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Dan Tan

Dan Tan

Academic Dean of Shenzhou Open University of TCM

Dan Tan is a passionate and conscientious academic professional with extensive clinical practice and teaching experience within the Higher Education sector, mainly in the UK and China. Dan taught Chinese Medicine at Middlesex University in the UK for 15 years and at London South Bank University in the UK for over 3 years. Dan is also an Educationalist Member of the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB), UK and External Examiner for the University of Westminster, UK. Before moving to the UK, Dan qualified as a TCM Doctor in her native China and worked at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM). She has studied both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine and holds qualifications for PhD in TCM Internal Medicine, Master’s degree in Medicine and Bachelor degree in Acupuncture.
Baoshun Shi

Baoshun Shi

Baoshun Shi graduated from the Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He was taught by famous Chinese medicine massage, acupuncture and orthopedic experts and studied under Professor Shuchun Sun, a famous Chinese medicine expert in China. Baoshun Shi has worked in the Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumatology of China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the China-Japan International Acupuncture and Tuina Clinic, as well as being the former head of a private health clinic. He is currently the chairman of the Dutch China Pharmaceutical Development Center and lecturer of tuina massage at Shenzhou. Professor Shi specializes in massage techniques treating headache, cervical spondylosis, tennis elbow, lumbar disc herniation, joint cramps of extremities, acute neck, waist, chest and limb injuries and other diseases with significant clinical effects.

Huijun Shen

Huijun Shen

Graduated from Shanghai University of TCM in 1982. From 1982 until 1985, he worked as a physician at the Xinjiang Hospital of Chinese Medicine. He obtained his master’s degree at the College of Chinese Herbal Medicine, Beijing University of TCM in 1988. After that, he worked as a lecturer and associate professor at the Beijing University of TCM until 1995. In 1995, he moved to England and started his practice. Dr. Shen has accumulated a broad knowledge and teaching experience in TCM over the years.
Toine Korthout

Toine Korthout

Studied natural medicine at the "Nederlandse Akademie voor Natuurgeneeskunde" in Hilversum, medicine at the Rijksuniversiteit Limburg in Maastricht (Msc 1988, MD 1991), acupuncture  education at Stichting NAAV Education with specialization auriculo (1996) and Pedagogic Didactical skills for HBO teachers at Interstudie NDO van Hogeschool Arnhem en Nijmegen (2013). He is a NRR-ERC-certified instructor Basic reanimation and Pediatric reanimation. In 1983 he started his practice in natural medicine in Sleeuwijk. He has worked as a teacher at the Stichting NAAV Onderwijs and its successor the NAAV Research and Education Foundation with topics in auriculo and basic life support. In 2008 he started teaching medical basic knowledge (MBK) at HvNA and Shenzhou. 

Jidong Wu

Jidong Wu

Dr Jidong Wu graduated from the Nanjing Medical School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in China and practiced Chinese Medicine at a Nanjing general hospital for four years. In 1986, Dr Wu completed his master’s degree in Medicine from the Shanghai University of TCM, before lecturing at the Nanjing University of TCM. He also completed his doctorate degree in medicine in Nanjing University of TCM. He moved to the England in 1993 and worked as a Senior Lecturer at the Middlesex University for over 20 years. He studied the FSN therapy in 2007 and has been using it in his FSN practice in Cambridge. Since 2010, he has regularly held FSN seminars in the UK and the Europe and received positive feedback from colleagues. He is a Grade III FSN practitioner. He is a vice president of the World Federation of FSN Societies.
Cheng Qian

Cheng Qian

Cheng Qian has studied both traditional Chinese medicine as well as Western medicine in China. In 1982 he graduated from the Hebei Medical University and continued his studies in Internal Medicine. He has worked at several hospitals and institutes in China. For more than 20 years he has taught at several Dutch TCM institutes. He has close relationships with the Beijing TCM University, the International Acupuncture Trainings center, WHO Collaboration Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Chinese Academy for Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing.

Ricky Bochem

Ricky Bochem

Ricky Bochem has been working as an acupuncturist and herbalist in the Netherlands since 2017.

