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Resilience, our ‘Immune boost’

20 May 2022
Martien Brands

Martien Brands

In this time of generalized disease and the societal impact, the role of immunity is often overlooked, while this is an empowering force for us all. So the role of immunity and the effect of the ‘compromised host’ for the chance we really get sick, is analyzed in depth. Also, the implications for the advices to our patients are discussed in terms of ‘life style medicine’. The seminar is highly interactive so participants are asked to bring with them cases that illustratie their experiences in this topic.

Martien Brands

Martien Brands

Martien Brands is a homeopathic doctor, he specialised in homeopathy after having experienced the possibilities and limitations of allopathic medicine as a general practicioner 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 homeopathy at the University of Liverpool. From 2007 to 2013 he directed the Centre for Integrated Care in Amsterdam. Since then, he is doing homeopathic research on the effects on malaria, cancer and migraine and doctor patient interaction. He has a practice in the Therapeutic Activities Center Amsterdam. He is project leader for the development of a clinic registration database in AVIG (artsen vereniging integrale geneeskunde),

Since 2014 he is secretary of the Research Network GIRI (researchers in fundamental research). Since 2012 he is teaching Foundations of Western Medicine (MBK) and WM continued education seminars at the HVNA and since 2017 at Shenzhou Open University of TCM


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.

  • NVA WM, Zhong (Cat.2A), NWP, LVNT, VBAG
Dates & Time
20 May 2022
10 am – 17 pm (1 hour break)
Shenzhou Open University of TCM
Geldersekade 67, 1011 EK Amsterdam
Levels of experience
  • Therapist with valid MBK (WM) diploma
Number of participants
The minimum number of participants required is 20.