FSL - Corso Medicina Tradizionale Cinese

Yi - Traditional Chinese Medicine Course

The Santa Lucia Foundation Irccs promotes in educational collaboration with the Shaolin Quan Fa Association of Italy, this first of its kind Traditional Chinese Medicine Course. The Course is conducted by Master Shi Yan Hui, Warrior Monk of the 34th Generation of the Shaolin Temple.


Subjects and Organization

The Course is devoted to cultural principles and theoretical basis as well as the practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine, according to the centuries old Shaolin tradition. Its subjects range from the history of Traditional Chinese Medicine, principles of meridians, accupoints, Qi and blood as well as strengthening both practical nursing and disease prevention pursuant to Yijinjing and Chan meditation techniques. Lessons devoted to contents of the evidence based Western medicine will deepen possible points of encounter and dialogue between the two cultures.

The Program is divided into theoretical lecture modules in the morning and practical, experiential exercises in the afternoon. At the end of the Course you will receive a certificate of participation.


Course Duration

The one year Course is offered one Sunday per month. The course begins on 15th January 2017, pauses for August and continues from September, concluding in December. In total the Course contains 11 lesson days (h. 10.00 - 13.00; 15.00 - 18.00).



Santa Lucia Foundation Irccs, Via Ardeatina, 354 - 00179 Rome


Application and Costs

Requests of participation must be sent until Friday, December 30 to shaolin.cultura@gmail.com, indicating in the email your name and phone number. To entry the Course is expected a contribution of 800 euros to the Association Shaolin Quan Fa Italy. The enrollment will be considered complete after sending a copy of the bank transfer by email.

It can be paid in a unique solution by 31 December 2016, or in two installments of € 400 each, payable by 31 December 2016 (first installment) and 30 April 2016 (second installment), with transfer in favor of:

A.S.D. Shaolin Quan Fa - Banca Unicredit - IBAN: IT75B0200805184000102329415

A maximum of 35 participants is approximately admitted to the lessons. Therefore it is recommended to make the money transfer after receiving confirmation by the Association that your request of participation could be accepted.

Members of the Association Shaolin Quan Fa Italy and the Staff of Santa Lucia Foundation can enjoy a discount of 15 percent on the application fee.



Shaolin Quan Fa Association Italy, M. (+39) 348.4129642; (+39) 329.0460898, shaolin.cultura@gmail.com

Santa Lucia Foundation Irccs, T. (+39) 06.5150.1500 / -1404; info@hsantalucia.it

All classes at the following times: 10:00 to 13:00; 15:00 to 18:00


Sunday, 15th January 2017 / MODULE 1 - The Cultural History of Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Course begins with an introduction to the history and culture of Traditional Chinese Medicine, inclusive of the historical development and characteristics of Chinese herbal medicines, Shaolin Medicine, the medicines of various ethnic groups in addition to Chinese traditional medicine.

Further topics include the origins of medicine in Shaolin, its characteristics and its historical development, dynastic aspects and influence on medicine, notable monks and their role in medical history as well as prescription drugs and their production.


Sunday, 26th Februar 2017 / MODULE 2 - The theoretical basis of Shaolin Medicine

  • Features, functions and trajectory movement of the meridians and their daily voyage
  • Names, number and types of accupoints and how to work with them
  • The study of the concept of Qi and blood


Sunday, 12th March 2017 / MODULE 3 – Shaolin Bone Adjustment Methods

The methods utilizing Qi Gong for the adjustment of the spine, peripheral joints and pelvis


Sunday, 23th April 2017 / MODULE 4 – Pain, Cognition, Exercise

Lesson of Prof. Vincenzo Saraceni:

  • Introdution to the topic "Health"
  • The pain
  • Postural education approaches
  • Neurocognitive aspects of rehabilitation
  • Cognitive practical exercises


Sunday, 28th May 2017 / MODULE 5 - The Shaolin method of acupressure

  • The historical origin, development, characteristics and care attributes of Shaolin acupressure
  • The study of the basic movements of the hands and feet. Module explores application methods such as combustion, cupping and moxa


Sunday, 4th June 2017 / MODULE 6 – Yijinjing and later health maintenance schemes

  • The concept of Yijinjing and its functionality for the maintenance of health
  • The explanation and practical training of Yijinjing


Sunday, 9th July 2017 / MODULE 7 - Structure-function models: dialogue with Chinese Medicine

Lesson of Dr. Marco Tramontano (morning). Relations between 5 models of structure-function interaction: biomechanical, respiratory-circulatory, neurological, biopsychosocial and bioenergetic models

Exercises with Master Shi Yan Hui (afternoon)


Sunday, 17th September 2017 / MODULE 8 - The martial arts, Qi Gong and concepts of traditional Chinese medicine: Synergies

  • The concept of Jin
  • The Bones
  • The Qi
  • Three pieces and four ends concept
  • The three external and internal combinations
  • The Sanxing adjustment methodology


Sunday, 8th October 2017 MODULE 9 - The Chan

  • The wisdom of Chan
  • The history of the Chan
  • The Buddhist theory of meditation
  • Meditation and health
  • The methods of meditation


Sunday, 12th November 2017 MODULE 10 – Routine Maladies: their treatment and prevention

Headaches, insomnia, spinal pain and peripheral joints, herniated disc, pain management for wounds and blunt trauma


Sunday, 3rd December 2017 / MODULE 11 - Methods for the prevention of spinal column disease

Causes, symptoms and prevention of spine diseases




Master of Shaolin, Shi Yan Hui

A Warrior Monk of the 34th Generation of Shaolin Temple, Master Shi Yan Hui was born in 1980 in Zhoukou, Henan Province in China. At age nine he began studying Kung Fu, Chan (Buddhist meditation) and Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Shaolin Temple and became a disciple of Abbot Shi Xin Young. After years of intense practice and training in accordance with the strict tradition and discipline of the Shaolin culture, Shi Yan Hui joined the select group of Warriors Monk of the Temple. Subsequently he has contributed to the dissemination of Shaolin culture internationally with presentations and exhibitions in many countries. He has conducted his work at major international events and in the presence of Heads of State and other dignitaries. In 2007, the Venerable Shi Yongxin, abbot of Shaolin Temple, entrusted as sole official representative Master Shi Yan Hui with the task of spreading the Shaolin Culture in Italy. In three short years the Master’s commitment led to the birth of the Shaolin Quan Fa Association in Italy to further spread Shaolin, Chan and Wu cultures as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine (Yi).




Prof. Vincenzo Maria Saraceni

Prof. Saraceni is a Member of the Ethics Committee of the Santa Lucia Foundation Irccs and full Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Sapienza University of Rome. He is President of the Italian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (SIMFER), President of the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors and Scientific Director of the journal "The Science of Rehabilitation". He was a Member of the Steering Committee of the Higher Institute of Health and also held the post of Deputy Mayor for Health and Environment of the Lazio Region. He has to his credit numerous publications on scientific and health ethics.




Dott. Marco Tramontano

A Physiotherapist and Osteopath, Dr. Marco Tramontano is Coordinator of the Physiotherapy Service of Santa Lucia Foundation Irccs and Director of the Physiotherapy Degree Course of Tor Vergata University of Rome, which is based at the Foundation. His clinical specialties include vestibular disorders, posture and musculoskeletal rehabilitation utilizing manual and instrumental therapy  techniques. He is also a Member of the Ethics Committee of the Foundation.