Foundation of Traditional Chinese medicine: 1st 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 am - 17:00 


September 04+05; October 09+10; November 06+07; Dec. 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

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). 

Doctor Checking a Form

 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. 

Physiotherapists Training

 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