“With my treatments, I can help prevent illness by bringing more balance and harmony into the lives of those people who are not feeling well. Additionally, Traditional Chinese Medicine offers improvements for patients who cannot be helped further by conventional medicine. During my consultations, I take ample time to really get to know my patients and I plan appointments of 45 minutes. Sometimes this time is overrun. I don’t see this as a problem, because patients should be able to tell their story.”


Physician Helga van der Bent-Schut set up Wu Ching, a practice of TCM, in 1994. Helga went to medical school in Leiden and successfully finished her studies there in 1981. For about 15 years, she was a company doctor and insurance doctor. During this time, she experienced that many complaints could not be solved using conventional medical approaches. This was the reason for her to study acupuncture in 1992 at the Kylin institute, with an internship period in China. In 1997, she finished her phyotherapy studies, which were followed by education in the field of nutritional advice and neural therapy.

Over the past 20 years, she has regularly had additional trainings in both conventional Western and Chinese medicine. These trainings include orthomolecular medicine, homeopathy and specific acupuncture, such as of the wrist, ankle and skull.