Professor, Doctor, Academic and Great Teacher, Shifu Si Kung Smajo Serhatlić is the first Yugoslav who has graduated from three universities in China and Tibet. Namely, he spent the first four years in China, graduated from the University of martial arts (kung-fu wushu) and Chinese traditional medicine, then completed Tibetan traditional medicine for four years in Lhasa. So this is how this very diligent and talented Yugoslav, became and remains the only European who has all three of these titles and education. Naturally, it is even more interesting that this modest Great Teacher, received his doctorate in all of these three fields, 36 years ago.
    Shifu Si Kung Serhatlić lived in China and Tibet, participated in several Kung – Fu Wushu tournaments, where he often won top positions. Because of this, the Chinese Great Masters called him TANG HU LANG HE SHE HSU BU HE, which in translation means Master of Five Wushu Styles. Even now in his eight decade, the Great Teacher has four hits per second with his hands only, which is almost invisible to the human eye.
     In 1976, Si Kung Serhatlić returned to Belgrade, where very soon upon his return he founded (with the help of the Chinese Embassy and the Yugoslav Government), his Centre for the Traditional Chinese and Tibetan Medicine, which is still functioning very successfully today. Prof. Serhatlic proudly says that he has 6553 of “his” children from Slovenia to Macedonia.
    The Great Teacher has also four successors, including Dr. Srecko Cupic.
    The Great Si Fu Si Kung Serhatlić is the only European who holds the title of 11th Master-Duan. In four years time he will travel to China, to try and pass the 12th, the last and highest master duan in the world, out of China, that no one has ever succeeded at. Let us wish him luck.

    This Great Teacher, has been here for 40 years, living and working in Belgrade, where he has cured or nursed tens of thousands of patients, who still come from various parts of ex-Yugoslavia and the surrounding states, because Chinese and Tibetan medicine can cure all diseases, even the hardest, however, in their initial phase.

The mythological Chinese doctor Quibo and Huangdi Waijing writing the first medical text in the world Huangdi Neijing some 4860 years ago.


This first historic Chinese emperor lived for 300 years, thanks to the knowledge of the Great Secrets, that enabled him to live such a long life. The knowledge of the Great Secrets left behind the advanced creatures (from the universe) to his ancestors, to him and to his chosen heirs, to this day, passing exclusively from the High Priest Teachers to the specially selected students. Highly-respected Teachers are creators of the stone – elixir of wisdom, longevity, and immortality. This wise emperor revealed to the Chinese people the first eight trigrams, from which he later formed 64 hexagrams, then wrote a Chi (life-energy-divine). He also drew a symbol for Chi in a circular shape, which he called TAO, or the pre – foundation of everything in the universe. Fu-Hsi said (what he learned from his High-Winged Teachers), that pre – energy Jin-Yang (TAO) governs the macrocosm and us as a microcosm. Based on the TAO and 64 hexagrams, all the things in us, around us and also in the distant universe.


This wise emperor lived for about 200 years. He is also a connoisseur of the Great Secrets. The nickname “Agriculture God”, he was given by his people for having revealed to them the five cereals and explained to them how to sow, cultivate and nurture them, as well as what can be prepared with them. These cereals were: corn, barley, millet , wheat and rice. He also revealed to them 250 medicinal and toxic plants, out of which he made the first herbarium. He thought his subjects about what plants and minerals are used for which diseases. He was also a Great Doctor, of the entire Chinese Medicine. He has demonstrated to tens of thousands of patients that medicinal plants and minerals work on many diseases with acupuncture needles made from fish stones and jade. This wise emperor has created over 1,000 recipes, emulsions, syrups, extracts and various creams and teas for many illnesses for which he would be envied by today’s physiotherapists and pharmacologists.
He was also the fighter of the first martial arts, called Go Ti-Vushu. He also invented the first wooden plough, then explained to his people that the land must be cultivated, plowed, irrigated, and that each field must have its own little lake for watering crops in times of drought.

