Janneke’s book Diving Medical Acupuncture is published the 19th of April 2018 by Singing Dragon with a special foreword from William Maclean, M. Sc., from Australia, acupuncturist and author of Clinical Handbooks of Internal Medicine.

Diving Medical Acupuncture will be printed in full colour, with a hardcover and will be available as an e-book as well and includes wonderful medical illustrations made by DNA Illustrations, acupuncture point charts, tables and underwater photographs. ISBN: 978-1-84819-323-9.

This academic book is the pearl of Chinese medicine and diving related problems with a particular focus on ENT disorders! It concerns a unique integration of Western and Chinese medicine and discusses medical conditions that either complicate or result from diving.

This book is meant for acupuncturists who are striving to treat and advice divers with specific medical disorders responsibly and professionally. It is very useful as well for acupuncturists who aspire to extend their knowledge about ear, nose and throat disorders in general, in aviation and the corresponding treatments! Advice for divers is given at the end of each subject, and is available as a handout in downloadable form.

Singing Dragon – an imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers – is located in London, Great Britain and Philadelphia, USA.

You can order the book at Singing Dragon, Amazon or; also available in the practice itself for € 55 (incl. 9% VAT).

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‘Divers around the world should rejoice in seeing this book published. It is a comprehensive manual of health conditions associated with diving. Incorporating both Western and Chinese medicine perspectives, Janneke Vermeulen details the clinical features of disorders that can be aggravated or initiated by diving, or inhibit one’s ability to enter the water in the first place. She gives numerous practical and effective treatments, acupuncture point combinations and lifestyle recommendations that will help practitioners treat divers better so that they can keep on diving.’
Lillian Pearl Bridges, author of ‘Face Reading in Chinese Medicine, 2nd Edition’

‘This book embodies both art and science – with her exquisite colour diving photographs, medical illustrations, and Western and Chinese medicine treatments, for ear, nose and throat (ENT) imbalances and other syndromes. The protocols are well organized, and can also be utilized for ENT problems caused by “frequent flying”, chronic sinus issues, colds, etc. Her last chapter beautifully addresses the spirit and the receptive, yin aspect of the Water element, which encourages meditation and a sense of being present in the eternal Now.’
Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, L. Ac., M. S., M. M., Dipl. Ac., NCCAOM, author, international teacher of facial acupuncture, and opera singer

‘This book will fill the gap between Western diving medicine and the acupuncture point of view. And it is easy to access for non-acupuncture medicals.’
Menno TW Gaastra, M.D., medical director DAN Europe for the Netherlands


As ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa‘ of Katsushika Hokusai (copyright Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam) is used for the cover of ‘Diving Medical Acupuncture’, Janneke’s book is included in the library of the Rijksmuseum.