Testimonials

“Janneke is an exemplary student of Face Reading and Facial Diagnosis and is applying this knowledge effectively in her own Chinese Medicine practice with her acupuncture patients. Her understanding of Facial Diagnosis is evident in the photographs she contributed to my book Face Reading in Chinese Medicine, 2nd Edition and I am very grateful for them. They illustrate my teachings wonderfully.”

Professor Lillian Pearl Bridges – World’s leading expert in Face Reading in Chinese Medicine, Feng Shui Master, international speaker and consultant  – Seattle, USA – The Lotus Institute, Inc., www.lotusinstitute.com, 2013.

Lillian Pearl Bridges

“I highly recommend Janneke Vermeulen who recently supplied beautiful, clear photographs for my Constitutional Facial Acupuncture book, due to be published by Elsevier Churchill Livingstone.  She is hard-working, meticulous, and creative, and was able to deliver to me what I needed and wanted with professionalism and a sense of humor.”

“I have also taught Janneke in several different Constitutional Facial Acupuncture certification series programs in the Netherlands, as well as several modules of my training program in Facial Soundscapes, a tuning fork facial that utilizes the theory and practice of Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.  She is a fine, knowledgeable practitioner, who has also sponsored and run some very successful facial acupuncture seminars for me in the Netherlands.  Janneke is a versatile, talented colleague, and I highly recommend her.”

Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, L. Ac., M. S., M. M. – Facial acupuncture educator, author, practitioner and creator of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture protocols – New York, USA – Chi-Akra Center, www.chiakra.com, 2013.

Mary Elizabeth Wakefield

“Janneke is a very dedicated practitioner and goes that extra mile literally traveling the globe to gain extra knowledge and experience to serve her patients. Her intelligence informs her work and her sensitivity and caring guides her hands. I am grateful for all the help she has provided me with my Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture workshops in the Netherlands.”

Virginia Doran, M.Ac., L. Ac., L.M.T. – International teacher and developer of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture – New York, USA – Luminous Beauty, www.luminousbeauty.com, 2013.

“With my husband, we were trying to get a baby for four years when we started IVF. We did a first round of IVF and I got pregnant. We were really happy but I had a miscarriage after 3 months. It was a real disapointment especially that IVF is very difficult, physically but also mentally. I wanted to prepare for the second round of IVF and to be proactive by doing something. I heard that acupuncture could help us so I decided to give it a try. I got the name of Janneke via the doctor. I went there not knowing anything but being open minded. Janneke listened to my story and told me she could help my body to be ready for the embryo to implant. She needled me three times. The sessions were absolutely not painful and I was feeling completly relaxed after them. The fourth time I arrived there and announced her that I was pregnant naturally. I do not know what happened exactly but I just know we now have a wonderful daughter. I would recommend people facing the same problem to try acupunture with Janneke, for us it really worked.”

A.S. – The Hague, The Netherlands, 2013.

“I contacted Janneke after I discovered that I had a low ovarian reserve and had been told that I would probably find it difficult to conceive naturally. Right from the outset, I felt that I was in good hands. Janneke responded to my initial request for information within minutes and a couple of days later I had my first appointment. The treatments certainly helped me to relax, not just through the acupuncture itself but also thanks to Janneke’s calm, positive and professional manner. Tips for mindful thinking and eating well supplemented the acupuncture treatment and after three sessions I was contacting Janneke to say that I had done a pregnancy test and got a positive result. I’d been charting my cycle and when I looked back through my diary was able to determine that the date of conception must have been within 24 or 48 hours of my first acupuncture session. I’m still in the early stages of pregnancy and hoping that all will go well but I have no hesitation in recommending Janneke as an acupuncture practitioner to anyone in a similar situation since I feel that my visits to Mermaid Medicine were a really positive influence on my thinking as well as on my body itself.”

S.R. - The Hague, The Netherlands, 2014.

“There are no words to express our gratitude. Thank you for traveling to Rotterdam all those years. Thanks for treating our mother. Thank you for doing that all! We – and especially our dear mother – are going to miss you! Thanks!”

L.H. – Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2015.

“Thanks to Janneke I am totally recovered from a paralysis of one of my vocal cords accompanied by total loss of my voice. I had to e-mail Janneke to make my first appointment as I could not speak at the phone. According my ENT physician surgery would be the only solution for this problem. As I did not want surgery I started acupuncture treatments with Janneke. After a while the ENT doctor was amazed that the vocal cord could move again and that finally the paralysis has cured completely! My voice is as normal as before. I am happy Janneke dared to treat my problem!”

A.K. – The Hague, The Netherlands, 2015.