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Ineke van den Berg

Ineke van den Berg, PhD, is a licenced acupuncturist and herbalist, physiotherapist, and holds a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology.

Ineke van den BergIneke van den Berg has practiced as a physiotherapist and Shiatsu therapist for more than 30 years and as an acupuncturist and herbalist Thesis Ineke van den Berg(Chinese Herbal Medicine) for 24 years, with a special interest in obstetrical problems and complex pain disorders as CRPS type 1. Her passion for Chinese medicine lies in its diagnostic capability; specifically, determining the underlying causes of an illness and detecting the energetics of that illness in order to prevent disease. She has an extensive number of contacts among acupuncturists, including contacts in China and the USA. As post-doc, she works at the department of Epidemiology of the Erasmus University MC, Rotterdam. In addition, she supervises and works at her own private clinic for Complementary Care ‘Rodenrijs‘.  
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Thesis
The Contribution of Acupuncture and Moxibustion to Healthcare: an Evidence-based Approach. [link]   

Education
2010            PhD (medical sciences), Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
2004            Master of Science Degree (Clinical Epidemiology), NIHES, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
1992            BSc Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (The Anglo Dutch institute for oriental
                    medicine, Overveen, the  Netherlands
1990            BSc Acupuncture, European University of TCM (EUTCM), Utrecht, the Netherlands
1982            Degree Instructor Meer Bewegen voor Ouderen, ‘s Gravenhage, the Netherlands
1981            Degree Shiatsu therapy, Do-in and Yin-shin-Do (Acupressure), Baarn, the Netherlands
1980            Degree Instructor Pre- and postnatal education, Stichting Wetenschap en Scholing
                    Fysiotherapie (SWSF), the Netherlands
1978            BSc Physical therapy, Stichting Paramedische Academie (SUPA), Utrecht the Netherlands

Certified courses and re-education training
2010            Practical Shang Hán Lùn Diploma Course, Prof. Li Jie, The Netherlands
2003            Traineeship transposition Therapy mrs. Shinka, Macedonia
2001            Traineeship in International Trainingscentre of Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing, China
2000            Nei Jia Stems & Branches Course, The Anglo Dutch institute for oriental medicine, Overveen, 
                    the Netherlands
1995-2001   Psychopunctuur Basic Emotional Structuring Test I and II(BEST) Dr. Med. H. Calehr.
1992            Course Motoric Remedial Teaching (MRT)
1989            Course Touch for Health I, II, III
1983            Meridiaantherapie I, II, III, Baden-Baden, Germany
1980            Pré - and Postnatal education SWSF, the Netherlands

Ineke van den Berg, Pruimenbloesemprijs 2011Honors and  awards:
May 2011 - Pruimenbloesem prize 2011. Reason for granting the prize was her thesis. In awarding this prize, the Dutch patients associaton for acupuncture (NPVA) supports people who added a special contribution to the development of acupuncture in the Netherlands and thus contribute to improve health care.

Research
Ineke van den Berg investigated if acupuncture should be recommended as an effective and cost-effective addition to the standard care, using techniques from clinical epidemiology, meta-analysis, decision modeling, and cost-effectiveness analysis. 

Projects
Ineke is currently involved in the following projects:
- (Co-)Organising seminars Working Group Complementary Care, Erasmus University MC.
- Basic Emotional Structuring Test: early identification of psychopathology and problematic copingstyles with primary school children.
- Acupuncture treatment for Palpitations in premenopausal women: An Investigation through the role of Shén and Emotions and their effects on the Heart.
- Integrative Medicine

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