Points

The points that chase away Dampness

The points that chase away Dampness

With climate change and the chronic drought now taking hold in Europe, this is perhaps a family of points that will tend to be used less and less. Spring and autumn are two seasons when it rains, but you can fall victim to dampness in a cold, poorly ventilated room,...

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...

The “Source” points

The “Source” points

The "Source" points are usually the first family of points that students will learn by heart. Easy to locate, these points are a classic in basic Shiatsu treatments. But when studied, they reveal a fascinating depth that takes us farther than we might think at first...

The Gui Points : ghosts to be fought?

The Gui Points : ghosts to be fought?

Long ago, Asians believed that disease was the result of evil spirits who entered the body to agitate it, disturb it and ultimately make it crazy or deeply ill. This way of thinking is the result of shamanism, the ancestral form of medicine in all parts of the world....

The Wind Points

The Wind Points

Amongst the different climatic factors that can attack the body, there is the Wind. Cold or hot, humid or dry, the wind  combines with other factors to aggress the body. Who has not experienced a cold, unpleasant spring or autumn wind that immediately tenses the...

Hua Tuo jia ji (continued) and the Bei Shu points.

Hua Tuo jia ji (continued) and the Bei Shu points.

We have seen in the previous article the origin of Hua Tuo jia ji, these treatment points which are widely used in Shiatsu. We are going to deepen our understanding of them, since, even if they do not have the same action as the ones located on the 1st chain of the...

The Hua Tuo Jia Ji points

The Hua Tuo Jia Ji points

Do you know the Hua Tuo Jia Ji points? For a long time, the teachers I met were confusing these points with the first line of the Urinary Bladder. This confusion is often due to a poor knowledge of oriental medicine (Chinese or Japanese), but once this is known,...

The “cleft” points

The “cleft” points

During the study of Shiatsu, the Xi points (or Geki in Japanese) are among the great classics to be learned by heart. However, the deep meaning of these points often escapes the neophytes. The fault lies in the various translations that are given to this particularly...

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