Acupuncture, Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies
Shiatsu is a specific form of healing touch and is wonderful for treating imbalances but also preventing them. It offers us a way of supporting the body, mind and spirit. When combined with appropriate diet, pulse and tongue diagnosis moxibustion cupping and acupuncture, it’s a complete health care system.
This form of healing works with the body’s own resources. Therefore, if one becomes really sick and out of balance, then sometimes more interventionist measures are needed. Diet is the root of good health as food nourishes life; knowledge of a balanced diet is fundamental to proper health care. When we are out of balance in our life, not only physically but also mentally and emotionally, a great deal of tension is carried in the skin. In time, this creates distortion that eventually effects the functioning of the internal organs. Once this takes place, malfunctioning distorts the body’s energy and autonomic nervous system, causing disease.
Shiatsu is not just a form of massage! The Orient developed a system of treating diseases by stimulating points on the skin that were connected to the functioning of the internal organs. These points, which are connected by meridian lines which cover the whole body, were used mainly in acupuncture and moxibustion. Through skilled manual manipulation, which is often done through the clothes, stimulation of the body’s vital energy takes place. Correction and maintenance of bone, joints, muscles, blood and so on is included. This is applied through one-point pressure combining many varieties of rhythmical and changing stimulations. All methods of manipulation aim at stabilising the functioning of the human body. Mental and emotional discomfort and abnormal functioning can be sensed through contact. Through Shiatsu, one becomes aware of body posture, breathing, areas of tension or weakness on either a physical or emotional level; through this process healing occurs. Shiatsu is calm and relaxing in nature, yet dynamic in effect. The body is extremely intelligent and will re-adjust itself so that healing takes place.