Shenzhou Open University of TCM

Shenzhou Open University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Teaching and clinic training team of Shenzhou Open University

Dr. Weixiang Wang

Dean of Shenzhou Open University of TCM (independent), a well-known international lecturer and doctor of Chinese Medicine with 27 years experiences, professor of Nanjing University of TCM. He graduated from Nanjing University of TCM in 1989 and later received his Master’s and Doctor’s degree from the same university. He has had 14 years work experience in Nanjing University and the teaching hospitals in China before he started his profession in the Netherlands from 2003. He has a vast experience on teaching and supervising TCM students and practitioner’s clinical practice and has authored and co-authored 10 publications on TCM published in China. Before joining Shenzhou Open University of TCM in Amsterdam, dr. Wang also worked in Ireland, Hong Kong, Austria and Germany as guest professor and TCM doctor. He is Executive Member of European Associations of TCM and president of Dutch Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a licensed Chinese Medicine Doctor. Dr. Wang runs his own clinic in Amsterdam.

Xia Linjun

Born in 1963, Prof. PhD. Linjun Xia graduated from  Changchun University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In 1994, he moved to Hungary, founded the Dong-Ou Health Service Company and opened a Chinese medicine clinic.In 2012, he was honored to be 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;Vice president of Hungarian Traditional Chinese Medicine Association;Vice President and Secretary General of Central and Eastern European Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (CEEFCMS);Vice president of  World Forum of TCM;Bureau Member of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS); Vice Chairperson of Specialty Committee of Chinese Medicine Manipulations and Specialty Committee of Head Acupuncture(WFCMS);Committee Member of Examination and Assessment Committee of Senior Professional Titles (WFCMS);Member of the editorial board of the World Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine (WJTCM) ;and other positions.In 2012, he won the Outstanding Contribution Award for Promoting Chinese Medicine Culture in Hungary.

Professor Funian Yu

Born in China in 1955, Prof. PhD. Funian Yu graduated from Heilongjiang Colleague of Traditional Chinese Medicine (now Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine).
He currently serves as the Chinese Director of the Traditional Chinese Medicine BSc training programme, organized by Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hungary at Semmelweis University Faculty of Health Sciences, the President of the Central and Eastern European Association of Chinese Medicine Societies, the President of the board of supervisors of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies , the Board Member of the Federation of Hungarian Medical Associations (MOTESZ), and the Honorary President of the Hungarian Chinese Medicine Association, editor of the World Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine (《世界中医药杂志》), and the academic advisor to the European Institute of Economics.

Benjamine Baez

2009-2010 One year program in anatomy and physiology. Ecole Fleurs De Bach
2010-2013 Bachelor Degree in Health Science and Acupuncture. ICOM UK

Dr. Georgette Young

DAOM – Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine – San Diego, California
Post Graduate Studies –  Women’s Integrative Health Care & Oriental Reproductive Medicine
August 2000
M.Sc. – Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine – San Diego, California

Christina Maniavou

2002-2008 Bachelor degree in Technology of Informatics and Telecommunications, Larissa, Greece
2010-2011 Certification in Acupuncture, Athens, Greece
2012-2014 Diploma in Chinese Medicine, Athens, Greece,
2014-2017 Master Degree in Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China (Chinese government scholarship student)

Dr Ioannis Dimitriou

2015-2017 London School of Osteopathic Medicine
Diploma of Osteopathic Medicine
2012-2015 Tianjin TCM University, China
PHD in Theory of Chinese Medicine (3 years full time, Chinese government scholarship)
2009-2012 Tianjin TCM University, China
Master Degree in Acupuncture and Tuina (3 years full time, Chinese government scholarship)
2006-2008 National Homeopathic Medical Company, Greece
European Diploma in Homeopathy (2 years part time)
2005-2014 National and Kapodistriako University of Athens, Greece
Doctor of Medicine Degree (6 years full time)
2003-2005 Tianjin Foreign Culture Institute – Tianjin Central Hospital
Clinical Practice in TCM (2 years part time)
Chinese Language (1 semester full time)
2002-2003 Tianjin TCM University, China
Certificate Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (1 semester full time)
2001-2002 Lamia Vocational Institute, Greece
Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy (1 year full time)
1998-2001 Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy (3 years full time)

Dr. Pingzheng Zhao

After having graduated in China, Dr. Zhao has been working as a TCM doctor in TCM hospitals in China and in the Netherlands. He is a specialist of Herbal Medicine and is also a supervising doctor for students of herbal medicine. In his own clinic he is a practitioner of acupuncture, herbal medicine and Tuina. He has worked as a Tai-chi teacher for more than ten years. In order to spread and to develop the TCM techniques and philosophy, Dr. Zhao is a member of the professional organisation Zhong and a member of the Board of the Dutch TCM Association (Vereniging TCM Nederland).

