Blog Coordinators Dott. Mauro Navarra and Dott. Dante De Berardinis

  • 06/09/2017
    linkage (Shu), heaven (Tian). Heaven qi (upper part of the body) and earth qi (lower part) meets here, it’s a linkage in the middle of the body (Hun and Po).
  • 14/06/2016

    The Scapula—Studies of Tian Zong and related points.

    In the Chinese tradition the shoulder girdle represents one’s destiny, and  Tian Zong  encourages that expression,  the actions of man in harmony with his own destiny and his own genetic past, with ‘Heaven’. This implies  human kind  guided by an innate wisdom.

  • 18/06/2015

    Therefore, thispoint is a collector either for the toracic zone and for the pelvis, to removeand absorb.
    We must add to thatthe lowering function of the Lung and the internalization of the energy passingthrough the meridians.

  • 02/03/2015
    Forthoracic pain , restlessness-fan and occasional cough, rebellious qi rising,fullness in the chest with difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, vomitingof cold phlegm(the presence of Tan due to invasion of cold is also responsiblefor the cough. The phlegm is clear, white and loose).
  • 02/03/2015
    Qirising upwards, shortness of breath, spasmodic coughing, Qi obstruction,Blocked Qi in line with the diaphragm, a crackling sound in the throat withcough and shortness of breath; difficulty eating; feeling of chest oppression,heart  and chest pain.
  • 02/03/2015
    The Heart is the head of government, the emperor, he who works with his ministers, showing the way.
    The points which treat Xin Zhu as administrator of the imperial body are found at the back( north of the imperial palace)on the line that passes from the fifth thoracic vertebra.
  • 21/01/2015
    In liver meridian we have an extra point which is: LR7, Xi; Gu, Knee Barrier, name that itself is not interesting, but it can become if we think of the term Gu in relation with other Gu points and the knee, especially from a symbolic point of view.
  • 27/11/2014
    TE 5 Wai Guan
  • 27/11/2014
    TE 4 Yang Chi
  • 20/11/2014
    TE 3 - Zhong Zhu
Acupuncture S.I.d.A - MANIFEST

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The desire to see the stars

A 39 yearold woman in her sixth week of pregnancy. She had previously had acupuncturetreatment for inability to conceive after a miscarriage.

She was  feeling anxious , not sleeping, had night timenausea, oppressive feelings in the chest, a feeling to faint, alternatingchills and fevers, bad dreams interlaced with intrusive thoughts that kept herawake and which she didn’t recognize  ‘ashers’.

She feelsshe won’t be able to get through the pregnancy if she has to continue with these thought patterns leaving her anxious,pessimistic and above all astounded by her reaction considering this wassomething she really wanted.

Overweight,fat distribution  pear shaped, acomplication of gestational diabetes during last pregnancy  four years ago treated through diet. Recentlydiagnosed with metabolic polycystic ovaries with insulin resistance , badmigraine headaches with visual auras, treated during the first three months ofher first pregnancy with amitritilin and triptani when needed. These werestopped as soon as she discovered that she was pregnant. She also suffers fromchronic lower back pain.


Blood notsufficiently circulating in the chest.


He 1 JiQuan.

Ki 9 ZhuBin.


The patient felt immediately improved , from her first good night’s sleep but, above all,she feels more herself. Once again happy and wanting to be pregnant. Therestill remains the night time nausea.

Treatment:Bl 15 which the ‘French schools of acupuncture’ advise for the beginning of apregnancy where the woman is disconnected from ‘heavenly qi’ and going througha big life change. She responds well  andnow the nausea remains sporadic (leaving her a bit unsure if the pregnancy isstill valid !).


Having recentlystudied He1 in depth  for insomnia, I waspleasantly surprised that it was also indicated for other symptoms of hers andso was pleased to treat her so.


Accordingto Lonny Jarret  He1 aligns man’s heartwith the Heavens , the heart being the centre of the universe.

He1harmonizes Qi, opens the chest to spread the qi, eliminates heat and helpsagainst nausea.

Amongst thesymptoms there was: night sweats, feeling of chills, insomnia, restlessness, anxiety,pessimistic, unhappy, bitter and  regretfulthoughts,  a heavy feeling  oppressing the chest and nausea without vomit.

He1 helpsones capacity to Love, to accept that something ‘ Bigger’ and to allow one  to make that change(Massimo Selmi).

In therelationship between Sp/He, in particular Sp21/ He1, the heart receives bloodenriched by food eaten, the Shen receives  Yi  which  gives us our first memories.  But the heartmust circulate the blood without allowing for stasis and with constancy in orderto nurture life.

If a thoughtthrows out another. it is not due to He qi xu , it is an instability of noworth . But   if an idea gets fixedinside someone’s present consciousness it risks closing the heart off toanything else and becomes an ‘obsession’ (E.Rochat de la Vallee).

He1  helps one become conscious, gives it a nameand distributes it. A thought without a name is stagnating and becomes anobsession that we do not recognize as ‘ours’.


Ki9 is theoriginating point of the Yin Wei Mai. It is used often in pregnancy , but in thiscase, as never before , I felt it necessary to ‘welcome’ the guest and clearthe negative thoughts  from the mothertowards her baby.

Dr.J.MKespi  recommends it in blockages of theYin Wei Mai which connects heaven as creative yang ( in respect to earth), in chargeof the first embryonic mutations after conception.

For Souliède Morant Ki9 disrupts any hereditary or ancestral  transmission.

Bigler andRempp  say that the Yin Wei Mai  harmonizes the yin and Ki9  enables a ‘rooting’ or grounding. Thereis  a  network that looks after functional and spacious order within the pelvis and of the fetusparting from Ki9, receiving information. This is the job of zushaoyin(KI).

Doctor Paola Baldini.
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    In the Chinese tradition the shoulder girdle represents one’s destiny, and  Tian Zong   encourages that expression,  the actions of man in harmony with his own destiny and his own genetic past, with ‘Heaven’. This implies  human kind  guided by an innate wisdom.
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