Nina was born in 1965. She got her first TCM education during six years in Zurich, San Francisco and Hamburg, followed by three years of internship and continuing education at the TCM University Teaching Hospital and private clinics in Chengdu, China. She has been running her own TCM practice in Zurich, Switzerland, since 1998 with a focus on paediatrics. During this time she has taught TCM materia medica, formula studies, acupuncture and Tuina in the basic TCM education as well as TCM pediatric internal medicine and children’s Tuina for advanced/continuing studies at the major Swiss TCM schools. Since 2002 she has led regular TCM herb study trips to China, where she takes participants to identify herbs in the wild, visit herb cultivation areas as well as processing facilities.
Nina initiated the first garden for Chinese medicinal plants in Switzerland which was opened in August 2016 (www.tcm-garten.ch). Nina has a BA in Chinese studies and history from University of Zurich and has taken the newly established Swiss national exam for naturopaths with a specialisation in TCM. She is also a practitioner and teacher of Chen style Taijiquan.