Dr. Zhigang Yang

Studied from 1973 to 1976 at the Dentist Education in Shanghai Municipal Hospital. From 1982 to 1986 he studied at the Medical Department of Shanghai TV University. Between 1985 and 1987 he studied at the Shanghai Continuing Education College of TCM.
From 1987 to 1989 he worked at the Acupuncture Research Project in University Groningen, during this period he also worked at the Acupuncture Clinic in the Academic Hospital Groningen. He has teaching experience as lecturer at several educations.

Dr. Q.T. Nguyen

Studied Traditional Medicine at the Vietnam University of Traditional Medicine and graduated in 1998. Till 2002 he worked as Traditional medicine doctor in the disciplines acupuncture, tuina and herbal medicine at the National hospital of Traditional Medicine in Hanoi, Vietnam. From 2003 till 2008 he practiced in his own private practice in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Since his move to the Netherlands in 2009 he works at our clinic. He is member of the professional association ZHONG. He is also supervising doctor for acupuncture and Tuina students.

Dr. M.A.S. Satjadibrata

Graduated in 1975 as a medical doctor and in 1980 he graduated as a surgeon in Surabaya, Indonesia. He received his license to practice medicine in the Netherlands in 1994 and is BIG registered since 1998. He followed an education for doctor-acupuncturist at the Nederlandse Artsen Acupunctuur Vereniging (NAAV), and he is member of the NAAV since 1997. He considers acupuncture an effective form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that can support and supplement regular medicine. He is also a supervising doctor for acupuncture students.

Tineke van den Barg, Msc.

Graduated in 1973 as physiotherapist at Hoge School Utrecht. After 8 years clinical experience at a hospital she graduated in 1983 from the International College of Oriental medicine as acupuncturist (Bsc/Ms). Since then she is a member of NVA. In 1984 she started her own practice for TCM and works since then as practitioner. She has rich teaching experience in theoretical and practical TCM topics and medical basic knowledge. She graduated in Chinese herbs and Tuina (1995 and 1997). In 2001 she participated in an extended TCM training at the International Acupuncture Trainings Centre in Beijing. With the intention to integrate TCM and Western Medicine, she did a 3 years orthomolecular basic course in the Netherlands (specialized in Psycho- Neuro- Immunology), followed by a European Masters (Spain) in 2008. Meanwhile she followed courses in Bioresonance (2006), Cranio-sacral therapy (2009) and Laser acupuncture (2013). Her personal intention is to treat and to teach with heart and knowledge.

Xiao Fei Li, MD, PhD

graduated in 1998 as a medical doctor from “Harbin medical university”in China. He received his license to practice medicine in the Netherlands in 2007 and is BIG registered. In 2014, he defended his PhD thesis titled “the vulnerable plaque: from plaque instability towards thrombus instability”,
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. From 2012 till now, he practices as trainee pathology at department of pathology, Academic Medical Center. He teaches Medical Basic Knowledge (MBVK) at Shenzhou.

Britt Nievaart, MD

Graduated at Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum in Leiden. She is motivated and creative with a passion for medicine, travelling and painting. She uses this passion and creativity during teaching and teaches with great pleasure. She has been teaching anatomy and physiology in study year 2009-2010 in the English language and in study year 2014-2015 in the Dutch language at Shenzhou. After her temporary stop she is back in our teaching team, with more experience and new ideas. Her field of interest is acute medicine and Global Health.

Peggy Bosch, Dr. PhD

is a psychologist graduated from (the Radboud University Nijmegen), acupuncturist (Shenzhou) and Heilpraktikerin. She works in a large psychiatric clinic in Germany and has worked in various psychiatric departments, including forensic psychiatry, addiction treatment, general psychiatry and trauma psychiatry. She defended her PhD thesis in November 2015 titled ‘Acupuncture in the treatment of schizophrenia and depression’ (Radboud University Nijmegen). Peggy, together with her partner Maurits van den Noort, acted as an editor and writer for the book: Schizophrenia, Sleep and Acupuncture. She regularly gives lectures at (international) conferences, teaches at “International Lectures” in the Netherlands, and at the “Deutsche Heilpraktikerschule” in Leipzig. She enjoys teaching and supervises Bachelor and Master psychology students in their thesis but also during the internship. She lectures psychology at our western medicine courses.