Huangdi – The Yellow Emperor

This third historic Chinese emperor lived for 150 years. Like his two predecessors, he knew about the Great Secrets. He had the title of the great Doctor and Grand Master for kung fu wushu, Chinese martial arts. This wise emperor is very responsible for the development and popularisation of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Martial Arts. He ordered the Imperial Decree, that women are to engage in education and martial arts, and free national hospitals to be opened. Then followed the educational institutions for the traditional medicine, astronomy, martial arts, agriculture and philosophy. Huangdi explained to his people the great scheme of Tai Chi, or the philosophy of the forces of Yin and Yang in all situations. He is also the initiator and co-author of writing and publishing, the first and greatest book on Chinese medicine “Neijing”, which is still used as an inexhaustible source of medical knowledge, because it is also the oldest book in the world of its kind. The Yellow Emperor and his associates made the first nine acupuncture needles, four of which are still used today. In “Neijing” he explained in detail the pathology of the disease and the treatment.




Acupressure is an ancient Chinese method of pressing with fingers and helping oneself and others. The very name comes from Latin acus meaning “needle”.In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points. In this way, the Chinese traditional medicine establishes the balance of our life energy (Chi) and bioenergy. The final result of this method is curing or remedying certain diseases or problems. In the case of acute aches and pains, acupressure can be very helpful, especially in helping manage headaches, common or migrainous (with or without vomiting), toothache, stomach cramps, or cramps in the extremities, fainting, nausea, feeling of weakness of the entire body, high or low blood pressure, nervousness, tension, insomnia, menstrual disorders. In chronic diseases, this method can greatly alleviate pain and distress, provided that this method is practiced regularly or daily. The advantage of this method of help is that it can also be used in combination with other types of therapy, for example with Western medicine, acupuncture, medicinal herbs, proper diet, adhering to the principle of yin-yang and other methods of treatment.It is understandable that the greatest value of acupressure is that it has no contraindications, which is in accordance with the Hippocrates oath “Primum non nocere” – “first, to do no harm”. Acupressure is a method of treatment that is part of much more inclusive acupuncture, even though it has preceded acupuncture.
Acupressure is a Chinese method of pressing, rubbing, rolling, or applying pressure on the reflex zones of the body. The acupressure techniques follow in quality right after acupuncture, with the exception that fewer acupuncture points are used in acupressure.
Adhering to the Yin-Yang principle, the patient should be advised to adhere to the principles of Yin-Yang diet and lifestyle, because these are all the parameters that affect our health.




     Acupuncture as an inseparable part of Traditional Chinese Medicine is an ancient and highly effective method of treatment. Acupuncture of today is used on all continents, in many hospitals and clinics. Unfortunately, even dough acupuncture has been applied in Europe for several centuries (in England and France since the 16th century), it has not yet been recognised and understood here locally. Despite the fact that the World Health Organisation officially recognised acupuncture in 1979, as a very effective method of treatment of many diseases, some local doctors a-priori deny acupuncture, even dough they have no knowledge about it. It is evident that such patronising doctors will deny patients the possibility of choosing a method of treatment, which they are by all means not entitled to do. Such monopolistic doctors do not know (unfortunately) that acupuncture is fully in accordance with Hippocrates’s “Primum non nocere” a Latin phrase that means “first, to do no harm.”, which can hardly be said about modern medicine, in which each medicine has some harmful effect on the patient. Today, every third inhabitant of the planet is being treated with acupuncture.
   The great advantage of acupuncture over modern medicine is that it has perfect and fast diagnosis, by observation of the palms, iris, tongue, pulse and urine. This diagnostic method is so perfect that it can detect in patients, not just a momentary illness, but also the previous the present and the future. A skilled acupuncturist will thus help a patient much more quickly and efficiently than a doctor of Western modern medicine who has to send patients to many searches and lab tests, and only then diagnose and prescribe the adequate therapy, while the disease progresses in the meantime. However, the doctor of Chinese medicine does not require expensive devices (scanners, ultrasound, magnetic resonance, etc.), nor laboratory analysis, to determine the patient’s diagnosis, and hence provide him with adequate acupuncture help. This accurate Chinese diagnosis does not last in average more than 20-30 minutes. Acupuncture can be done in all conditions and circumstances, on an airplane, on a bus, in a car, in a field, in a meadow, in an apartment, a modest office, and in wartime conditions. As you can see, acupuncture does not require luxurious halls or expensive policlinics, only needles, a little cotton and alcohol, all that fits into a modest doctor’s bag.




