on classical Chinese written language in France and other European and American countries. Presents webinars and online classes in English and French, some translated to Italian, Portuguese, Polish and so forth. A collection of recordings is available in several languages. Author of numerous books, booklets and articles, which have been translated into English, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, Polish and Swedish.

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Yan Schroën

The Netherlands

Yan Schroën (1964, Kerkrade, The Netherlands) studied biochemistry and acupuncture in

The Netherlands and Daoism and Traditional Chinese Medicine in the People's Republic of China.


Since 1991, he has been working as an acupuncturist and herbalist in several clinics in The Netherlands. Following from his interest in the relationship between Chinese medicine and nonlinear dynamics, he has become involved in scientific research at the Sino-Dutch Research Centre for Preventive and Personalised Medicine at the TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research). He has been working there since 2007 as a senior researcher and is a member of the scientific committee of said centre.


He lectures on Chinese medicine and systems biology at several schools and universities as a guest teacher. In recent years, he has published several articles about Chinese medicine, systems theory and systems biology in magazines such as PlosOne, the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology and Science.


In 2020, he founded the Oxrider platform, a space for clinical practice, education and research in the field of Chinese medicine and systems biology.

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Prof. Dr. Rong Peijing

Prof. Peijing Rong is one of the Chief Scientists of the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS), Qihuang Scholar, doctoral supervisor, and a post-doctoral co-advisor.

She is the deputy director of the Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion of CACMS. Her main research areas focus on the brain mechanisms underlying acupuncture and the development of

new acupuncture technologies based on interdisciplinary studies.


She has put forward an original idea of "acupoint peripheral-nerve-brain-network systemic regulation of body functions" and a novel method of "ear treatment of encephalopathy".

She has established a leading position in the international research field linked to "ear treatment of encephalopathy" and leads the progress at the academic frontiers.


Prof. Peijing Rong is the recipient of research funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH),

the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) and the International Association for Study Pain (IASP). She has participated

in a series of international academic exchanges and cooperations. She is the author of over 200 publications, 8 academic works, and has been granted two national invention patents.

She has also won 15 provincial and ministerial prizes, such as the Beijing Science and Technology Progress Award. 


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Martine Cornelissen

Martine Cornelissen has been practicing as a Herbalist and Acupuncturist for over 20 years, focusing on women's disorders and fertility. After graduating from Chinese Medicine school, she continued her gynecology studies with Dr. Yuning Wu at the University of Witten (Germany) as well as training with Dr. T. Wing at the Women's Natural Health Practice (London, UK). Martine also completed the Graduate Mentorship Program with Sharon Weizenbaum and studied in Jinan (China) with

Dr. Li Xiu-zhen and Prof. Lian Fang at the Fertility and IVF departments of Shandong University Hospital of TCM. Additionally, she studied Shang Han Lun and Jin Gui Yao Lue with Arnaud Versluys, Laurie Ayres, and Stephen Bonzack at ICEAM, and completed the Shang Han Lun pulse didactic course with Nadine Zäch.


Besides being a passionate health care practitioner at her clinic - Zi Yuan Ting for Women's Health in Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Martine is a faculty member in both the undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the Qing-Bai TCM Academy in The Netherlands. Additionally, she serves as an assistant teacher in the Women's Great Turning Cycles course at the White Pine Institute in Massachusetts, USA. Martine is also an international lecturer at congresses and postgraduate gynecology classes worldwide.

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Greg Bantick

Greg Bantick began his studies in 1975 in Sydney. With a small group of colleagues he later set up the first TCM college in Brisbane, Australia. He continued his studies journeying to Hong Kong in 1976 and Japan and Beijing in 1982. This led to him inviting doctors from Japan and China to teach in Australia.


Greg has regularly returned to China and Japan to study. He spent almost 20 years in the U.S., holding many senior academic positions in leading colleges. Throughout, he has maintained a private clinic practice. He is also trained in various meditation traditions, including Zen, training in Japan, the U.S. and Australia. He has taught meditation in many settings, including to intensive care hospital staff, in-care facilities and on long retreats.


A current interest of his is meditation as a way to develop a more balanced subjectivity: the practitioner's body/mind as an instrument of diagnosis and treatment, and the use of the body/mind as an instrument in clinic and life.


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Prof. Dr. Y. Wu 吴云川

Wu Yunchuan is Professor at the School of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Massage at the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine.


