I am a doctor of medicine (MD) and I have the experience of working as a doctor for many years. Because of my interest in investigating new findings in treatment of patients, I continued my study in immunology and obtained a PhD degree at the “vrije universiteit van Amsterdam”. My research was about inflammation in autoimmune diseases especially arthritis related diseases and I worked with rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Recent findings have shown the beneficial effects of acupuncture on immune responses. This inspired me to study acupuncture and TCM at Shenzhou University Amsterdam, which I completed in 3 years. My focus, among others, was the immunologic effect of acupuncture in treating patients with pain and arthritis.
My aim in practicing acupuncture is to look at health problems from an additional perspective and make a connection between these two types of medicines (western and traditional). I believe this connection will be very essential and supportive to my patients.