A.C.F.M. Korthout, MD

Studied natural medicine at the Nederlandse Akademie voor Natuurgeneeskunde in Hilversum, medicine at the Rijksuniversiteit Limburg in Maastricht (Msc 1988, MD 1991), acupuncture C 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. Since 1983 he has his practice for natural medicine in Sleeuwijk. For many years he was teacher at the Stichting NAAV Onderwijs and its successor the NAAV Research and Education Foundation for the topics auriculo and basic life support. Since 2008 he is teacher medical basic knowledge at HvNA Education Natural medicine and Klassieke Homeopathie. He is since 2010 teacher medical basic knowledge (pathology) at Shenzhou. His lifely and activating lectures are highly appreciated by students.

R.E.X. (Ray) Mariën

Has been trained as acupuncturist at the Academy for Chinese Medicine Qing Bai, in Amersfoort. Then he studied Chinese Herbal Medicine at Shenzhou Open University of TCM in Amsterdam with Prof. Dr. Yifan Yang. He also completed the Western Medicine course (MBK) successfully. He regularly follows seminars and courses in The Netherlands and abroad to keep his knowledge up to date. Since September 2015 he is teaching Herbal medicine next to Dr. Yifan Yang at Shenzhou. Ray Mariën is a member of Zhong and RBNG.

Dr. Tianrong Ren

Studied from 1991 to 1996 at Zhejiang University in China for his Bachelor of Acupuncture. In 2001 he obtained his Master’s Degree of Anatomy at the same university. In 2008, he has been awarded Doctor’s Degree of Traditional Chinese Medicine at this university. Between 1996 and 2007, he has worked as an acupuncturist/doctor at the clinic of Zhejiang University, meanwhile, he has been an assistant professor at this university. Since 2007, he has opened his own clinic in the Netherlands.

Dr. Cheng Qian

Has studied Traditional Medicine as well as regular Medicine in China. In 1982 he graduated at the Hebei Medical University, after which he continued a study in Internal Medicine. He worked at several hospitals and academies in China. Since more than 20 years he teaches at several Dutch TCM educations. Currently he is still connected to Beijing TCM University, the International Acupuncture Trainings centre, WHO Collaboration Centre for Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Chinese Academy for Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing.

Cheuk Hung Wai, MD, general practitioner

Born in Hong Kong, moved to the Netherlands when he was young. Studied medicine at the Universiteit Leiden. After graduation in 1992 he worked as a medical doctor at the Surgery department of the Bronovo Ziekenhuis in The Hague from 1992-1993. After this he followed a professional education for general practitioner at the University of Leiden and graduated in 1995. Since then he works as general practitioner in Rijswijk ZH where he has his practice within a health center. In 2011 he started a second doctor’s practice in the Chinatown of The Hague, especially for Chinese because of their language and cultural background. There he works together with other Chinese care providers. He followed an acupuncture education at Shenzhou Open University from 2010-2013 and practices this besides his work as general practitioner.

Drs. Ing. Marlon Tjin A Koeng

Studied HBO medical laboratory education (immuno histology and molecular biology) at the Hogeschool West-Brabant and received his diploma in 1994. His martial art background made him curious what Chinese Medicine could offer, which resulted in studying TCM at our education institute. He graduated from Shenzhou Open University of TCM in Acupuncture and a few years later he received his Tuina therapy diploma from the European Academy of Traditional Medical Science. Besides his Tuina therapy diploma he received the same year his diploma Assistant Pathologist. He has his own clinic and also sports school in Haarlem where he gives lessons in Shaolin Kung Fu and more martial arts.

Dr. Shaomin Xue

Dr. Shaomin Xue received her master’s degree in 1991 from the Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, which is connected to the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing. Prior to this she studied for five years at Beijing Institute of Chinese Medicine, specializing in acupuncture the following three years. Dr. Xue has many years of practical teacher experience in TCM, both in China and Europe. She has authored and edited five publications on acupuncture and TCM. She is also chairman of the Quality Control Committee of PEFOTS (Pan-European Federation of TCM Societies).


