Qigong e scienza della salute

corpo - mente - spirito: Oriente e Occidente si incontrano

Qigong and health science

body - mind - spirit: East and West meet

May 7 - 10, 2015

Palermo, Italy


Cultural Center

“Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa”

Vittorio De Seta Hall

Michele Perriera Room


4, Paolo Gili Street


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An International Conference


Everyone has the right to safeguard its own health through prevention and healthy lifestyles.


The Conference "QIGONG AND HEALTH SCIENCE. BODY - MIND - SPIRIT: EAST AND WEST MEET ", provides the ability to open and deepen the dialogue between various scientific approaches of both Western and Eastern perspectives, according to a holistic view of the human being.

Thuersday May 7th the opening presentation will be free entrance for all interested people.

On the first day of the conference, Friday May 8th , the guest speakers will present their observations and findings, regarding the efficacy of the so called "unconventional" practices for prevention and treatment as well as maintenance and / or restoration of health.

The guest speakers will present their experiences and research findings within the prevention and recuperation aspects of health care, including recent developments regarding neuroscience, the practice of Qigong, music therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Bioenergetics.

In the other days participants will have the opportunity to experience various workshops offering Qigong, and music therapy conducted by experienced practitioners.




  • To discover and deepen our sense of connectedness as human beings through the practice of qigong (in its various forms: Zhineng qigong, medical qigong) and the effects of music therapy on the bio-psychosomatic level of human body. A centred mind can enhance and influence all that surrounds it.


  • To enhance awareness of the resources of human physique and analyze the processes of imbalance, and iatrogenic factors, causing imbalance or disease


  • To raise awareness of the processes of self-healing and health maintenance.


  • To propose an interdisciplinary approach regarding scientific research and their clinical application: for example recent discoveries quantum physics and molecular biology for the optimal management of the health today in current our society where the crisis of the current National health care system is increasingly evident.


  • To promote a free of prejudice dialogue among world medical ideologies thus leading to the evolution of the conception and perception of health in socio-cultural and scientific terms in the largest sense for the greatest benefit of all human beings.








The Program


Thursday, May 7th Vittorio De Seta Hall


Opening and presentation of the International Conference

Free admission



5:00 PM Vito Marino, President of Qi Association, Palermo,Italy

              The perspectives of "unconventional" practices for the prevention and health care and management.


6:00 PM Thomas Torelli, director

               Interview about the Film “Another World” production.


6:30 PM Debate



Friday, May 8th Vittorio De Seta Hall


9:00 AM Paid admission


9:30 AM Prof. Avv. Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of Palermo, Greetings


9:45 AM Mrs. Lucia Borsellino, Health Councillor of the Sicilian Region, Greetings





10:00 AM Kevin W Chen, Associate Professor at the Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland, 

                School of  Medicine, Baltimore, MD (USA),

                Major methodological challenges in the clinical study of the practice of Qigong Therapy


 11:00 AM Daniele La Barbera, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Palermo (Italy)

                 The holistic perspective in contemporary neurosciences


12:00 AM Ramon Testa, Sinologist, Como (Italy),

                 Qigong in Western countries: mystical research or long life practice?


1:00 PM Debate


1:30 PM Lunch Break


3:00 PM Lorenzo Pierobon, Music therapist, Monza (Italy)

              The dancing voice: the integration of voice with the Qigong and bioenergetic movements


4:00 PM Maria Luisa Vocca, Sinologist, Teacher of Qigong, Rome (Italy),

              Qigong to improve the world around us: Practical applications of Qigong for today's society


5:00 PM Giulia Boschi, Sinologist, Rome (Italy) - Vito Marino, Doctor TCM acupuncturist, Palermo (Italy)

              The path of knowledge in Lingshu: from the heart to the light


6:00 PM Debate


7:00 PM Documentary Film viewing : “Another World”, director Thomas Torelli, 2013,

              produced by BlumaLab and Lotus Production, 60’.


