TCM and Western Medicine Seminars

Shenzhou Open University frequently organizes TCM and Western Medicine seminars. With our program for this season, we hope to offer you a good choice. New developments in TCM, as well as interest in subjects by our participants, motivate us to search for new topics for our seminars. Well-known international doctors, professors and therapists are invited to offer you interesting seminars.

Toine Korthout MD

Webinar: Burn-out (fully booked!)

Burn-out – nowadays you hear a lot about it and it seems to happen to people of all ages and especially the young people.

During this seminar day we focus on stress, in particular from a physiological and pathophysiological point of view. We look at the generation of burnout, especially the millennials (people born between 1980 and 2000).

Esther Vriezen

Cancelled till further notice: First Aid Red Cross Starters Course (21+22 April 2020)

A short First Aid course teaching you all the necessary skills in case of emergency. A First Aid diploma is useful in your daily life and practice and a requirement for certain professional associations.

Xuan Yang, MSc

Cancelled till further notice: Acupuncture treatment for addiction (Nicotine, alcohol and psychoactive drugs)

Patients wanting to stop using cigarettes, alcohol or drugs all experience withdrawal symptoms. The withdrawal symptoms make it harder for patients to go through with quitting.  Acupuncture can be used as a safe and effective treatment to help reduce the withdrawal symptoms and help patients be more successful in their attempts to quit.

Qikan Yin, MSc

Cancelled till further notice: Pediatrics in Traditional Chinese Medicine

This course aims to develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skill of those who are working or interested in TCM pediatrics, so that they can become confident and effective TCM practitioners to treat pediatric problem by TCM method. Participants will be able to apply the certain theory and skill to treat common pediatric conditions. This will be done through the exploration the foundation theories of TCM pediatrics, diagnosis skills and clinical treatment of common pediatrics’ problems. Comparing theoretical knowledge and clinical skill support the development of effective learning environments and enhance the student experience.

Esther Vriezen

Cancelled till further notice: First Aid Repeat EHBO, 7 May (NEW DATE) FULLY BOOKED

Important: This course is only for holders of a `European recognized Red Cross first aid` certificate to keep it valid for another two years. The course reviews all the necessary first aid skills, including the use of CPR and AED.

Zhi Li, MSc

Webinar: Examination of Patient’s Mental Status and Addressing Difficult Topics (NEW DATE)

This one-day seminar includes 2 parts: examination of patient’s mental status and addressing difficult topics (e.g. suicide, violence, trauma, addiction, etc).
The main focus for this training, as a TCM practitioner, is to help you examine a person’s mental health status, when to refer extra care (e.g. requesting psychiatric for medicine, or psychological test), and remain your practice safe and comfortable to you and your client.

Toine Korthout, MD

Cancelled till further notice: Physical Examinations part 2 – Locomotor System

Physical examination is an important tool for therapists, not only to understand anatomy and pathology, but also in recognition of so called red flag conditions. Shenzhou Open University of TCM organizes a set of seminar days on physical examination. The topic of this seminar is the locomotor system. Participants will learn examination techniques in an interactive way.

Dr. Inge Brodöhl

Cosmetic Acupuncture (with Chinese language) 美容针灸讲座 (双语)(6th and 7th of June 2020)

This workshop is most suitable for practitioners who besides speak Dutch/English, also speak Chinese (Mandarin).

美容针灸是代替肉毒杆菌毒素和填充剂的安全替代品。针灸美容就是从中国传统医学的整体观念出发,以针灸方法为手段,通过对局部皮肤及穴位的刺激,达到养护皮肤,美化容颜,延缓衰老的一种方法。具有简便易行,无毒无害,安全可靠。

Dr. Inge Brodöhl

Cosmetic acupuncture (Change of date – 20th and 21st of June 2020 – fully booked – waiting list)

This 2 day workshop will introduce you to the world of cosmetic acupuncture focusing on the theory and the practice.
Cosmetic acupuncture is a safe and interesting alternative for botox and fillers. It has TCM roots and uses a holistic approach to the topic of beauty. After the first day focusing on theory, the second day every participant has to give and get a complete CA-treatment under close supervision. Therefore the number of participants is restricted.

