Dr. Merrell-Keijzer graduated in medicine from the University of Leiden in 1980, after which she continued to study and practice traditional Chinese medicine in China, Hong Kong and South-East Asia for ten years.

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Amidst the beautiful woods of Lage Vuursche, you are welcome in our new ‘resort’. The Clinic for Traditional Eastern Medicine and Acupuncture (TOGA) has since 2012 been located on the Hilversumsestraatweg 7, 3744 KB in Baarn, between Baarn and Hilversum. Calm, relaxation, luxurious treatment rooms and beautiful scenery are a few characteristics of our clinic.


The roots of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be found in the definitive medical classic the Nei Ching, written by the first emperor Hoang Ti. Commonly known as the Yellow Emperor, Hoang Ti is estimated to have lived from 2674 – 2575 BC and he was a practicing doctor and acupuncturist. Already in his time, the Chinese were able to understand the functioning of the human body.

TCM is based on the insight that pathologies are caused by disturbances within the body's energy metabolism. By inserting thin, disposable needles in specific points of the body, the acupuncturist can remove disturbances and restore the flow of energy. The treatment is virtually painless. The acupuncturist is trained in additional, complementary medical techniques, such as herbal therapies or dietary plans.

These means enable the acupuncturist to regulate the body, restoring the body's ability to maintain its energy balance. Symptoms are significantly minimised or completely disappear. Acupuncture is also effective as a symptom or pain relieving therapy, for example if the body has in some way been irreversibly impaired due to an accident.