Zen School of Shiatsu

Anatomy Physiology & Pathology Assignment:

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Zen School of Shiatsu

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Shiatsu Diploma

HEALTH WARNING: spending more than 3 hours on an assignment can seriously damage your enthusiasm. In the early stages of learning you might not get much done in 3 hours but do have patience with yourself. It will come

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A friend asks you if shiatsu can help with: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

What are the symptoms and organic changes of their condition?

What tsubos might help relieve their symptoms?

What do you think might be the underlying elemental imbalance?

What related organ/meridian network governs this anatomical system?

What might be the related or local meridians, and why do you think so?

Would you describe the condition as more kyo or more jitsu?

What might be your treatment approach?

How would you explain to your friend this condition in terms of energy-flow and elemental imbalances?

What suggestions/recommendations might you make if your friend asks how they could share in their own healing – for example, life-style, diet, habits, exercise, meditation, other therapies?

How would your responses differ for other conditions of the same system, and should any be contra-indicated?

low blood pressure, arrhythmia, pericarditis, varicose veins, atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, ischaemia, thrombosis, embolism, aneurism, leukemia, anaemia,

Describe the anatomical locations and meridians/extensions touching the following:

heart, lungs, pericardium, aorta, vena cava, femoral arteries, pulmonary arteries

Describe the nervous conduction and function of the heart, and heart as double-pump

What is the composition of the blood and the functions of the blood's components?

What are the main differences between the venous and arterial systems?

How does venous blood get around?

What makes the sinoatrial node work?

If someone was having a heart attack, what do you think might happen if you bit HT9?


The Intermediate Diploma Assessment Requirement is for you to be able to explain, in everyday language as if to a friend with no knowledge of anatomy, the four following aspects of this system:

  • Components and Structure
  • How it works
  • Interaction with other Systems
  • What happens when it breaks down?

For Professional Licence Assessment you may be asked to explain anything from this assignment using anatomical/medical terminology – “as if on the telephone to a Latin-speaking Doctor!”

Module Completion: please have your Tutor validate the following

ASSIGNMENT COMPLETED:__________________date & stamp

TUTORIAL ATTENDED_______________________date & stamp

PRACTICAL ATTENDED:_____________________date & stamp

LEARNING-TREATMENTS...........................attach for stamping

What have you learned about yourself from this Assignment?