The Netherlands


– Nederlandse Vereniging Acupunctuur (NVA)

The NVA exists since 1977 and is the biggest professional organisation for acupunturists and students in acupuncture in the Netherlands.  The NVA is advocate and service provider for its members.  Next to that the association also makes an effort for the recognition of acupunture as therapeutics.

– Zhong

Zhong is a Dutch association for Traditional Chinese Medicine.  It is since 1993 the professional organisation for therapists with a HBO – degree in the field of TCM.

– Yi

NBCG Yi was founded in 2006 and is since 2008 part of the World Federation of Acupuncture Moxibustion Societies (WFAS).  They focus on therapists who got their education in China yet they also welcome Dutch graduated therapists.

– Nederlandse Artsen Acupunctuur Vereniging (NAAV)

The NAAV was founded in 1973 as a association of Dentist / Doctors for acupuncture in the Netherlands and is the only professional association exclusively for Dentis / Doctors – acupuncturists in the Netherlands.  The NAAV is a community of practice of acupuncture doctors and is the contact point for professional and social matters relating to acupuncture by doctors.

– Vereniging ter bevordering van de Alternatieve Geneeswijzen (VBAG)

The VBAG was founded in 1984 to guard and improve the quality of the complementary medicine in the Netherlands.  VBAG is also a professional association for therapists who graduated from a VBAG recognized education.

– RBCZ – Register Beroepsbeoefenaren Complementaire Zorg

The Foundation RBCZ is an organisation of therapists who work in the complementary and alternative health care, offering the possibility to registrate for qualification and who provides current and reliable information for the registered practitioners.


Bo Yi     

Academy Bo Yi, Education of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  Academy Bo Yi offers professional and additional training in the 3 directions of TCM. Acupuncture, Tuina and Chinese Herbs.


Meditura offers a basic education and several extra training courses within the field of TCM.  The education within Meditura takes its roots in the old Chinese systemic thinking of “Stems and Branches” (Wu Yun Liu Qi).  This philosophy is described in ancient Chinese texts such as the Nei Jing, the Nan Jing and the Jai Yi Jing. The ancient Chinese observed the cycles, transformations and interactions of Qi: in nature, in man and between man and his environment. They saw the effect of these cycles on life on earth and the effect on individual health. These observations are described in such concepts as Yin-Yang, the five elements, the six divisions, the organ clock, the 10 heavenly tribes and the 12 earth branches. This whole gives a 3-dimensional insight into the combinations of qi. The ancient Chinese applied these principles in their diagnostics and treatment applications. This classic acupuncture is also called CCM (Classical Chinese Medicine)


Shenzhou is a SNRO-accredited institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Netherlands providing a unique curriculum in acupuncture, herbal medicine, Tuina and other therapies. The Shenzhou Open University has 28 years of experience in these programs and has a remarkable reputation in the field of training.

TCMA – Traditional Chinese Medicine Academie Nederland

During the three-year Acupuncture course of TCMA you will be initiated into traditional Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the international collective name for various applications of Chinese medicine.

Qing Bai

The Qing-Bai Academy is formed by a collective of teachers, who, on the one hand, want to show the originality of Chinese medicine as much as possible, while at the same time want to approach the contemporary situation of health and disease with an open mind. There is teaching with heart and soul, in which the Chinese philosophy of nature serves as a source of inspiration. The Academy wants to help those who are truly fascinated by Chinese medicine. We expect the same from students as from teachers: the willingness to study and practice and to look beyond the known paths.