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How to monitor, record and evaluate patients development in an integrative medicine practice.

Integrative Medicine, part 2 – Research and Practice recording

May 12, 2023
  • Martien Brands

All forms of IM share one key feature: they integrate the personal features of a patient in the diagnosis and treatment. This puts some specific demands on how you investigate IM therapies. Orthodox medicine research focuses on the effect on single clinical points such as the main symptom. IM uses more personal features and specific symptoms to evaluate the person’s progress and quality of life.

This day is divided in two parts: first we use some papers to learn how to read them critically; what is the aim of the study, and how this is ‘translated’ into a protocol, and what are the possibilities to unite a systematic protocol with the variety between participants in the study? And which types of study methods are appropriate to evaluate personalized treatment – with a keen eye on how a person develops in life?

In the second part we put this into practice, to score directly from our files the different data – symptoms, features, biography – in such a format that we end up understanding better what we are doing, and also can share our work with colleagues, and eventually do a common research project.

We will exercise with each other, so participants are asked to bring some case data, which we will insert in the personal format.

  • Martien BrandsMartien Brands, MD PhD, was a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Homeopathy at the University of Liverpool from 2002 to 2007. From 2007 to 2013 he led the Center for Integrated Care in Amsterdam. Since then he has been conducting homeopathic research into the effects on malaria, cancer and migraine and the interaction between doctors and patients. He has been teaching Foundations of Western Medicine (MBK) and Western Medicine continuing education seminars at HVNA since 2012 and at Shenzhou Open University of TCM since 2017.

Shenzhou student: 15%
External TCM student 5%
(Limited places available for students)
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  • NVA WM-C, Zhong Cat. 2A (7 NAP), NWP, LVNT, VBAG, TCMned
Dates & Time
May 12, 2023
10 am – 17 pm (1 hour break)
Shenzhou Open University of TCM
Geldersekade 67, 1011 EK Amsterdam
Levels of experience
  • Acupucunturist, Herbalist or Tuina therapist
  • Therapist with valid MBK (WM) diploma
Number of participants