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Dutch Acupuncture Academy

Foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine

~ the new milestone of your future ~

Minimale toelatingseisen voor deze opleiding:
Afgestudeerd van de middelbare school gelijkwaardig aan het Nederlandse HAVO, VWO-niveau met voldoende taalvaardigheid om de vakken in het Engels of Nederlands te volgen.


Lestijden 10:00 – 17:00

Study year 2023-2024

September 09 + 10 – physical

October 07 + 08 – online

November 04 + 05 – online

December 02 + 03 – physical

Januari 06 + 07 – online

February 03 + 04 – physical

March 02 + 03 – physical

April 06 + 07 – online

May 11 + 12 – online

June 08 + 09 – physical

Midterm Exam: February 2024

Examen: July 2024

Docenten: Weixiang Wang, Zhigang Yang, Marlon Tjin-A-Koeng, Gil Ton and Shingling Wang.


This location is valid from September 2023 on

Gefeliciteerd! je besluit Chinese Medicine te gaan studeren die al meer dan 4000 jaar bijdraagt aan onze gezondheid.

The course “Foundation of Chinese Medicine”will be a combination of virtual class (5 weekends) and physical study (5 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, Bob Flaws
  • Diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chen Ping
  • The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine, Maosheng Ni

Study Guide 2023-2024

Download the study guide for the academic year 2023-2024 via the button below.