Book: Meridians: Maps of the Soul

Previously published in UKSS Shiatsu magazine. Thanks to Dinah John As I sit down to write this, a Facebook post pops onto my screen. An article by Mike Mandl has just appeared in a popular German medical journal. 'Die Milz macht glücklich’, says the headline: ‘the...

Shizuto Masunaga: his way of diagnosing – part.3

Systems of Hara (abdominal) diagnosis have existed in Oriental medicine since ancient times. Historically speaking, abdominal diagnosis has its roots in Chinese medicine, but as with numerous aspects of ancient Chinese culture, its usage is nowadays extremely limited...

Interview Mihael Mamychshvili: from Georgia to Everything Shiatsu, a dedicated life

In the world of Shiatsu there are the personalities who practice Shiatsu on a daily basis and make it known, and those who highlight these same people through the media. Mihael Mamychshvili does both. For years he has been developing Shiatsu and his own method, and he...

Biography: Dr Haruchiki Hirata 平田内蔵吉 (1901-1945)

With the collaboration of Billy Ristuccia Dr. Haruchiki Hirata is not well known among Shiatsu practitioners, except by a handful who are interested in the history of Shiatsu. He was not one of the pioneers of Shiatsu, but rather one of the great influencers of these...

Book: The Poetry of Touch – Alchemy, Transformation & Oriental Medicine

In his new book, Chris McAlister, a great scholar of Eastern wisdom, offers us the insight of a man who has spent his whole life exploring the art of touch as a Way of Being. Throughout the pages, he narrates how this medicine transforms the Human Being we are,...
News in brief: European Shiatsu news

News in brief: European Shiatsu news

At the beginning of the year 2023, good news is flowing for European Shiatsu. This is encouraging for the year of the water rabbit, the sign of renewal. Hungary: Merger of the Hungarian Shiatsu organisations The two existing Hungarian Shiatsu associations have merged...

Common errors in Shiatsu

Common errors in Shiatsu

Is it allowed to talk about mistakes in Shiatsu? Yes. Absolutely. Because the first mistake is already the assumption that there are no mistakes in the world of Shiatsu. Or may exist. But who is able to define them? On what basis? And from which perspective? In this...

Shizuto Masunaga (part 2): His Creation

Shizuto Masunaga (part 2): His Creation

In this second installment on the work of Shizuto Masunaga (see part. 1: a genius on shoulders of giants), Chris McAlister explores and analyzes one of the the foundations of Masunaga's work and thinking - his extended meridian system, including how he understood...

Interview with Mitsutoshi Taniguchi

Interview with Mitsutoshi Taniguchi

Mitsutoshi Taniguchi has many strings to his bow. More than 30 years ago, he started studying acupuncture and graduated from a medical university in Osaka. Among other things, the programme included Judo therapy, oriental medicine and of course Shiatsu. His passion...

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