Who I Am and What I Do
"I’ve been a Chinese Medicine therapist since 2012, and I regard each patient as a whole, rather than as an illness to be defeated. I believe in nurturing, rather than battling against the body. Every day, I strive to both educate and heal my patients, empowering them to live better and healthier lives"
My name is Cedric Mallants, global citizen, born in Belgium in 1981 before being raised in South Africa and then France. My life journey has also brought me through Taiwan before finally touching down in the Netherlands where I have decided to build my future and my home.
Chinese Martial Arts has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. At the age of 7, Grand-Master Su Jin Miao (蘇金淼, Taiwan) took me under his wing and I started the intense but powerful road of understanding my body and soul through the practicing of Kung Fu, Qi Gong and Tai Ji Quan. Throughout my teaching I started to gain interest in Chinese Medicine. This is when I understood that one is complementary to the other and that combined they have great healing powers.
In 2008, I undertook studying TCM in a private French school - “l’Institut de Médecine Traditionnelle Chinoise” (I.M.T.C). This school was the ideal choice as the program offered was approved and certified by the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and by the Scientific Committee of Pekin Central Hospital of TCM, both China State owned organizations.
After the 4-year program, I then pursued my training as an intern within the Clinic of Dr. Lee Chen Yu located in Taiwan (Taipei). This amazing opportunity allowed me to discover and enjoy the beauties of Taiwan during 4 years, while in parallel I gained the professional experience I needed alongside Dr. Lee Chen Yu, who taught me the essentials of Chinese medicine and how to integrate this knowledge within a practice of my own.
My beautiful wife, named Jo, was offered a career opportunity in the Netherlands and that is what lead us to leaving Taiwan to settle in the cozy and welcoming town of Eindhoven. In 2018, I graduated from the Shen Zhou open University (Amsterdam) in the Foundations of Western medicine which will allow me to combine both Western and Chinese Medicine, to reach the best individual treatment I can offer to my patients.
I continue being passionate about martial arts and lead in parallel the project of opening a Kung Fu school in the Netherlands. Grand-Master Su Jin Miao organizes each year the annual training regrouping all his worldwide students in Taiwan. I participate in this program in order to continue perfecting my art but also to follow-up with the students and “Shi Fu” (instructors) of the 3 schools I supervise in France.