Dr Yair Maimon

Dr. Yair Maimon



Diagnosis and treatment of the Shen level


The Spirit of the Acupuncture Points (acupuncture points with the character Spirit-Shen and how to use them in the clinic.

“All proper needling first treats the spirit” (Su Wen chapter 25)

Dr. Yair Maimon is an internationally renowned acupuncturist. Over the course of his career, he has developed a special discipline in diagnosis and treatment for a variety of psychological issues, autoimmune disorders and cancer, stemming from a deep understanding of the application of Chinese medicine in easing suffering and promoting healing. Dr. Maimon is Head of “Tal Center”- Integrative Cancer Research Center, Institute of Oncology – Sheba Academic Hospital. Chairman of the International Congress of Chinese Medicine in Israel (ICCM); Head of “Refuot” Integrative Medical Center. With over 30 years of clinical, academic and research experience in the field of Integrative and Chinese Medicine, he combines scientific research with a deep understanding of Chinese Medicine. He is also a key note speaker in numerous congresses and TCM postgraduate courses

About the lecture and workshop

The Nei Jing is full of inspiring discussion of Qi Bo and the Yellow Emperor about the Shen. The deep art of healing with acupuncture relies on the ability to create transformation on the level of the Shen. From an acupuncture prospective this means that treating on the spirit level and helping patients to transform suffering into growth, is the core of one’s practice. From this prospective unfolding the deep mystery of the Shen’s relationship to the mind is the essence of human growth.

Point names and location rely on the deep alchemy of heaven and earth, Jing and Shen and many acupuncture points reflects this dynamic.

Out of all the 361 points there are 8main points with the character of Shen-Spirit: HE-7, CV-8, BL-44, DU-24, DU-11, KID-25, KID-23, GB-13.

Studying these points and others deepen the understanding of the Shen and helps to gain a practical knowledge in how to utilizing these points in the clinical practice.

The lecture will cover: special needle techniques, deep understanding of the points and how to use them clinically; treating Shén disorders, such as insomnia, poor memory, heart pain and palpitations, depressive disorders and even epilepsy.