8:30 PM Dinner


Saturday, May 9th  Michele Perriera Hall


Workshop 1


9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Kevin W Chen                                       

                 Pain Management with mind-body exercises. Evidence and clinical applications


1,30 PM Lunch


Workshop 2


2:30 - 6:30 PM Ramon Testa                                                       

                 Zhineng Qigong practices


Concert / Performance


9:00 - 10:30 PM Lorenzo Pierobon

                The dancing voice


Saturday, May 10th Michele Perriera Hall


Workshop 3


9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Lorenzo Pierobon

               The dancing voice: the integration of voice with qigong movements and bioenergetics


1:30 PM Lunch


Workshop 4


2:30 - 6:30 PM Maria Luisa Vocca

               Begin with me: Qigong in every moment of my life. Simple techniques to be used in every situation






All participants can be registered by completing the application form below and submitting it to:


Associazione culturale "QI",

5 Contessa Adelasia Street

90138 Palermo,

or via e-mail to:

Contact Info:

Phone 0039 091 6512081

Mobile 0039 340 4024012 - 329 1370754


For Accommodation:



Additional Information:


We recommend loose-fitting cloths for participation in the Workshops.

It’s possible photographing or filming during the conference and workshops exclusively by the organizers.

Official language is Italian but there will be interpreters Italian-english-italian.


Payment of registration fees is required as well as the submission of application form filled in block letter in order to guarantee your participation.

The card and copy of the payment receipt must be sent simultaneously to the Associazione Culturale "QI", preferably by e-mail HYPERLINK "mail to:", or mail in via Contessa Adelasia 5, 90138 Palermo.


The reception will be announced directly to participants by e-mail.



Registration fees


                                                                             Full participation        only 1 day           only 1 workshop


For members of the Association Qi *, the FISTQ,

FISiEO, FISA, the Association OTTO **                     € 225,00              € 100,00                    € 50,00


For non-members                                                       € 300,00              € 150,00                    € 60,00


For students and under 30 years                                € 150,00             € 70,00                       € 40,00



The Performance and the film viewing is free for all convention participants.


For not registered:




MEMBERS of the Association QI                                € 8,00

Non-members                                                             € 10,00

Students and under 30 years, over 60 years old        € 5,00


Film viewing                                                              € 5,00


Coffee breaks and lunch are included in the registration fee for the entire conference, or a full day.


For those who attend the workshop we recommend comfortable clothing.


*Association fee for 2015 to Associazione Culturale QI costs € 50,00.


** FISTQ (Italian Federation Tuina Schools – Qigong), FISiEO (Italian Federation of Teachers and Shiatsu Operators), FISA (Italian Federation of Acupuncture Societies), Association OTTO (Operators Tuina-Qigong and Eastern Techniques).




Payment methods


With direct remittance at the Association QI, via Contessa Adelasia 5, 90138 Palermo, phone 0039 091 6512081, mob. 329 1370754

 Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 AM.


By bank transfer on c/c at:

INTESA SAN PAOLO, Succ. Viale Regione Siciliana Sud-Est, 210, Palermo.

ABI 03069 CAB 04606 IBAN IT55A 03069046061 00000000255

BIC SWIFT ITITMM payable to:

ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE QI, via Contessa Adelasia 5, 90138 Palermo.


Specifying participation:



Registration (name and surname) for 3 days, or two days, or one day, or one workshop.


Cancellation of registration (must be notified in writing by the person / to the organizing secretary):


- Less than 7 days before the start of the conference: will be kept 100% of the amount paid;

- No presentation at the conference: will be kept 100% of the amount paid.


How to reach the venue of the Conference































- From Central railway Station Palermo :

bus n. 122 (stop over Olivuzza) to Principe di Camporeale Square, and then off Paolo Gili Street


bus n. 101, 107, 102 to Politeama Square, then with bus no. 106 by Dante Street to Principe di Camporeale Square, and then off Paolo Gili Street


- From Palermo Punta Raisi: Bus Prestia and Comandè, to Politeama Square, then take bus n. 106 by Dante Street to Principe di Camporeale Square.


Organizing secretary


Associazione Culturale QI

5 Contessa Adelasia Street

90138 - Palermo


facebook: Associazione Qi

e mail:

Phone 0039 091 6512081

Mobile 0039 329 1370754 - 340 4024102


 Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 AM.