Month: April 2024

Shiatsu can be performed while the recipient lies on a massage table allowing the practitioner access from all sides and the ability to apply pressure using body weight.  No massage oils or lotions are used or needed because the practitioner does not slide along the body surface, but gives a series of presses along the meridian lines.

In TCM, the body has a system of meridians through which Qi and Blood flow, and acupuncture aids in making sure the meridians stay clear and the body’s internal harmony stays balanced. Most people can accept the analogy of the meridian being like a blood vessel in which blood flows. If blood doesn’t flow smoothly through the arteries, veins, and capillaries, a blockage can cause serious complications like heart attacks and strokes. The concept of Qi is usually the hangup here.

AAT to reprogram the body

AAT was developed from over 28 years of clinical research, and it does not rely on the use of medications, herbal remedies, avoidance or supplements. Instead, the therapy involves a series of gentle and painless treatments that are tailored to each patient’s specific needs. These treatments use a combination of acupressure and chiropractic principles that access the organ systems, calm the sympathetic nervous system and help to reprogram the body to longer react inappropriately to harmless substances.

Shiatsu works directly to calm the autonomic nervous system, which has the effect of calming nervous distress and increasing resistance to stress. By promoting blood and lymph circulation, Shiatsu helps to maintain healthy muscle tone and internal organ functions, and strengthen the immune system.

The goal of acupuncture is to wake up and support the body’s innate healing capabilities, to work with the natural processes that are imbued in the body without considering whether they’re there because of evolution, creationism, intelligent design, or any other reason.

Clinically proven AAT

AAT is a clinically proven, precision-based therapy that offers a unique approach to treating the symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities. Unlike traditional allergy treatments that focus only on the immune system’s reaction to an allergen, AAT works directly with the relationship between the major organ systems and overreactions to harmless substances. By retraining the body to respond more appropriately to allergens, AAT offers a non-invasive, drug-free solution to managing allergy and sensitivity-related symptoms and conditions.

This is the Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a form of bodywork performed with thumbs, fingers, palms, elbows, feet and knees. Pressure is applied to all areas of the body along specific pathways called Meridian-line which is used in Traditional Oriental Medicine for acupuncture. It is understood that this technique stimulates the natural healing power of the body.

Once you understand that Qi is a part of the body’s physiology, you can appreciate that an acupuncture treatment is a medical procedure that aims to correct an imbalance. If a patient comes in with foot pain, the acupuncturist will use needles to clear out the blocked meridians like a doctor will use a stent to clear a blocked blood vessel. If a patient comes in for anxiety, infertility, or any other issues that aren’t directly related to the musculoskeletal system, the acupuncturist is still going to follow the same logic, choosing acupuncture points that direct blood flow to certain areas of the body and bring the body back into balance.