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Open Day
Saturday March 26

TCM Diagnosis and therapies for eye disorders

19 & 20 March 2022
Yifan Yang

Yifan Yang

Eye and vision disorders, either acute or chronic, bring direct stress or chronic discomfort, lead to accidents, frustration and mental tiredness.

In this 2-days seminar, after a brief review of eyes in anatomy and physiology in modern medicine, Dr. Yang will discuss the TCM diagnosis, the syndrome differentiation both in the local and general levels. After that she will discuss different kinds of diseases and conditions of the eyes. She will discuss the therapies, such as acupuncture and herbs. Moreover, she will give tips such as self-massage /acupressure, dietary advice to the patients to enhance the effects of acupuncture and herbs. Moreover, she will evaluate the specific contributions of the therapies and also their limitations. She will mention treatment duration, cautions and prognosis of the therapies. In this way to give therapists confidence and skills to treat this group of disorders safely. In this seminar, there are also time for acupuncture and acupressure exercises in groups in the class.

1st day:

  1. A brief review of eyes in anatomy and physiology in modern medicine
  2. The understanding and diagnosis of eye in TCM of the local and general levels.
  3. Acute conditions of the eyes
    1. Bleeding in retina or other part of the eyes
    2. Quickly reduced vision, and blurring vision from retinal tear and detachment
    3. Acute retinal necrosis (virus infection)
    4. High intraocular pressure and glaucoma
  4. Scar forming and leakage of veins in retina after operation or treatment
  5. Macular degeneration
  6. Early stage of cataract

2nd day:

  1. Dry and tired eyes, blurred vision
  2. Short Sighted
  3. Conjunctivitis and subconjunctival hemorrhage
  4. Burning, itching and painful sensations of eyes in allergy
  5. Chronic infection of eyelids
  6. Abnormal tearing
  7. Prevention of eye diseases in TCM


Yifan Yang

Yifan Yang

After having graduated from the traditional and Western medicine at the Beijing University of TCM from 1977 to 1982, she has worked as both teacher and doctor in the Chinese herbal formula department and completed her master’s degree in Chinese herbal medicine and formulae. In 1990 she moved to the Netherlands and opened her TCM clinic in Leiderdorp. She currently teaches Chinese herbal medicine in the Netherlands and Belgium, including at Shenzhou.


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.

Dates & Time
19 & 20 March 2022
10 am – 17 pm (1 hour break)
Shenzhou Open University of TCM
Geldersekade 67, 1011 EK Amsterdam
Levels of experience
  • Acupuncturist, Herbalist or final year student
Number of participants
The minimum number of participants is 12.