After completing his acupuncture studies in 2010 at Qing Bai in the Netherlands, he followed his heart and continued to develop his passion for Chinese medicine in the country of origin.

In Beijing, he completed the five-year bachelor's degree in Integration Medicine at BUCM (Beijing University of Chinese Medicine). During his training there, his interests were mainly in the field of oncology, dermatology and acupuncture and did an internship at the Dong Fang hospital.

He is currently following a three-year MSc study in mindfulness at the University of Aberdeen Scotland. Ricky has been teaching at Shenzhou Open University of TCM since 2021.

Linjun Xia

Linjun Xia

Linjun Xia graduated from Changchun University of TCM and Heilongjiang University of TCM. In 1994, he moved to Hungary and founded the Dong-Ou Health Service Company and opened a Chinese medicine clinic. In 2012, he was honored as a disciple of Professor Zhang Jin, a representative of the World intangible cultural heritage of Chinese Medicine  Acupuncture. He is currently a guest professor at Semmelweis University and Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 2012, he won the Outstanding Contribution Award for Promoting Chinese Medicine Culture in Hungary.

Zhigang Yang

Zhigang Yang

Graduated from the Dentist Education in Shanghai Municipal Hospital, the Medical Department of Shanghai TV University and Shanghai Continuing Education College of TCM, he has been active from 1987 to 1989 at the Acupuncture Research Project in University Groningen and has worked at the Acupuncture Clinic in the Academic Hospital Groningen. Zhigang Yang has accumulated a vast experience in lecturing at several TCM institutions.

Tianrong Ren

Tianrong Ren

Tianrong Ren has studied from 1991 to 1996 at Zhejiang University in China and gained a bachelor degree in Acupuncture. At the same university, he obtained his master degree of Anatomy in 2001 and in 2008 he has been awarded Doctor’s Degree of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Between 1996 and 2007, he has worked as an acupuncturist at the clinic and as an assistant professor Zhejiang University . In 2007 he opened his private clinic in the Netherlands.

Mei Xing

Mei Xing

Graduated with a BSc degree from Guiyang College of TCM in Guizhou in 1985 and with a MSc degree from Chengdu University of TCM in Sichuan in 1999, Mei Xing has accumulated years of experience in treating patients and giving lectures in the field of Chinese medicine at various TCM institutions. Currently she is active as senior lecturer and clinic coordinator in Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and sees patients in her private clinic in England.  

Tiejun Tang

Tiejun Tang

Tiejun Tang graduated from Heilongjiang University of TCM with a BSc degree in 1984.  After graduation, he worked in the TCM Department of Xijing Hospital of the Fourth Military Medical University. After graduation with a MSc degree from the TCM Department of the First Military Medical University in 1992, he worked as lecturer and senior doctor at the university. In 1998 he received his PhD degree from Guangzhou University of TCM under the guidance of famous TCM professor Tietao Deng . In the same year he entered Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Science for a 2-year post-doctoral research. In 2000 he served as associate professor and deputy chief physician at the First Military Medical University and  was appointed as vice-director of Teaching & Research Department of the TCM Basis. He moved to UK in 2005 and joined the teaching team of TCM in Middlesex University and in 2013 he started his private practice in London.
Xuan Yang

Xuan Yang

Xuan Yang graduated with a Bachelor degree in Chinese medicine and in Biomedical Science in Hong Kong Baptist University and has obtained a Master degree in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). In 2014 she started practicing herbal medicine and acupuncture in clinic and neurology ward as a registered Chinese medicine doctor in Pok Oi Hospital - CUHK Chinese Medicine centre in Hong Kong. She  conducted clinical research in acupuncture in post-stroke syndrome and cervical spondylosis in cooperation with CUHK Medicine School and Health Department. She has supervised undergraduate TCM students from CUHK in their clinical internship. She later continued her specialised training in gynecology in Shanghai TCM University Hospital in 2018. In 2019 she moved to the Netherlands and started to work in Shenzhou clinic as TCM practitioner and supervisor for our students of acupuncture and herbal medicine.