Liqin Zhao, PhD

Treating Infertility with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Assisted Conception Therapy

Women diagnosed with ovarian dysfunctional infertility are common cases. Western medicine can do very little for such diseases and usually give contraceptive pills or Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRT). Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a great effect on these conditions, which can cure the root causes by harmonise the Yin and Yang, differentiate the Xu and Shi, therefore to restore the patient’s hormone level, regulate menstruation, promote ovulation, and enhance the chances of pregnancy. 

Xiongzhi Wu, PhD

Spleen and Stomach Diseases and Syndrome differentiation based on the Six Meridians

Dr. Wu Xiongzhi, a well known professor especially invited from China, will discuss Spleen and Stomach Diseases and Syndrome Differentiation based on the six Meridians focusing on the theory, pulse identification, diagnosis and treatment, added with some herbal prescriptions and discussion of the effect of Spleen and Stomach diseases on other diseases.

Baifang Zhu, MSc

Treating dermatological diseases with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

This lectures will explain you how to treat the common skin diseases (including eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea,urticaria and pruritus) seen in clinical practice with Chinese medicine by using diagnostic essentials and TCM treatments.

Martien Brands MD PhD

Cancer treatment – and pitfalls, in relationship to complementary medicine

This course deepens out frequent malignant pathologies, such as they are encountered by practitioners of complementary medicine, looking at their early signs, course and prognosis. We will also address cases of cancer patients seen by you in your practices, so we may discuss your experiences with additional treatment according to your specialty in CAM.

Dr. Inge Brodöhl

Cosmetic acupuncture (10th & 11th of October 2020)

This 2 day workshop will introduce you to the world of cosmetic acupuncture focusing on the theory and the practice.
Cosmetic acupuncture is a safe and interesting alternative for botox and fillers. It has TCM roots and uses a holistic approach to the topic of beauty. After the first day focusing on theory, the second day every participant has to give and get a complete CA-treatment under close supervision. Therefore the number of participants is restricted.

Yifan Yang, MSc

Chinese Medical Diet

Chinese medical diet is one part of traditional Chinese medicine and it follows the basic theories and treatment principles of TCM. The Chinese medical diet is not often used as a single therapy, but as medical order or diet advice in complete treatment because a wrong diet may cause certain disorder and a proper diet will benefit to patients and enhance the therapeutic effects of the whole treatment.

Martien Brands MD PhD

Pediatrics – Western medicine seminar

This day will deal with the main pathologies in pediatrics. Developmental disorders, infectious diseases, immune deviations such as allergies and behavioral disturbances are the main topics and will be discussed in an interactive learning environment.

Hua Huang

Classical Herbal Formulas in Traditional Chinese Medicine

This course introduces formula-specific differentiations, which are applicable for patients and disease patterns of the following formulas: Gui Zhi Tang, Xiao Jian Zhong Tang, Gui Zhi Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang, Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan, Wen Jing Tang; Tai Chai Hu Tang, Xiao Chai Hu Tang, Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang, and Si Ni San. This course will further elaborate on the rationale and application of classical formulas.

Dr. Inge Brodöhl

Cosmetic Acupuncture (with Chinese language) 美容针灸讲座 (双语)(12th and 13th of December 2020)

This workshop is most suitable practitioners who besides speak Dutch/English also speak the Chinese Mandarin language.

美容针灸是代替肉毒杆菌毒素和填充剂的安全替代品。针灸美容就是从中国传统医学的整体观念出发,以针灸方法为手段,通过对局部皮肤及穴位的刺激,达到养护皮肤,美化容颜,延缓衰老的一种方法。具有简便易行,无毒无害,安全可靠。

Dr. Yair Maimon, OMD PhD Ac.

Oncology acupuncture

There is a great need for practitioners who have skills in the field of integrative Chinese Medicine oncology. Almost any acupuncturist deals in their clinic with patients affected by cancer.
Oncology acupuncture is a special field which offers the acupuncturist distinct tools to help both patients with cancer and patients who have had cancer in the past.