After her studies of Physiotherapy at the Higer Institute of Kinesitherapy in Antwerp, Johanna finished the Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medcine course at the Belgian Association of Eastern Medicine. She was directly touched by the beauty of this ancient method. She went to China, Norway and France to follow specialisation courses. But being a scientist in her heart she continued studying Psychology and Philosophy to find answers to the many questions left about the human mind, body and spirit. Since the introduction of Evidence Based Medicine in Healthcare and the paradoxical mission of an ancient medicine to fit into a scientific framework, she works on finding the right way for TCM to develop a scientific status. She studied Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Amsterdam and did research on PTNS (Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation). She published in Neuromodulation, Technology at the neural interface (2013 .Jan,Feb Vol. 16, Iss 1). She is active in the Dutch association of Acupuncture and in the ETCMA as a science coordinator.