CURRICULUM VITAE – RINALDO RINALDI
1979 Diploma of Rehabilitation Therapist released by the Clinic of Neurologic-Mental Diseases,
II Chair of Sapienza State University of Rome.
2004 II-level Degree of Doctor in Physiotherapy at “Tor Vergata” University of Rome.
1980 Certificate of the Traditional Chinese Massage 2-year Course of the Advanced Studies
School of the Paracelso Institute.
1980-81 Participation in a seminar on Traditional Chinese Massage in Orthopedics run by Prof. Xu
Wansheng of the Beijing Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, organized by the
1982 Certificate of the Theoretical-practical Intensive Course on the Vertebral Spine Painful
Diseases treated with Manipulative Medicine and Homoeopathy, run by the Homoeopathic
Noble College and by the British Association of Manipulative Medicine at the Institute of
History of Medicine, Sapienza State University of Rome.
1985-86 Certificate of the 1st Updating Course in Rehabilitative Medicine at the San Camillo
Hospital of Rome, especially focused on kinesitherapy, classic massotherapy and
1986 Seminar on Traditional Chinese Massage hold by Prof. Zhong Xueji and Dr. Liu Pang
Nam of the Nanjing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Florence School of
Course of Traditional Chinese Massage run by Dr. Sun Jie of the Beijing Academy of
Traditional Chinese Medicine at the “Soma Center” in Milan.
1986 Intensive courses of Traditional Chinese Massage at the Sino-Japanese Friendship Hospital
and at the Guang An Men Hospital in Beijing.
1989, 1995, 2000~2006
Intensive courses of Tuina at the Beijing Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
2005 Intensive course of Tuina at the Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese
Since 1979 He starts his working activity as a rehabilitation and Tuina therapist at the Paracelso
Clinic in Rome.
Since 1984 Member of the editorial committee that founded and edits the journal TCM Trends –
Researches and systematization in Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is at present
Director of Editorial Office.
1987 Becomes a member of the educational staff of the Advanced Studies School of the
1987-1988 Cycle of theoretical-practical lectures on the Fundamental Principles of Physiology and
Pathology in Classic Western Massotherapy and Traditional Chinese Massage at the
Italian Association of Acupuncture-moxibustion and Traditional Chinese medicine
1988-1989 On behalf of Paracelso Institute, holds a cycle of conferences on Traditional Chinese
Massage and Therapeutic Chinese Gymnastics at the Special School for Rehabilitation
Therapists of the Clinic of Neurologic-Mental Diseases, II Chair of Sapienza State
University of Rome.
1987 Cycle of conferences addressed to not-graduate health professionals (rehabilitation
therapists, professional nurses, etc.) on Traditional Chinese Massage – features, functions,
applications at A. Gemelli University Polyclinic; G.B. Grassi Hospital in Ostia-Rome;
School of Professional Nurses of the Italian Red Cross in Rome; Aurelia Hospital in Rome.
1989-1990 Cycle of lectures on Traditional Chinese massage at the School of Massophysioterapists at
the Public Local Health Unit RM16 Forlanini Hospital.
1988 Participates in the IV Updating Course in Rehabilitative Medicine at the San Camillo
Hospital of Rome with a paper titled Treatment of acute lumbago due to trauma with
Traditional Chinese Massage.
1990 Holds a conference on “The Manual Therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine” addressed
to rehabilitation therapists at the S. Lucia Clinic in Rome.
1991 Participates in the foundation of the Permanent Working Group on Acupuncture
Complementary Techniques (Plum-blossom Needle, Cupping therapy and Auricular
therapy, etc.) on the initiative of the Latium Region. Task of this organism is to establish an
informative activity on the subject for not graduate health professionals.
1991-1992 He is appointed teacher at the Regional School for Rehabilitation Therapists of the
Polyvalent Educational Centre of the Public Local Health Unit RM12 for training in classic
massotherapy, reflexologic massotherapy, Tuina. Such appointment has been renewed until
1992-1993 He is appointed teacher at the Updating Theoretical-Practical Course of Traditional
Chinese Massage organized by the Local Health Unit RM35 for Rehabilitation Therapists.
1992-1993 Teacher on the subject “Methodology of Rehabilitation Techniques” at the Public Local
Health Unit RM19.
Since 2005 Enters the educational staff of Paracelso Institute as lecturer at the Postgraduate
Acupuncture and TCM Master, School of Medicine of Sapienza State University, Rome.
Since 2010 He is appointed Director of the Editing & Publishing Dept of Istituto Paracelso.
Since 2011 Member of the Executive Committee of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine
2012-2013 Adjunct Professor at the Department of Anatomical, Histological, Medico-Legal and
Locomotor Sciences, Sapienza University, Rome.
2016 Lecturer at the Physiotherapy Course at the Università Cattolica del S. Cuore – Policlinico
Since 2016 Italian Delegate for U.N.I. (Italian National Standards Body) at the ISO/TC 249-Traditional
PUBLICATIONS AS CO-AUTHOR
• Essentials of Chinese Acupuncture. Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing Academy of Traditional Chinese
Medicine, Paracelso Publishing House, Rome 1982. Translation from English into Italian
authorized by the Beijing Foreign Language Press.
• Editor and Publisher: Acupuncture, Pharmacology, Hygienics in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Paracelso Publishing House, Rome 1987.
• Lectures on Tuina, manual and rehabilitation techniques of TCM. Paracelso Publishing House,
• He is author of over 30 scientific works on acupuncture complementary methods and on
rehabilitative manual techniques in Traditional Chinese Medicine presented in international
congresses, and has published over 50 articles on the subject
CURRICULUM VITAE – RINALDO RINALDI