Bring in the new year - Learn Shiatsu's Introduction to shiatsu contains very important pointers that will help you learn the art of Shiatsu effectively; it also presents some important 'do's and don'ts' to consider when giving a Shiatsu treatment.

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The vital organs

Classical Chinese medicine takes a somewhat different view of the body organs and their functions, from modern Western medicine. The traditional oriental view of the body is focused not only on each physical organ and its mechanical function, but on the different energy qualities of each system, and how these energies all complement each other and interact as a whole. Each of these organ systems includes a meridian, or channel along which its Ki flows in a particular direction; and from the point of view of both diagnosis and healing these are more important than the organ themselves.


Relationships between the organs are also viewed differently in the classical Chinese system of medicine. The primary breakdown is not into functional groups such as stomach/ small intestine/large intestine, but into pairs of organs which are complementary and have a balance of energetic functioning between them; the pairs themselves are in turn ordered into a sequence through which there is an overall Ki flow. This is explained below.

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