TCM Congress

Foto: Trine Veiss Mikkelsen

Thank you for a wonderful 3rd Scandinavian TCM Congress 1st - 4th September 2011

Dear Colleagues of Classic and Traditional Chinese Medicine!

We were so happy and pleased to see you all, and we really enjoyed spending time with you at the 3rd Scandinavian TCM Congress 2011 in Slettestrand.

During four days, more than 200 participants, primarily from Denmark, the other Scandinavian countries and the rest of Europe created a warm, lively and open atmosphere.

The participants benefited from the pre-congress workshops and from wonderful daily lectures with internationally acknowledged teachers, who shared a variety of information on the congress topic: Chinese Medicine and the Fertile Spirit; Childhood, Nourishment and Long Life.

But we must not forget the fantastic quigong and yoga classes each morning and evening, which helped the participants unwind and relax, nor the music events with Peter Firebrace and friends or the Supreme Congress Party.

It was a pleasure, as well, to see the great and appetizing dishes for the vegetarians, and we wish to give special thanks to Rønne's Hotel for inviting the marvelous vegetarian chef. I am sure that it was not just the vegetarians, who enjoyed the delicious food.

We are so grateful that both national and international teachers offer to share their knowledge and inspire us all on this high level in the field of Chinese Medicine. It is possible for each and every participant to find something that fits precisely to his or her daily work in the clinic.

Once again, we enjoyed a wide rage of products and interesting news at the congress exhibition, and personally we enjoy getting to know the people behind our supplying companies.

Master training with Yair Maimon
We look forward to the Master Training Trilogy with Yair Maimon in the first weekend of September 2012. The Master Training Trilogy is built around the themes Po, Hun and Shen. The first time we meet, we will dig deep into Po, the spirit of the lungs, together with Yair and a specially invited guest lecturer. We will give you more information in the next newsletters, so stay tuned and we look forward to giving more detailed info about this event, which takes place only in Denmark

The Golden Needle Award
The Golden Needle Award is given to someone who has made a positive difference for the enrichment of the Danish acupuncture society.Once again it was presented during the Scandinavian TCM Congress, and this time the recipient was Birte Nilsen (Chairman of PA). The Acupuncture Academy has instituted the award with the criteria that the recipient should have made an extraordinary contribution to the decevelopment of acupuncture in Denmark to the extent that it could be said that the acupuncture community in Denmark is no longer the same.

Speakers 2011


Alex Tiberi - USA

Anette Koppang - Norway

Angela Hicks - UK

Barbara Kirschbaum - Germany

Debra Betts - New Zealand

Hans Erik Foldberg - Denmark

Hugh MacPherson - UK

Jani White - UK

John Hicks - UK

Lillian Pearl Bridges - USA

Nigel Tonto Ching - Denmark

Peter Deadman - UK

Peter Firebrace - UK

Peter Torssell- Sweden

Robin Saraswati Tiberi - USA

Sabine Wilms - USA

Stefan Englert - Germany

Stephen Birch - Holland

Søren Ballegaard - Denmark

Yair Maimon - Israel

Sea Gong CD & DVD by Peter Firebrace
A compilation of songs on Chines medical themes and Daoist dreams, which you may also buy at the congress exhibition.

"Probably the best Chinese album this year", Sun Simiao
"Refreshes the parts that books don't reach", Lao Zi
"A wealth of teaching in a few songs", A Student
"Makes time for the timeless", Zhuang Zi

Acupressure for Natural Pain Relief in Labour
Debra Betts is one of our teachers and has taught acupressure to promote at better birth experience to midwives, practitioners and pregnant women for many years. Now - at last - this professionally produced DVD offers a detailed explanation, fully demonstrated, of the techniques involved. Ideal for practitioners of acupuncture, acupressure, shiatsu and massage, doulas, birth helpers and pregnant women.

We are proud to present our own congress film, which will give you an impression of the previous Scandinavian congresses or maybe revive good memories. The film was made during the last congress in 2009 by Eitan Dotan from Israel. The film will be made available on DVD, and we plan to send it to all the associations of Chinese Medicine, which we cooperate with, as well as all the schools of Chinese Medicine in Scandinavia. If you wish to receive the DVD, please feel free to contact us, and we will have it sent to you. Watch our new congress film here...


GallerythumbPhoto gallery:

Photo impressions from the beautiful hours in September 2011, where the third congress of Chinese Medicine took place on the west coast of Jutland, Denmark. I wish to thank my dear friends Trine Veiss Mikkelsen and her husband personally for participating in the congress and for always being ready with their cameras to capture unique photo shots of unforgettable moments. Our memories are kept alive in her art work, and moreover Trine was an invaluable help during the whole congress. For more information about Trine's photo art work:

Recording of the lectures
AV Recording will record the lectures on DVD. These can be purchased during the congress and afterwards directly from AV Recording.

If you are interested in buying a DVD or CD with the lectures from the 1st , 2nd or 3rd Scandinavian TCM Congress, you may contact AV Recording directly through their website:

Video Podcast of congress teachers of 2009 view it live here…
Impression of or relive memories from the lovely Joy of Music event with Peter Firebrace and Lillian Pearl Bridges
plus band. Have a look here...
Spring greetings by Marian Nielsen Joos, congress organizer here…

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Watch the congress opening speak by Marian Nielsen Joos at the 2nd Scandinavian TCM Congress here…
Watch the film with the congress teachers made by AV Recording here…
Watch the film from the 1st Scandinavian TCM Congress here…
Watch the congress organizer, Marian Nielsen Joos, when she adresses the congress in Rothenburg here...

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We look forward to seeing you again at the next Scandinavian TCM Congress connecting practitioners of Chinese Medicine from all over the world. Inspiration and networking are the keywords! Welcome to a spiritual congress where good spirits meet! Congress Greetings,


Marian Nielsen Joos
TCM Congress
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