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Chinese Medical Center Maastricht



Our logo contains the letters of our practice (CMCM). It has been derived from the symbol "Fu" (see picture on the left) which is one of the most fortunate characters in Chinese culture. 


Basically Fu means a good, lucky and happy life for a person. It has five characters (the five Fu), i.e., longevity; riches and honor; good health and peace; kindness and virtue; and natural death (good ending). This also ties in the 5 Elements (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood) which are used in Chinese Medicine.

We treat your health issues with a wide array of treatment methods:

  • Acupuncture (with or without needles)

  • Chinese herbal medicine

  • Ear acupuncture

  • Electro acupuncture

  • Cupping

  • Dry Needling

  • Acupressure

  • Dietary advice

  • Moxa

  • Gua Sha

  • Qi Gong and more...


If you’re recovering from or struggling with a health problem your body’s natural self-healing mechanisms haven’t been able to do their job. Sometimes just a little help is needed. Most people seek out Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine after being disappointed with the results of medications and other treatments. However it is also very beneficial as a preventive  modus. ​That’s what makes Acupuncture and Chinese herbs so powerful. They work by assisting your body’s self-healing mechanisms and correcting biochemical imbalances. Treatment with acupuncture and Oriental medicine is your best choice. Here’s why:

1. It’s natural - All healing is done by the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Even the greatest surgeon can’t heal the smallest cut. Only the body can do that.


2. It works with your body, not against it - Your body’s self-healing mechanisms are even more miraculous than modern medicine. Most modern medical drugs work by preventing symptoms instead of helping to bring your self-healing abilities to the front. Often these symptoms (such as fever, inflammation, etc.) are actually your body’s attempt to heal itself. Blocking these symptoms can give temporary relief.


3. Side effects are minimal or non-existent -Experts agree, all drugs have side effects. Eli Lilly, Founder of the Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Company, once said, “A drug without side effects is no drug at all”. Also, according to Dr. Janet Woodcock, Director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research: "All drugs have side effects, and even the safest approved drugs have side effects”. Unfortunately the newest drugs are also the most dangerous, as their side effects are still being discovered. “51% of approved drugs have adverse side effects not detected prior to approval.” (Source: Clinical Pharmacology: Basic Principles in Therapuetics (3rd edition). Instead of the unbalancing effects of drugs, acupuncture and Chinese herbs work with the body’s systems to bring them back into balance. This means that side effects are minimal or non-existent, and never life-threatening.


4. It’s safe - Visiting an acupuncturist is at least as safe as visiting your doctor. ​


5. It is outstanding for chronic conditions - Modern medicine is exceptional at acute conditions - health problems needing immediate attention, such as infections, broken bones, trauma, and anything requiring surgery. It’s not as good at chronic conditions - health conditions that just don’t go away on their own. These persistent conditions are where Acupuncture and Oriental medicine is especially effective.

Logo & Philosophy
  • Out of Balance

  • Tired & Exhausted

  • Stress

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Menopause/IVF

  • Fear or Loss

  • Addictions

  • (Chronic) Pain

  • UTI's/Incontinence

  • Lyme's disease

  • and much more...


  • Skin problems

  • Acid Reflux

  • Asthma/Bronchitis

  • Stop Smoking

  • Allergies

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture form central components of any health and wellness plan.

With more than 20 years of experience we can help you with your care-needs.



Ben Willems, M.S., L.Ac. studied acupuncture and herbology at Yo San University and Atlantic University of Chinese Medicine. He obtained his Master’s level degree in 2006.
Ben received his Master’s degree in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands in 1995. From 1995 to 1997 He worked as a scientist in both Australia and the Netherlands on skin-cancer research. In 1997 he moved to the United States and worked as a fellow-scientist for the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) on the relationship between hormone levels and breast-cancer development in women. During his years in the scientific field he published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and wrote a chapter in a handbook on Environmental Health. 
However, as the years went by his interest shifted towards Traditional Chinese Medicine and decided to pursue a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Ben was a faculty member at Yo San University and Emperors College (both in Los Angeles, CA), Atlantic University of Chinese Medicine (Mars Hill, NC) and Daoist Traditions University (Asheville, NC). He had a private practice in Asheville, NC until moving back to the Netherlands in the Spring of 2010 with his family.
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