The Book of Shiatsu: Vitality & Health Through the Art of Touch

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 24, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 192 pages
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With shiatsu (a Japanese word meaning "finger pressure") you can release and stimulate the energy flowing through your body -- using just your hands and fingers -- to awaken your body's natural healing modalities. The Book of Shiatsu is the authoritative, step-by-step guide to this uniquely effective therapy. The techniques offered are simple and can be used to treat a variety of health problems, particularly:

• Arthritic conditions

• Backaches

• Emotional stress

• Headaches and migraines

• Intestinal disorders

• Menstrual and reproductive problems

• Muscular pain and tension

Here you'll find more than 240 color drawings and photographs in a brand-new, accessible format, demonstrating how to give both whole-body and specialized massages, diagnose specific conditions, and work with the body's energy meridians to promote sustained health and well-being.

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Chapter Two Your Own Wellbeing
Chapter Three Principles and Techniques
Chapter Four The Basic Shiatsu Routine
Chapter Seven The Back Channels
Chapter Eight The Side Channels
Part Three
Chapter Ten Everyday Shiatsu

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Page 12 - the Huang Ti Nei Ching (The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine).

About the author (2009)

Paul Lundberg has been teaching shiatsu for more than twenty-five years. He is a founder and director of the Shiatsu College in the United Kingdom and has a private practice in shiatsu and acupuncture in Sussex.

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