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The Therapeutic Relationship
Foreword by Dan Bensky, Noi Editore 2023                     


The book delves into the therapeutic encounter and its use to optimize therapeutic results.

 “Needling has an intense quality and our work is a delicate matter. Patients can be very demanding - it is their right, our task is to respond as best we can. At the same time most of us are not saints and we do sometimes get angry, exasperated, or confused.”

It explores: ethical behavior, creation of the therapeutic space, key-point in the clinical interview,

management of the problems in in the daily clinical practice, exploration of the emotions of disorientation frustration or inadequacy, communication, empathy and therapeutic alliance, co-creation of change in dysfunctional behaviours.

It presents quotations from the Classics, with their depth and accuracy on the relational aspects in the use of acupuncture.

The more than sixty clinical stories illustrate difficulties and solutions.

The work is completed by the contributions of fifteen international colleagues who present their reflections on the subject.


Shen – Psycho-Emotional Aspects of Chinese Medicine

Foreword by Volker Scheid, Churchill-Livingstone 2007, 480 pages

Chinese medicine with its intrinsic continuity between the emotional, mental and physical level, is a therapeutic instrument very effective in dealing with cases where the alterations of the shen are both obvious and subtle.

This book focuses on the psychical aspects of patients’ conditions and it is purposely constructed to facilitate practitioners’ formulation of diagnosis and treatment.

A wide range of classical sources are researched and the development of disease concepts and therapeutic approaches explored. The inclusion of contemporary contributions from subject specialists allows an integration of classical and contemporary thought.

Pediatrics in Chinese Medicine

​Foreword by Julian Scott, ​Donica 2011, 352 pages plus DVD

This book presents a comprehensive introduction to the unique benefits of Chinese medicine in treating children’s disorders, with a detailed description of etiology, pathology, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment stratagems according to TCM principles. It offers a clearly illustrated presentation of the main tuina sequences and acupuncture points, practical examples of the application of treatment principles and in-depth analysis of 18 case histories giving a useful insight into an assortment of clinical conditions, with an extensive discussion of the relationship between practitioners and young patients (and their parents).

The accompanying DVD offers an illustration of tuina techniques and day-to-day work.

On acupuncture: Conversation between an acupuncturist and a curious friend

Foreword by Salvatore Inglese, Colibrì 2015, 78 pages

Written by an expert acupuncturist, having in mind friends, patients, practitioners, medical doctors who are not acupuncturists but are curious about its origin, fundamentals and mechanisms of action.

The book presents biomedical studies, but it also includes the fundamentals of meditative practices and of qigong, the concepts of dao - way, the divinatory text “Yijing”, and – through precise quotations of classical medical texts – leads into the shen-psyche territory/field and onto the patient-practitioner relationship.

This work takes the form of a dialogue, facilitating the understanding of such a vast and complex field of knowledge.

This book has not yet been published in English. 

Quando il drago muove la coda

ed. Nottetempo, 2008, 388 pagg., Euro 14,00

Liu Hong, an engineer in advanced technologies, is a beautiful woman, skilful in martial arts and in informatic systems. Officially she comes to Milan to upgrade the communication system of the Shanghai port, but she is also in charge to find out about an illegal financial operation done by a Chinese high officer. And she wants to track something else. Some suspicious deaths and the theft of genetically altered viruses will involve the police, an Italian acupuncturist and an elderly Chinese teacher – helped by the consultation of the Yi Jing, the old chinese book of oracles. A compelling and exciting tale, that takes the reader into both Chinese traditional culture and contemporary reality.

This book has not yet been published in English. 

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