Multiple Sclerosis, Qi Jing Ba Mai & Shiatsu

Abstract Multiple Sclerosis is a neurological disease of autoimmune nature. Multiple Sclerosis patients suffer from a variety of symptoms due to damage in the conductivity of nerves. While biomedicine has progress a lot in treating patients with Multiple Sclerosis, the disease is not considered possible to heal and the quality of life for the patients is negatively influenced. In the present essay, an overview of different approaches for Shiatsu treatment of Multiple Sclerosis patients by different practitioners is presented, while the author explore the importance of the extraordinary fu and vessels in understanding the disease and treating Multiple Sclerosis patients. Lue lisää →

The sorrow of the world & the potential of development: Thoughts about using “correct Qi”

It happens so often: A patient walks in my clinic and she is “full of trouble”: problematic relations with spout / children / mother / boss, her job is unsatisfying, her neck has a memory of a whiplash from former accident, and she has severe PMS every month. And more, you know. Here is a possible scenario that can go on in my mind: I am a shiatsu therapist, not an emotional healer!  How can I deal with all these things? Although I can see the connection between the issues she is suffering from, she should definitely see a shrink! Lue lisää →

Qi of a therapist

The lowest level is  – to get in order to get The next – to give in order to get The 3rd – to give in order to give The highest level is to get in order to give. (Rabbi Ashlag) I check with myself the question what is building me up as a therapist. We, therapists, spend plenty of time and money to get education. We learn, years over years, great deal of materials, we get a diploma. Then we join a clinic of a senior therapist to get some more education, we turn to different kinds of treatment Lue lisää →

Creating the movement

Spring Shiatsu treatment Creating the movement By Galit Shaviv Chinese medicine relies on observation and investigation of nature, its phenomena and its cycles. As man is a being on earth, all movements and phenomena are directly reflected in man’s behaviors, moods, actions, energy and every other aspect of life. We already know that 🙂 In a free-association game within Chinese medicine practitioners when mentioned “wood element” we would probably get this: Breakthrough. New beginnings. East. Morning. Spring. Wind. Keeps the blood. Tendons. Liver. Ligaments. Ability to make decisions and perform. Shouting. Anger. Gallbladder. Allergy. Frustration. Green. Eye-sight. Muscles. Sour. Wheat. Lue lisää →

Tervetuloa shiatsun maailmaan.

Tänä vappuna juhlimme yhdistyksen nettisivujen avautumista! Shiatsu Finland ry kiittää yhdistyksen alkuaikojen hallitusaktiiveja Elinaa ja Kreettaa heidän tärkeästä työstään yhdistyksen perustamisvaiheessa. Ensimmäisenä blogikirjoituksena julkaistaan heidän tervehdyksensä. Ensimmäisen kokemukseni shiatsusta sain 2000-luvun alussa joogaleirillä. Ihastuin ja vaikutuin shiatsun läsnäolevasta, ymmärtävästä ja kokonaisvaltaisesta kosketuksesta. Ajatus jäi itämään, ja lopulta aloitin 2007 opiskelut valmistuen kolmevuotiselta Master-kurssilta. Tällä hetkellä työskentelen päätoimen ohella shiatsu-hierojana, sekä harjoitan zazenia ja toimin meditaatio-ohjaajana paikallisessa Zen Centerissä. Ajatukseni shiatsuyhdistyksestä syntyi pohtiessani keinoja kasvattaa shiatsukoiden synergiaa sekä lisätä tietoisuutta shiatsusta ja sen vaikutuksista laajemmalti. Idea sai välittömästi vahvaa kannatusta sekä aktiivisia ja osaavia ihmisia tarttumaan toimeen. Uskon yhdistyksestä olevan paljon iloa ja Lue lisää →