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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...

What is courage in Shiatsu?

What is courage in Shiatsu?

The definition of courage varies a lot in different times, societies and cultures, but in this article we are interested in courage in our art of Shiatsu. Does it take courage to practice Shiatsu? Is there a courage of the practitioner and a particular courage for the...

The Blackened Pot

The Blackened Pot

Trauma can occur either through sudden and violently destructive events, or through a gradual process of attrition. Both can be devastating but both can be prevented and alleviated. It is never too late and there is no such thing as a hopeless case. No one need ever...

The Shen Spirit Points

The Shen Spirit Points

With the families of ancient points, we are constantly linking with the psychic side of the individual. This is not surprising when we know that Chinese medicine has its roots in shamanism. After the ghost/demon (Gui) and shaman (Ling) points, here is a third family...

The Blood points

The Blood points

According to oriental medicine, the blood related disorders are legion: headaches, anemia, menstruation disturbances, mental breakdown, epistaxis, bloody stools and many others are all tied up to an unbalance of Blood. Therefore, the points that are related to it are...