Joan Duveen was originally trained as a physiotherapist. He worked as a physiotherapist in his own private clinic, in a health center, till 1990. In these years he was also a teacher in anatomy, physiology, and massage at a college for physiotherapy.
He started studying Chinese medicine in 1975.
Graduated from the Dutch Society for Acupuncture, Holland in 1982, he became B.Ac in 1986 at ICOM Holland and M.Ac in 1991 at ICOM England. He was a regular staff member at the International College of Oriental Medicine UK for 16 years, teaching Chinese Medicine in year 3 and 4.
He is a co-founder of the Study center Pakua. This study center organizes postgraduate courses in Philosophical Chinese medicine. After 13 years he resigned as chairman of Pakua.
In 1992 he traveled to China to visit the Colleges of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing, Chengdu, Hong Kong, and Shanghai
Besides being a practitioner in his private clinic in Holland he is an international teacher for many years in Chinese philosophy and acupuncture. He is specialized in pediatrics (studied with Julien Scott), pulse diagnosis (studied with Dr. van Buren and Dr. L. Hammer and others), acupuncture according to the five elements and the philosophy of stems and branches, taking into account the constitutional energies by birth, based on the Chinese calendar.
About these subjects, he wrote several articles in magazines for Chinese medicine.
Upcoming Lectures in the ICCM congress 2019
- Joan Duveen – Applications of classical human typologies in acupuncture clinic – the 10 great movements (English), Tuesday, April 2nd, 14:30-16:00
- Joan Duveen – Applications of classical human typologies in acupuncture clinic – the 10 great movements Part 2(English), Tuesday, April 2nd, 16:30-18:00
- Joan Duve'en + Rani Ayal – The challenges of unbalanced great movements – answers and solutions in the clinic, Thursday, April 4th .
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