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Dutch Acupuncture Academy

Foundation of Traditional Chinese medicine: 1ste Year

~ the new milestone of your future ~

Minimum admission requirement for this course:
Graduated from secondary school which is equivalent to Dutch HAVO, VWO level with sufficient language ability to follow the courses in English or Dutch.


Class Schedule: 10:00 – 17:00


September 04+05; October 09+10; November 06+07; December 04+05


January 08+09; February 05+06; March 05+06; April 09+10; May 14+15; June 11+12

Exam: July 02+03

Lecturers: Weixiang Wang, Jie li, Fengli Yao, Zhigang Yang, Marlon Tjin-A-Koeng

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Congratulations! you decide to study Chinese medicine which has contributed to our health for over 4000 years.

The course “Foundation of Chinese Medicine”will be a combination of virtual class (7 weekends) and physical study (3 weekends).

Mature Woman Acupuncturist, Doctor Of Traditional Chinese Medici

The main Contents of virtual class includes:

  • Ancient Philosophy of Chinese Medicine: the importance of harmonisation between nature, human beings and cosmos.
  • Bridge the east with the west: evidence based medicine.
  • Fundamental Theories of Chinese Medicine such as Yin and Yang, Five Elements, Meridians.
  • Physiology of Chinese Medicine: Essence, Qi, Blood and Body Fluids
  • Internal Organ System of Chinese Medicine: Zang Fu theory and their interactions.
  • Etiology of Chinese Medicine: Six pathogenic factors; Excessive emotional activities; Improper life styles; Ageing; Improper medications and therapies; Traumatic injuries.
  • Pathogenesis of Chinese Medicine: Body Constitution Theory; Predominance of pathogenic factors or anti-pathogenic Qi;
  • Diagnosis of Chinese Medicine: four basic diagnostic methods including tongue diagnosis and pulse diagnosis; Diagnostic methods based on pattern differentiation for internal organs, meridians, Qi, blood and body fluid, and mind activities etc.
  • Therapeutic principle of Chinese Medicine: balance of treatment and prevention.
  • Patients communication: a professional attitude as a therapist.
Chinese adult asian male doctor in clinic during tongue diagnosis

The main contents of the practical class:

  • First contact with your patients
  • Feel the body by heart
  • Practical physical examination
  • Pulse diagnosis
  • Tongue diagnosis
  • Read the body language of the patients
  • Patients communication and customer maintenance

Recommended Books:

  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Cheng Xinnong
  • The Foundation of Chinese Medicine, Giovanni Maciocia
  • Practical Diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tietao Deng
  • Atlas of Chinese Tongue Diagnosis, Barbara Kirschbaum
  • Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine a comprehensive guide, Giovanni Maciocia
  • The secret of Chinese Pulse diagnosis, Bod Flaws
  • Diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chen Ping
  • The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine, Maosheng Ni