One of the oldest documents, if not the oldest one we have in the field of medicine, is the book of the Yellow Emperor called the Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen, a canon of Chinese medicine from 4800 years ago. It was written by the Yellow Emperor and his 70 court physicians, led by his great teacher and master named Quibo, who has lived a very long life.
   The eighty-seven chapters of this work are written in a minuscule, 700-page ancient ideographic Old Chinese script, and remain the only reference of traditional Chinese doctors of the Far East, so in the 12 chapters of this book it is inscripted: “PARALYSIS AND CONTRACTURES ARE IN THE JURISDICTION OF MASSAGE AND GYMNASTICS”. In this summary, we can see that the author advises either the manual or active mobilisation of muscle groups, ie massage or CHI-GONG gymnastics , accordingly whether it is hypertonic (contracture) or hypotonic (paralysis).
Massage and Kinesiotherapy in China was and remains one of the noble skills of medicine. Therefore, we should not be surprised at the fact that these techniques are different from today’s European technique, because the anatomical and physiological laws have changed very little since the time of ancient emperors from the 3rd and 4th millennia of the old era. Much later, perhaps throughout the millennium, these techniques have arrived in Egypt, Greece, and Rome. There is, however, a certain Chinese “specialty” for the
massage. In technical terms, it is located between classical massage and acupuncture. This method is called MICRO-MASSAGE THROUGH ACUPUNCTURE POINTS.
    This method is applied by means of external and clean physical activity to well-defined body areas called dermotopes or acupuncture points. Micro-massage is combining the acupuncture theories with gentle external massage technique over acupuncture channels and points. This treatment is performed manually of with help of instruments designed in such a way as not to cause any injury to the skin.
How can we define Chinese micro – massage?
Micro- massage is basically a massage, because it involves the massage of certain body areas, but it is a MICRO – MASSAGE because it is a much scaled down form of massage, because these body areas comprise the cutaneous regions of an extremely small part, even below one square centimetre called Dermotopes or Acupuncture Locations. We can ask ourselves the following: How is it possible that such a mechanical, weak intervention has much better results than classical massage, by treating the muscles, muscle groups, and even organs deep in the body. This is where we come across the differences between the two techniques: classic massage has a mechanical effect, while micro-massage has the energy-effect.
Mikromasaža je u Kini već odavno jedna veoma usavršena medicinska tehnika, stara oko 3000 godina. Nju primenjuju ne samo specijalisti mikromasaže već i akupunkturolozi koji kod plašljivog deteta ili bolesnika ne mogu primeniti igle pa akupunkturne bunarčiće tretiraju na ovaj način već prema datom slučaju.
Uprkos spektakularnim rezultatima koji se dosta često postižu kineska mikromasaža je potpuno bezopasna.
Micro-massage has long been one of China’s most advanced medical techniques, about 3,000 years old. It is applied not only by micro- massage specialists, but also by acupuncturists who can not apply needles in a case of a frightened child or patient, and treat acupuncture points in this way.
Despite the spectacular results that are often achieved by Chinese micro- massage, it is completely harmless.




Moxibustion is an ancient Chinese method of treatment, as old as the Traditional Chinese Medicine, 5000 years.
Moxibustion is based on the treatment of acupuncture and acupressure points with the “Moxa”, which is similar to an oversized cigar, usually made from the dried leafy material of Chinese mugwort (Artemesia argyi or A.vlugaris), but it can be made of other substances as well.
The principle of the therapy is as follows: Patient in his underwear lies on the therapeutic table on his stomach or back depending on which acupuncture points should be treated by this method. When the patient is ready, the therapist lights the moxa and hold a burning moxa stick close to, but not touching, the surface of the skin in places where the acupuncture points that should be treated are located. The smouldering moxa stick is held over specific areas, often, though not always, corresponding to certain acupuncture points. The glowing end of the moxa stick is held about an inch or two above the surface of the skin until the area reddens and becomes suffused with warmth.The redness of the skin at the site of acupuncture and acupressure point is an indicator that energy is generated on the point itself, as well as the corresponding pathway (jing luo channel) that is being treated. Redness of the skin also indicates that due to the thermal effect the pores of the skin have opened allowing the penetration of medicinal substances from moxa stick due to smouldering of medicinal herbs.
The doctor of Chinese traditional medicine determines which acupuncture points will be treated with moxibustion depending on the patient’s illness.