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Zen School of Shiatsu

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Zen Shiatsu Reading List & CourseWork

(click to see a 12-month programme of CourseWork)

Basic: Practical Certificate

5-day Special Intensive

Intermediate: Diploma

Advanced: Shiatsu Practitioner Professional Licence

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Meet new people, enjoy some hands-on treatment, take your first step to learn a a caring skill at an Open Evening with no commitment, no obligation, no need to book... just turn up, and perhaps find yourself on the way to a new career or a satisfying hobby. Talk to people already on the Shiatsu path and have your questions answered. WELCOME!

The following table is a list of reading resources for the Zen Shiatsu Coursework. Click on underlined titles for more info or to see how to buy the book on-line from or Amazon or Tao of Shopping (where Shiatsu clothing and mats are also available)

Primary Sources Essential Reading for
Intermediate Diploma Course

Zen Shiatsu
Shizuto Masunaga. Japan Publications

Understanding Disease
J Ball. Daniel

Shiatsu Theory & Practice
C Beresford-Cooke. Churchill Livingstone

Fourteen Classical Meridian Charts
Sue Hix. Rosewell Shiatsu Centre

An Introductory Guide to Anatomy and Physiology
Louise Tucker Holistic Therapy Books

Anatomy Coloring Book
Kapit & Elson. Harper & Row

The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine (Nei Jing)
tr Ilsa Veitch. Oriental. The source of most other books in this field.

Between Heaven and Earth.
Beinfield & Korngold. Ballantine.

Essential Reading for
Professional Licence Course

Nourishing Destiny - the Inner Tradition of Chinese Medicine
Jarrett. Spirit Path Press. Your main course book on Oriental Medicine

Introduction to the Human Body
G Tortora. Harper Collins. Your main course book on AP&P

Reading the Body.
W Ohashi. Arkana. Ohashi’s book of oriental diagnosis.

Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion.
Foreign Language Press Beijing. Precise descriptions of meridians and points, their functions and uses.

Chi Nei Tsang.
Mantak Chia. Healing Tao Books. Supercharge your healing power.

Taoist Ways to transform Stress into Vitality.
Mantak Chia. Healing Tao. For your Receivers to share in their own healing.

Quantum Healing.
Deepak Chopra. Bantam. How it really works. Eye-opener.

Heal your Body.
Louise Hay. Eden Grove. Learn how your Receivers subconsciously see themselves.

Jon Sandifer. Arkana. Practical points for first-aid and dealing with symptoms.

Optional Extras for the serious professional and required for Teacher Training

Hara Diagnosis - Reflections on the Sea.
Matsumoto & Birch. Paradigm. If there’s much left you still don’t understand, try this.

The Foundations of Chinese Medicine.
Macioca. Churchill Livingstone. Or this.

Molecues of Emotion: why you feel the way you do
Candace Pert. Deepak Chopra (Foreword)Pocket Books. Easy to read. Explains biochemical basis and integrates western and complementary approaches well.

Meridian Exercises

How to see your Health.
Michio Kushi. Japan Publications. Insights into Looking Diagnosis. Beware of his different (macrobiotic) interpretation of Yin & Yang.

Those titles that appear underlined are direct links to amazon.co.uk or tao of shopping, otherwise most titles are obtainable from Acumedic in Camden or the Nutri-Centre.