The ancient Chinese medicine and the philosophy on which it's based on has always seen the man as a microcosm of the universe; as part of the cycle of nature and the planets.
The universe, according to this view, is actually a one complete and un-separable cosmic entity, where all its parts has a role. (parts = creatures, plants, forms and structures and all the other forces which are considered to be spiritual and etheric) a harmonious structure is created out of all those parts of the universe - synchronized and wonderfully ingenious.
The body&soul of the human being are a part and a reflection of this structure and as such, are subject to the forces and laws of the universe.
Once a person "disobeys" the laws of nature and excludes himself from the framework of the universe - there's a disease (a pathological situation which reflects lack of balance and harmony).
The nature of the disease is determined by the specific imbalance this person presents (and so we very often hear phrases such as: "This is giving me a headache" or "This woman keeps it all inside") The" stems & Branches" method actually thrives to locate and understand the patient's part in the universe. the observation is made by using the elements of nature as its guidelines. By doing so, being able to determine the specific imbalance which has led to the disease.
I am a Senior accredited Shiatsu therapist and has been practicing Shiatsu for the past 11 years.
What is Shiatsu? Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on Japanese healing art, which is based on the Chinese meridians anatomy (meridians = energy channels). the meaning of the word "Shiatsu" is "finger pressure" and indeed, this method works through applying pressure of various kinds and volumes along the meridians of the body, by using the fingers, palms, elbows, knees and feet. (treatment is applied when patient is fully clothed).
Shiatsu is a very effective method to many kinds of illnesses: musculus-skeletal problems and pains, headaches, respiratory congestion up to anxiety attacks, depression, coronary heart disease and the list goes on.
When giving pregnancy support I find the Shiatsu as a wonderful tool to ab-lift the heaviness and to supply with a blessed relief from the small pains and discomforts which tag along almost every pregnancy.
Path of Pregnancy
- Fertility for men and women
- Support through IVF process
- Going together through all phases of pregnancy,with the help of acupuncture,
- Shiatsu, Aromatherapy, guidance and support.
- Inducing birth Technique once needed.
- Helping to recuperate after the delivery.