Martine Cornelissen (1971) is a Herbalist and Acupuncturist with a main focus on Women’s disorders and Fertility. She received her Master’s degree in Eastern Languages & Cultures from the University of Ghent (Belgium) in 1989. She graduated with merit and moved to Shanghai where she completed 2 years study at Fudan University.
After that she moved to the Netherlands and graduated Cumlaude in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine at the Academy of Chinese Medicine Qing-Bai, then continued further gynaecology-studies in Jinan (China) where she studied extensively with dr. Li Xiu-zhen and prof. Lian Fang at the Fertility and IVF departments of Shandong University Hospital of TCM. To this day, Martine regularly goes back to China for additional training.
Martine was also trained by Dr Trevor Wing in The Women’s Natural Health Practice in London, where she succesfully completed the TCM Gynaecology course with a first class degree (91%). She also finished prof. Yuning Wu’s Gynaecology course at Witten University in Germany.
Besides being a passionate healthpractitioner, Martine is a faculty member in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs at Qing-Bai TCM Academy in the Netherlands, she also lectures at Congresses and postgraduate Gynaecology and Fertility classes abroad.
An important starting point for her work is to help women become aware of their thoughtpatterns and to assist them in rebalancing their life and health.
Martine is of Belgian nationality, but love brought her to the Netherlands. She is the mother of two children, loves to play the piano and also practises yoga and portrait sculpture.
Yvonne van Buijten
Yvonne van Buijten (1972) is an Acupuncturist and Herbalist and successfully completed the Gynaecology specialisation at the Academy for Chinese Medicine Qing-Bai.
The first twenty years of her working life, Yvonne worked as a general nurse and later on as a dialysis nurse in different hospitals. Her interest in alternative medicine and especially Chinese Medicine brought her to start her acupucture education in 2005, immediately followed by Chinese Herbal Medicine and straight on to further specialisation in TCM-Gynaecology. Yvonne did clinical internships iat the 2nd People Hospital in Qingdao (China) and at the Fertility and IVF departments of Shandong University Hospital of TCM in Jinan (China). She finds the connection between Western and Eastern medicine within gynaecology to be enormously enriching and experiences helping couples becoming parents as deeply gratifying.
Besides working at Zi Yuan Ting practice, Yvonne has her own practice in Langeraar. In her free time, she likes to play the cello, practice yoga and go for nature walks with her husband and their dog Tess.
Ineke van der Ham
Ineke van der Ham (1953) is an Acupuncturist and Herbalist. After receiving her physiotherapy degree at 21 years old, she specialised in sport physiotherapy and completed a manual therapy course, as well as different trainer and coach courses. She went on to work in international top-level sport for fifteen years, accompanying the Dutch women’s and men’s volleyball team, the Dutch short track skating select team and the Japanese Daiei and Pioneer teams. During this period she discovered the unity of body and mind, which caused her to switch to acupuncture. In 1994 she received her Acupuncture degree and started her own practice. Ever since Ineke has visited China yearly to stay up to date in her field.
Over the years, Ineke specialised in gynaecology - attending prof. Yuning Wu’s lectures at the University of Witten-Herdecke with Martine - and dermatology with Mazin Al-Khafaji in London. Her herbal thesis was about the treatment of miscarriages in Chinese medicine.
‘I love working with people. In Western Medicine people are subject to the therapy: it just happens to you. On the other hand, my treatments are focused on the people themselves. I stimulate the body to recover itself. I also give advice: ways in which people get a better grip on their own health.’
Ineke is a teacher at the Qing Bai Academy, where she teaches both the acupuncture course and the training program. Aside from this she assists intervision groups of new graduates. In her free time, she likes to dance, run and read. She loves to enjoy all the cultural and culinary highlights Amsterdam has to offer.
Gwen Soesman (1967) received her degree in Classical Chinese Acupuncture from the Academy for Chinese Medicine Qing-Bai.
After graduation, she enthusiastically delved into Gynaecology, as well as Pain Relief specialisations according to the Dr Tan Balance method, which she completed successfully. To deepen her knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine, she did an intensive internship at the 2nd People Hospital in Qingdao, China.
Gwen is also a trained Cosmetic and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncturist.
Aside from her work at Zi Yuan Ting, Gwen has her own practice in Loenen aan de Vecht. She is mother of Tim, enjoys life as much as possible and plays the cello. She loves to read, listen to music, work out and cook.