• Born 29 February 1940 in Wijk and Aalburg, The Netherlands
  • After high school (HBS) and military service (sports instructor) he studied medicine at the university of Groningen from 1961 to 1969
  • General practitioner in Groningen from 1970 to 1978
  • Daytime training in Homeopathy and Acupuncture in Nijmegen from 1978 to 1980
  • Oriental Medicine training in Antwerp 1980 to 1984
  • Acupuncturist in Wehe-den Hoorn from 1980 to 2004
  • Former chairman and now an honorary member of the Dutch Association for Acupuncture (NVA)

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This book is about a philosophy / theory about the universe, the Theory of the Elements, which even at present seems incomprehensible.
In Europe and Asia, it probably was one of the cornerstones of various religious and philosophical movements.
In China and in surrounding countries, it is the foundation for traditional sciences. Acupuncture is based on it and thus has an incomprehensible scientific basis as well. To me, this was an enigma, because over and over again I experienced that acupuncture works. Doing so, in fact, I demonstrate that the Theory of the Elements has to be a scientific theory, which however implies that I will have to be able to understand it.

The efficacy of acupuncture therefore instigated me to write this book. The reconstruction of this doctrine of nature, however, turned out to be possible only with some knowledge of Einstein's two theories of relativity and a number of ideas from modern western quantum and particle physics. The Theory of the Elements is a cosmic quantum theory. Being incomprehensible to the Chinese of the past, who probably got it handed down from an even more ancient source, it turns out to be very understandable and very relevant to our times with the aid of modern science. All the more if you know that the quantum character of this theory also applies to its cosmogony. This creates a whole new perspective of the universe.



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