He serves as vice chairman of the professional committee of traditional Chinese medicine Manipulation of the World Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as vice chairman of the professional committee of traditional Chinese medicine rehabilitation of the Jiangsu Rehabilitation Medical Association and as vice chairman of the professional committee of acupuncture, moxibustion and massage of the Jiangsu Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Health Preservation.

Dr. Wu


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Prof. Dr. J. Yuan 袁锦虹

Yuan Jinhong has a PhD in acupuncture and massage and is a registered Chinese physician in China and Singapore.


She is associate professor and postgraduate tutor at the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, vice chairman of the department of acupoint embedding at the Jiangsu Acupuncture and Moxibustion Society, a member of the curriculum Alliance of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, the core course of TCM in national colleges and universities in China, a main course speaker at Jiangsu province first online class of acupuncture and moxibustion sciences, main course speaker at the Jiangsu Province excellent English course of acupuncture and moxibustion sciences, and director of the acupuncture and massage clinical office at the Acupuncture, Massage, Health and Rehabilitation School at the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Yuan


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Peter de Vilder

Peter De Vilder was born on October 25 1958, and obtained his diploma in physiotherapy in 1980.

In 1990 he began studying Traditional Chinese Medicine, which he practices to this day in his clinic in Bruges. He specializes in the Balance Method, Master Tung acupuncture and auricular acupuncture.

He enjoys sharing his knowledge as a teacher at the oldest training institute in Belgium, the OTCG, of which has been chairman since 2017.

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Prof. Dr. D. Deng 邓汉文

Dr. Daniel Deng (DMed. MMed. BMed) is the Vice President of the NSW Association of Chinese Medicine and Director of the academic Department. Dr. Deng graduated from the department of acupuncture and moxibustion at the Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has both clinical and teaching experience in the field of acupuncture in China as well as Australia. 


With more than 30 years of rich acupuncture teaching and clinical experience and an interest in Neijing and Nanjing classical theories, he constantly innovates theory and technology. He believes in returning to the basics, the unique true meaning of the acupoints and a balanced system of the mind and body’s structure and function, combining these to develop his own style of acupuncture, named “Back to the Base: Deng Style Acupuncture & Pulse''. 

The main methods of this style are: “Yin and Yang Pulse Balance Needle Method”, “Opening, Closing and Pivoting Balance Needle Method”, “Points Array System Balance Needle Method” and “Nei Jing Deng Style Scalp Acupuncture”. 

Dr. Deng


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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. L.D. Xu 许陵冬

Ms Xu Lingdong, MD, is the Chief physician at the Jiangsu Province Hospital of Chinese Medicine, and a graduate student supervisor of NJUCM. As part of the third group of national excellence TCM clinical talents, she is the academic heir of Professor Gong Lijuan, a famous doctor from the Jiangsu Hospital of TCM, and a member of the nephrology professional committee at the Jiangsu Association of Chinese Medicine. Dr Xu has nearly 30 years of clinical experience in the field of nephrology, and specializes in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of TCM-based kidney diseases, and especially chronic kidney disease, refractory nephrotic syndrome, IgA nephropathy complex urinary tract infection and diabetic nephropathy, using a combination of Chinese and Western medicine. 

She has published over 30 papers as first author, participated in the compilation of five monographs on kidney diseases and served as deputy editor for two publications. She has led three provincial and municipal-level research projects and participated in a Sino-French international cooperation research project.

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Dr. Dan Bensky

Dan Bensky is a graduate of the Macau Institute of Chinese Medicine (Oriental Medicine Diploma, 1975), University of Michigan (B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature, 1978), Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Doctor of Osteopathy, 1982), University of Washington (M.A. in Classical Chinese, 1996), and Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medical Sciences (Ph.D. in Discussion of Cold Damage studies, 2006). He has contributed to the translation and editing of numerous books on Chinese medicine, most recently Discussion of Cold Damage with Commentaries for the Clinic, together with Shouchun Ma.


He is a founder of the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine, and in 2008 received the Wang Dingyi Cup for International Contribution to Chinese Medicine.

In the early 2000’s along with Charles Chace and Marguerite Dinkins, he developed Engaging Vitality, an approach to integrating osteopathic palpation and concepts into the practice of Traditional East Asian Medicine. He has taught workshops on this subject in Europe, Australia and the United States.

