Category Archives: Shiatsu

The Five Changes 五變 and the Five Shu Points 五輸

Ling Shu Ch. 44 黃帝曰:願聞五變。歧伯曰:肝為牡藏,其色青,其時春,其音角,其味酸,其日甲乙;心為牡藏,其色赤,其時夏,其日丙丁,其音徵,其味苦;脾為牝藏,其色黃,其時長夏,其日戊己,其音宮,其味甘;肺為牝藏,其色白,其音商,其時?,其日庚辛,其味辛;腎為牝藏,其色黑,其時冬,其日壬癸,其音羽,其味鹹。是為五變。 Huang Di: I would like to learn about the five changes. Qi Bo: Pathological changes may occur in in the organ, and in color, time, tone, and flavor. The Liver is yang in nature. Its … Continue reading

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Tui Na Chinese Massage

Tui Na is Chinese massage therapy. Tui means to press or push. Na means to grasp. The name became popular only in the 1950’s. Before that it was called An Mo and in the ancient texts, An Qiao. An means to press. Mo means to touch. … Continue reading

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Superior Medicine

Superior Medicine: Prescriptions for Immortality

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Talk to Me

Here’s a video the TurnHere folks made for me. You’ll see me giving some acupuncture and shiatsu. It was all an impromptu session. Stephane and Alexandra were my clients that morning. Thank you, girls, for your enthusiastic participation! And thank … Continue reading

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Zen Shiatsu

Zen Shiatsu is a refined style of bodywork that balances the energetics of the body. It is as graceful as a meditative dance and its effects are deep and penetrating. Recipients come away feeling vitalized, balanced, and centered, renewed. It … Continue reading

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Shiatsu

Shiatsu literally means ‘finger pressure’ in Japanese. Shiatsu is the manual stimulation of meridians and vital points on the body to restore balance. That will be the balance between left and right, top and bottom, front and back, interior and … Continue reading

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Seitai Shiatsu for Structural and Organ Imbalance

Seitai Shinpo is a system of acupuncture & moxibustion for correcting structural distortions created by Japanese doctor Sorimachi Dai-ichi. Most people show a certain degree of shoulder and hip imbalance: the right shoulder may be lower than the left, the … Continue reading

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Hand Microsystem

The idea of microsystem, that the whole is contained in the parts, is central to the thinking of acupuncture. This is why the stimulation of an acupuncture point can affect other body parts, organs, and even the whole being. To … Continue reading

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