Zhi Li

Zhi Li

Zhi Li is a psychologist practicing in Amsterdam and Rotterdam region. She works with individuals and groups to promote general mental health and parenting quality for the marginalized groups, especially the Chinese speaking people in the Netherlands and other European countries. She gained her master degree in forensic psychology from Maastricht University. She is also the Chinese translator of the book of Van de Kolk “The Body Keeps the Scores”. She is teaching psychology as part of the western medicine course in Shenzhou University. 

Jun Huang

Jun Huang

Dr. Jun first graduated from Guangxi University with a diploma in Chinese Language and Literature. Later she also graduated from Xiamen University with a diploma in Chinese Medicine and a specialisation in Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Before she went to study at Xiamen University, she already did an apprenticeship for 7 years with Master Gao Ji Ping in his clinic in Weifang Shandong.  She also has a Tui-Na Therapeutic Massage certificate from the Chinese Work Ministry. Dr. Jun is the fifth disciple of Dr. Chuan-Min Wang, one of the direct disciples of Dr. Tung Jing-Chang, the systematiser of the centuries old Tung Method of Acupuncture, an ancient Daoist Medical method.
Lili Huang

Lili Huang

Lili Huang graduated from Peking University Health Science Center with a Bachelor (2003) and Master degree (2005) in Clinical Medicine. She obtained her second Master degree in Cognitive Science at University of Amsterdam in 2008. Later she worked as a researcher in Donders Center for Cognition at Radboud University in Nijmegen and also assisted the teaching of the course 'brain' there. In 2015 she defended her thesis ‘The subiculum: a promising new target of deep brain stimulation for temporal lobe epilepsy’, and obtained her PhD degree in Neuroscience.  Meanwhile she became interested in TCM and completed her TCM study at Shenzhou Open University. She is a member of NVA and currently practices TCM in Nijmegen. Since September 2018 she started teaching the foundations of Western medicine at Shenzhou.

Clinical Training Team

Xuan Yang

Xuan Yang

Xuan Yang graduated with a Bachelor degree in Chinese medicine and in Biomedical Science in Hong Kong Baptist University and has obtained a Master degree in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). In 2014 she started practicing herbal medicine and acupuncture in clinic and neurology ward as a registered Chinese medicine doctor in Pok Oi Hospital - CUHK Chinese Medicine centre in Hong Kong. She  conducted clinical research in acupuncture in post-stroke syndrome and cervical spondylosis in cooperation with CUHK Medicine School and Health Department. She has supervised undergraduate TCM students from CUHK in their clinical internship. She later continued her specialised training in gynecology in Shanghai TCM University Hospital in 2018. In 2019 she moved to the Netherlands and started to work in Shenzhou clinic as TCM practitioner and supervisor for our students of acupuncture and herbal medicine.

Jun Huang

Jun Huang

Dr. Jun first graduated from Guangxi University with a diploma in Chinese Language and Literature. Later she also graduated from Xiamen University with a diploma in Chinese Medicine and a specialisation in Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Before she went to study at Xiamen University, she already did an apprenticeship for 7 years with Master Gao Ji Ping in his clinic in Weifang Shandong.  She also has a Tui-Na Therapeutic Massage certificate from the Chinese Work Ministry. Dr. Jun is the fifth disciple of Dr. Chuan-Min Wang, one of the direct disciples of Dr. Tung Jing-Chang, the systematiser of the centuries old Tung Method of Acupuncture, an ancient Daoist Medical method.
Q.T. Nguyen

Q.T. Nguyen

Dr Nguyen has graduated at the University of Traditional Medicine in Vietnam in 1998 and has worked as a traditional medicine doctor in acupuncture, tuina and herbal medicine at the National hospital of Traditional Medicine in Hanoi, Vietnam till 2002. From 2003 till 2008 he practiced in his own clinic in Hanoi, Vietnam. In 2009 he moved to the Netherlands and started to work in Shenzhou clinic  as a supervisor for students in acupuncture and tuina.