Dr. Jidong Wu

Professor of Nanjing University of TCM. Dr. Wu came to England in 1993. He has been engaged in Chinese medicine academically and clinically since then. He was the Program leader of BSc TCM at Middlesex University – the first Chinese medicine degree program in Europe. Currently he is a senior lecturer and professional adviser to Traditional Chinese Medicine degree course at Middlesex University. Dr. Jidong Wu has been practicing TCM in the London and Cambrigde-area since 1994. He specializes in Acupuncture therapy. He is also adept at treating gynaecological disorders with Chinese medicine with good results. Dr. Wu is a registered member of British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), a Council member of The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ATCM) and Honorary member of Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM).

Dr. Shulan Tang

She graduated with a Master’s degree in medicine. After 7 years work in hospitals in China, she came to England to practice Chinese Medicine in 1991, and has since established herself as an influential member of the Chinese medical community. Her exhaustive schedule currently includes full-time practice in her private clinic, regular contributions to professional journals and completing her duties as Academic Executive of the ATCM and Fellow of the RCHM. She is a part-time lecturer at Salford University, and a visiting speaker at colleges in the UK and Europe. Dr. Tang combines her extensive experience of Chinese medicine, in particular gynaecology, with an uncomplicated delivery style.

Dr. S.M. Sukrisno

Was born in Indonesia. At the age of 15 she moved to China where she completed high school. In 1976 she graduated as a medical doctor in China. After moving to the Netherlands, she studied medicine at the VU in Amsterdam where she received her diploma in 1990. She studied acupuncture in China and in the Netherlands and is a member of the Nederlandse Artsen Acupunctuur Vereniging (NAAV) since 2005. She is also a supervising doctor for acupuncture students.


Dr. Liping Zhao

Former Vice-Director of the dermatology department of the Affiliated Dongzhimen Hospital of Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Associate Professor / Advisor of Master students, graduated from Beijing University of TCM in 1982. For the past 20 years she has been practicing, teaching and doing research in the field of Chinese herbs and acupuncture with an emphasis on dermatology in which she has accumulated a vast knowledge and expertise. She is also a supervising doctor for herbal medicine students.

Frank Roosen, physiotherapist, acupuncturist

Physiotherapist since 1981 and has worked in that capacity in Switzerland, Australia, and the Netherlands. There he worked in hospitals, a rheumatism clinic, a rehabilitation center, a health center and various sports clinics and private practices. In 1993 he graduated from the Nei Tsjing Academy of TCM in Utrecht. Since 1994 he is the owner of a TCM practice in Tilburg. From 2006 to 2014 he was a teacher at the Hwa To University of TCM where he lectured various topics. Over the years he gave several lectures at conferences in the Netherlands and abroad about the relationship between acupuncture and the I Ching, the Book of Changes. On this topic, there appeared some publications from his hand.

Dr. You-Ping Zhu

Educated primarily in pharmaceutical sciences (B.Sc., 1982) and specialized in Pharmacognosy of Chinese herbal medicine (Ph.D., 1989), Dr. Zhu is responsible for quality control and regulatory affairs at CMC Tasly Group BV, The Netherlands. He was associate professor of Pharmacognosy at the Faculty of Pharmacy, SMMU University in Shanghai, China.

His book “Chinese Materia Medica: Chemistry, Pharmacology and Application” is the most comprehensive source of scientific information on Chinese herbs. He is highly sought after in Europe and the US for his expertise on safety and quality matters related to Chinese herbal medicine and his in-depth understanding of the complex regulatory requirements for herbal products in the EU.

Dr. Yifan Yang

Studied Traditional and Modern Medicine at the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine from 1977 to 1982 and, after graduation, worked there as a teacher and doctor in the Chinese Herbal Formula department. Besides teaching and practicing, she completed her master’s degree in Chinese Herbal Medicines and Formulae. In 1990, she moved to the Netherlands and now works here in a TCM-clinic. Dr. Yang also lectures on Chinese herbal medicine in colleges in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Dr. Hui Jun 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 where he is practicing in a clinic. Dr. Shen has a broad knowledge of and teaching experience in TCM.

Dr. Feng Li Yao

Studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Jiangxi College of TCM where he received his bachelor degree of Medicine in 1982. In addition, he worked at the Jiangxi Research Institute of TCM until 1985. From 1985 to 1987, he studied at the Nanjing University of TCM where he received his master degree of Medicine, after which he worked as an associate professor at the teaching hospital of Beijing College of Acupuncture. He furthermore has been a consultant at a military hospital in Xiamen and also has worked in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In 2000, he moved to the Netherlands and worked as an acupuncturist. Since 2006 he works in his own clinic.