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Open Day - Saturday August 21

Visit our open day to gain insight into our range of exciting study programs. Meet our dean, some lecturers and the study coordinators.

Open Day
August 21

Education in Traditional Chinese Medicine

As one of the SNRO-accredited institutes for Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Netherlands, we offer a unique curriculum in education in Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Tuina, Qigong and other traditional Chinese therapies. Our more than 30 years of expertise in these programs brings Shenzhou Open University a remarkable reputation in this area, where both the school and its graduates can be proud of.

Seminars

We also regularly organize TCM seminars and MBK refresher courses. We hope to be able to offer you a good choice with this season’s offer.

Our TCM Training Program

We offer a complete package with practical training, so that you can register as a therapist at a professional association and start your own clinic after completing the study.

Foundations of Chinese Medicine

1 year

During this course students are taught the basic concepts of traditional Chinese medicine and are introduced to Chinese philosophy which forms the cornerstones of TCM. This part of your studies is the necessary foundation to be able to study further, specializing in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine or Tuina.

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Acupuncture

2 years

During this course students are taught the basic concepts of traditional Chinese medicine and are introduced to Chinese philosophy which forms the cornerstones of TCM. This part of your studies is the necessary foundation to be able to study further, specializing in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine or Tuina.

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Chinese Herbal Medicine

2 years

The herbal medicine class introduces students in the knowledge of Chinese herbs and trains them to run a practice independently as well as to work safely, competently and effectively.

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Tuina

2 years

During this course students are taught different techniques and applications of Tuina massage. This ancient technique of manipulation, originating in China, is applicable to treating various diseases. A solid knowledge of meridians and acupoints is necessary. Tuina massage is suitable for all adults and works especially well for children.

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Foundations of Western Medicine

1 year

This intensive training in Western medicine is designed for anyone who is studying physically based complementary medicine in order to gain knowledge in anatomy, physiology and pathology at a professional level.

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More than 30 years of expertise

SNRO
accredited

Internship in Shenzhou clinic

Very experienced teacher team

TCM Seminars

Shenzhou Open University of TCM frequently organizes TCM and Western Medicine seminars. With our program for this season, we hope to offer you a good choice.

The aftercare of COVID-19 Infection – Herbs, acupuncture, massage, nutrition and exercise

The aftercare of COVID-19 Infection – Herbs, acupuncture, massage, nutrition and exercise

Recent studies have indicated that the remaining problems of patients after a COVID-19 infection need to be addressed. Even in the severe and complicated cases, where COVID-19 has caused damages of heart, lung, liver, kidney and brain, the integrated therapies of traditional Chinese medicine can help to reduce the suffering of the patients. The seminar will show possibilities for effectively dealing with COVID-19 aftercare will be beneficial for the work of acupuncturists, herbalists, dieticians, massage therapists, exercise trainers and lifestyle consultants.

19 and 20 June 2021

Yifan Yang

Respiratory Infections, including Covid

Respiratory Infections, including Covid

This is the most common morbidity in our moderate, sea climate; especially in young children. Weather influences but also genetic factors such as allergies, act on our susceptibility. Asthma has been increasing steadily over the last decades. Which factors play a role here? Annually many people die of the flu, which is transmitted by air. Also, chronic diseases such as COPD, and cancer, will be addressed, as well as the current ‘flu’, the corona epidemic.

17 September 2021

Martien Brands

Red Flags-1 Western Medicine

Red Flags-1 Western Medicine

One of the major aims of integration of Western medicine knowledge into the education of practitioners of acupuncture, TCM, tuina etcetera is to recognize possible hazardous conditions in patients, so-called red flags. Red flags are signs and symptoms that should alarm the Non-BIG-registered health care professional to refer a patient to the huisarts (GP) or to an emergency.

30 September 2021

Toine Korthout

Upper limbs Musculoskeletal Pain – AcuOsteo method – physiopathology and treatment by Acupuncture and Osteopathy

Upper limbs Musculoskeletal Pain – AcuOsteo method – physiopathology and treatment by Acupuncture and Osteopathy

Musculoskeletal pain is one of the most frequent reasons for consultation in my own clinic. In my experience, Acupuncture and Osteopathic medicine are two effective techniques and they are synergistic in treating pain. Often pain is generically reported to a widespread area of a joint, together with some rigidity and it can be difficult to identify the Acupuncture Channel involved in a musculoskeletal pain. Osteopathic manipulative treatment’s aim is to bring back joints in their physiological position, reduce pain and limitation of the movement, and help to identify the channel that needs to be treated with Acupuncture.

9 and 10 October 2021

Umberto Mazzanti

The 8 extraordinary channels

The 8 extraordinary channels

The 8 extra channels (8ex) provide us with a deep understanding of the process of development and regulation. They are the basis for the meeting of Shen and Jing. Regulation processes, especially hormonal changes, including fertility and ageing, CNS (Center Nervous System) and many neurological diseases are all related to the 8ex.  Clinically, they give us the foundation to treat many complicated and common conditions as well as understanding the flow of Qi from our ancestral lineage, prenatal life and daily regulation of Wei Qi and Ying Qi. 

23 and 24 October 2021

Yair Maimon

Vaccinations -WM

Vaccinations -WM

Vaccinations have been developed to eradicate common childhood infectious diseases. A major question is: what was their real effect in a society that also improved in the last century our hygiene, nutrition and housing quality? This requires a long-term historical analysis. The current debate centres around the safety of vaccines. What precautions may need to be taken to provide a safe intervention balanced with the risks of the infection itself? And what is the role of informed consent and parental attitudes about exerting the UN human right of ‘having the health care of choice’? Also, the current potential of science to identify risk groups for vaccination adverse reactions will be presented.

29 October 2021

Martien Brands

Our full range of training courses are accredited by SNRO at HBO bachelor level with 240 ECs.
(incl. Basic Medical Knowledge 40 EC)

Meer informatie over SOU

Met meer dan 29 jaar onderwijservaring achter ons, hebben we een uitstekende reputatie in ons vakgebied opgebouwd, waar zowel de school als de alumni trots op mogen zijn