Chinese Medicine workshops




We would like to give and organise some courses here in our center in Nieuw-Buinen. This year we'll start with a course about Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches. This course is meant as a further education and will be mainly for students from Switzerland and is of course also open to anybody else that has knowledge about Chinese Medicine.

Hopefully more further educations about topics not so often discussed in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture will follow. We are looking forward to welcome you in our center for chinese medicine longfeifengwu.

The course will be given by Janet Holtkamp and Bernhard Nessensohn


Acupuncture based on the principle of the ‘Heavenly Stems and the Earthly Branches’ is a way of treatment which finds its roots in the Zhou Dynasty, 841 before Christ.
The Heavenly Stems & Earthly Branches are used to indicate time (years, months, days and hours) and the directions and they are based on the theories of Yin and Yang and the 5 phases. In the human body they can be used as a tool to explain physiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment.

The Heavenly Stems are divided in 5 Yin and 5 Yang Stems and correspond with the 5 phases: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Each Stem also corresponds to an organ-energy, one Yin and one Yang.

The Earthly Branches are 12 in number and correspond to the 12 organ-energies.

In a year there is always a combination of a Stem and a Branch with a total of 60 possible combinations.
Every year/month/day/hour has a certain Stem and a certain Branch. By looking at the date of birth of person we can determine their strong an weak energies and treat accordingly to bring the person back to their own individuality.










course Stems & Branches
course date   inscribing
course I: Great Movements, 4 Emanations, Heavenly Stems, Earthly Branches, four possibilities, Six divisions 27 April - 02 May 2013 for more information download the flyer email
course II: Stems & Branches of the 4 pillars, Bagua, Loshu, Hetu, forbidden meridians, open hourly point system 27 - 31 May 2013 for more information download the flyer email