Shenzhou Open University of TCM

Shenzhou Open University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Systems medicine and early diagnosis in prevention

Accreditation  NVA WM, ZHONG cat. 2, CGO, NWP, VNT
Duration Friday from 10 am – 17 pm.
Dates 15th of November 2019
Lecturer Martien Brands MD PhD
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
The number of participants is limited: A maximum of 30 and a minimum of 15 participants are able to attend.

Seminar description:

Main theme: systems thinking

After the deciphering of the humane genome in 2003, a whole new field opened for medicine. In ascending hierarchy, the metabolome, the proteome  and the genome have become levels to ‘map’ the process of human pathology. Where the higher levels have overarching rules, governing the lower levels.

Also, the pathway from initial to advanced to pathology becomes more clear. This can have important clinical consequences: new methods are being developed to identify biological ‘markers’ of progress of disease. Their combination in patterns in ‘fingerprint’ diagnosis may help us the coming years to predict the individual course of disease; and also assist by early intervention to return the process into a healthy direction.

And also here we see the possibility to converge the knowledge base in conventional Western and Eastern medicine. Research examples in this area will be presented.

About the lecturer:

Dr. 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), and since 2012 he is teaching Foundations of Western Medicine (MBK) and WM continued education seminars at the HVNA and Shenzhou Open University of TCM.