Dr. Dan Bensky

United States of America

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Dr. B. Liu 刘炳凯

Dr. Liu Bingkai was a lecturer and physician in clinical Chinese materia medica at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine from 1998 to 2004, and in 2008 obtained a PhD in molecular biology of cancer from the faculty of Medicine of the University of Paris-Descartes. He is one of the founding members of the Integrated Centre for Chinese Medicine of the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital at the Assistance Publique, Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), and has worked there since 2010. He has also been involved in the foundation of the Centre for Integrative Medicine at La Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital, where he has worked as clinical senior researcher and deputy director of administration since its formation.


He has served as pedagogical director for university diplomas in traditional Chinese medicine (DUMETRAC) and the mind-body practice of traditional Chinese medicine (DUPRAC) at the Faculty of Medicine of the Sorbonne since 2013. He has also been in charge of the rehabilitation programme for the integrated exercise of Chinese qigong in the oncology departments of the Pitié-salpetriere and Tenon hospitals of the Paris public hospital(AP-HP) since 2015.

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Dolf Chin See Chong

Dolf Chin See Chong is an experienced acupuncturist, who has been practicing in Breda

(The Netherlands) for 30 years. He has a deep knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine, has treated numerous top athletes, and is a seasoned sports acupuncturist. In addition to his work as an acupuncturist, Dolf is extremely passionate about food. He enjoys cooking and appreciates the pleasure of eating. Over the years, he has conducted extensive studies in medicinal Chinese nutrition. Dolf shares his knowledge by teaching the principles of the 5 element nutrition in both the Netherlands and Belgium. He believes that understanding the relationship between food and health is crucial for a balanced life.


His perpetual pursuit of health, evolution and nutrition has led him to write a book. He spent 10 years connecting the dots between the five tastes and the evolutionary development of mankind. His book offers a unique perspective on nutrition and health, combining traditional Chinese medicine with insights from evolutionary biology. It is a valuable source of knowledge and inspiration for anyone interested in a healthy lifestyle and a deeper understanding of the connection between nutrition and well-being.


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Dr. Zhang Hui


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.

Ann Jamers

Ann Jamers


Ann Jamers is a passionate advocate for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and a renowned expert in gynecology and preconception care. With over 15 years of experience as a midwife and acupuncturist, Ann has dedicated her career to helping women achieve optimal reproductive health and support them throughout their journey to motherhood.As a licensed midwife, Ann has assisted countless women in their gynecological and obstetric care, providing compassionate support and evidence-based guidance. Her deep understanding of women's health led her to explore the integration of TCM principles into her practice, ultimately becoming a certified acupuncturist specialized in gynecology and preconception care.Ann's unique approach combines the best of Western medicine with the wisdom of TCM.


She offers a comprehensive range of services, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary therapy, and lifestyle recommendations, to address a wide range of gynecological conditions and optimize fertility. Her holistic and personalized treatment plans empower women (and couples) to take an active role in their reproductive health and enhance their chances of conceiving naturally or through assisted reproductive technologies.Beyond her clinical practice, Ann is a sought-after speaker and educator, sharing her expertise at national and international conferences.


Her engaging presentations inspire healthcare professionals and individuals alike to embrace the integrative approach of TCM in gynecology and preconception care. Join Ann Jamers as she shares her wealth of knowledge and experience in gynecology and preconception care, bridging the gap between Western medicine and TCM to empower women on their path to motherhood.

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Peter Larking

New Zealand

Peter has studied and practiced Chinese medicine for over 25 years.

In that time, he has achieved a bachelor of health sciences specialising in acupuncture, gained diplomas in Tuina, Qigong, Taijiquan, received his a Neuropuncture certification and has recently completed cadaver research at the MARC Institute in Miami, completing the upper torso, head, face, brain and spine dissection modules. His teaching career spans over 20 years, starting at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture in Wellington in the early 2000’s.


Peter lectured in biomedical sciences, neurological anatomy, Chinese medical theory, acupuncture, Tuina, Qigong and Taijiquan for 13 years. Peter continues to have a busy teaching schedule with Neuromedtec Medical Movement Therapy rehabilitation programs and clinical mentoring for acupuncturists, teaching for Forest Rock Qigong School (in Bali and online), Neuropuncture Inc and the New Zealand school of Acupuncture. Peter is a specialist and teacher in electro-acupuncture modalities and is a certified Neuropuncture instructor, offering continued professional development training in New Zealand and Australia.


He currently works as the medical director of Neuromedtec, providing Neuropuncture in the Masterton Medical Centre, one of New Zealand’s largest medical facilities. From his years of teaching he imparts his extensive knowledge in a digestible way, bridging the gap between the traditional Chinese medical model and the 21st century neurosciences.

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