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The history and syndromes of infectious diseases and epidemic diseases in traditional Chinese Medicine

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Vaccinations -WM

29 October 2021
Martien Brands

Martien Brands

Vaccinations have been developed to eradicate common childhood infectious diseases. A major question is: what was their real effect in a society that also improved in the last century our hygiene, nutrition and housing quality? This requires a long-term historical analysis.

The current debate centres around the safety of vaccines. What precautions may need to be taken to provide a safe intervention balanced with the risks of the infection itself?
And what is the role of informed consent and parental attitudes about exerting the UN human right of ‘having the health care of choice’?
Also, the current potential of science to identify risk groups for vaccination adverse reactions will be presented.

The participants are invited to present cases where they observed reactions after vaccinations, and whether there may be a relation to the sensitivity of specific children.

The options of CAM to treat or prevent adverse reactions will be discussed.

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)
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Dates & Time
29 October 2021
Shenzhou Open University of TCM, Amsterdam
Levels of experience
The course is suitable for the following levels of experience:
  • Therapists with valid MBK diploma
Number of participants
The number of participants is limited: A minimum of 15 participants are able to attend.

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