General Secretary 1983-2010
Dr. François Beyens, MD, Brussels, Belgium
University: Doctor in Medicine from University of Louvain, Belgium. Candidate in Philosophy and Letters from Belgian National Jury. Licentiate of the London College of Osteopathy (for MDs).
Languages: French, English, Spanish, Chinese.
From 1968 to 1971: study in Hong Kong and Taiwan, student of Chinese and acupuncture with several masters: Lu Yi Gong, Wu Wei Ping, Zhuang Yu Ming and Huang Wei San.
Since 1971: back in Brussels, practicing acupuncture since then.
Founding member of the Belgian Association of Medical Acupuncturists. Teaching Monitor during 10 years. Main teacher for 16 years.
Successively Vice-President and President. Instrumental in most of its activities: courses, seminars, study trips to Taiwan, Hong-Kong, Vienna, London, Sofia, Prague, Riga, Cyprus . Active participation in more than 150 international congresses or symposiums.
Founding member and General Secretary (1983-2010) of the International Council of Acupuncture and Related Techniques (ICMART), an umbrella association of about 90 medical associations of acupuncture, representing more than 35.000 medical acupuncturists.
Seminars in many countries: France, England, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Spain, Morocco, Brazil, USA, Denmark, Israel, Austria, Sweden, Canada, Porto Rico, Bulgaria, Latvia, etc.
Since 1989 training personally dozens of medical acupuncturists.
Translation into french of Chen Ji-Rui: Acupuncture case histories.
Publication of three books: Revisiting Acupuncture, vol. I, II and III.
Open-minded defender and critical promoter of Medical Acupuncture.