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Respiratory Infections, including Covid – WM

Seminar Respiratory Infections van Shenzhou Open University of TCM Amsterdam
Accreditation NVA WM, ZHONG cat. 2
Duration Friday from 10 am – 5 pm.
Dates 17 September 2021
Lecturer Martien Brands
Address Geldersekade 67, 1011 EK, Amsterdam

€ 120,- including coffee/tea

Student discount*:
Shenzhou student: 15%.
External TCM student 5%
(Limited places available for students) *please see the payment and registration conditions for seminars in the registration form

Language English
The course is suitable for the following levels of experience:

  1. Therapists with valid MBK diploma

Seminar description:

Respiratory infections, including COVID-19 Diagnosis and management.

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.

What are the main principles in epidemics management, and what is the relationship between the type of microbe and transmission?

The course is given in a participatory manner, so all are invited to send/ present some typical cases they saw, for questions and discussion with a colleague. From there we can learn all from each other’s experience.

About the lecturer:

Martien Brands is a homoeopathic doctor, he specialised in homoeopathy after having experienced the possibilities and limitations of allopathic medicine as a general practitioner and working for Doctors without borders.

He introduced the teaching method with Homeopaths Without Borders in the Netherlands and became involved in scientific research.

After his PhD in 1998, he became a guest lecturer at the VU (Vrije Universiteit) in Amsterdam, from 2003 also at the AMC.

From 2002 to 2007 he was a senior lecturer in clinical homoeopathy at the University of Liverpool.

From 2007 to 2013 he directed the Centre for Integrated Care in Amsterdam.

Since then he is doing homoeopathic research on the effects on malaria, cancer and migraine and doctor-patient interaction. He has a practice in the Therapeutic Activities Center in Amsterdam.

He is the project leader for the development of a clinic registration database in AVIG (artsen Vereniging Integrale geneeskunde),

Since 2014 he is the secretary of the Research Network GIRI (researchers in fundamental research), and since 2012 he is teaching Foundations of Western Medicine (MBK) and WM continued education seminars at the HVNA.


Martien Brands is een homeopathische arts, hij specialiseerde zich in homeopathie nadat hij de mogelijkheden en beperkingen van de allopathische geneeskunde als huisarts had ervaren. Hij werkte voor artsen zonder grenzen.

Hij introduceerde de lesmethode met Homeopaten Zonder Grenzen in Nederland en werd betrokken bij wetenschappelijk onderzoek.