After serving in the Royal Netherlands Navy for 7 years, Joop studied Social Sciences and did his dissertation on the treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. He then worked as a counsellor in the Netherlands Health Service. Having studied Tai Chi since 1982 and an interest in offering a more holistic form of treatment has led him to study acupuncture in 1994.

Joop graduated from The College of Traditional Acupuncture (UK) in 1997 and has been in practice since that time. He also teaches acupuncture and Qigong at The College of Five Element Acupuncture in Dublin and is a Professional Development Lead with the British Acupuncture Council.

Joop teaches Tai Chi Chuan with the Tai Chi Foundation and offers also 5 Element Qigong in individual and group sessions.

Acupuncture, Tai Chi and Qigong are available at these locations:

Croftlands Practice

24 Westbourne Road

Lancaster, UK


Natural Health Care Centre

The Chaplaincy

Lancaster University

Lancaster, UK


Telephone: 07792 644402

Email: [email protected]