Shiatsu Therapy and The Abdomen  (The Hara) What is the Hara?     Why in Shiatsu therapy does the therapist often start your treatment by feeling your abdominal region or focusing in that region? Ancient Asian cultures believe the shape of one’s Hara tells about the character and condition of a person. Yellow markings are reflex zones for the organs….

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Acupressure significantly reduced heart rate among subjects who suffered a stroke, whereas placebo acupressure did not, according to recent research. The study, “Cardiovascular benefits of acupressure (Jin Shin) following stroke,” involved 13 subjects who experienced a stroke at least 19 months earlier. Inclusion criteria were a unilateral stroke resulting in persistent deficits, as well as…

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Adrenal Burnout Healed Through Shiatsu The kidneys are considered to be the energy force of the body in Shiatsu and traditional Chinese Medicine. It is also “the furnace” that keeps us warm and distributes heat and energy throughout. Together with the bladder they are an important part in detoxifying the body of waste and impurities….

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  In the 1980’s, Sylvester Stallone became famous for Rambo, a movie character who was the ultimate warrior. Many men and young boys, including myself at the time, idolized Rambo.  I even had his posters on my wall as a kid thinking that’s who I want to be one day. But even Rambo has a…

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It is allergy season again! Every spring millions of Canadians suffer from symptoms like runny nose, itchy and swollen eyes, sneezing, coughing and fatigue, when local plants begin to bloom after a long winter. This year in the Lower Mainland, we had one of our darkest, coldest and wettest winters in recorded history, and as…

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Why do a Cleanse in the first place? Most people have between five or six food intolerances and they don’t even know it.  The slower development of allergic response from food intolerances makes it harder for people to equate the food they ate yesterday with the vague symptoms like fatigue, inability to lose weight, headache and…

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On the peak of the Cold War in the end 80’s, there was an incredible level of competition between the(communist) “East” German and the “West” German Olympic team. The “East” team was winning allmaj or Olympic competitions, which drove (of course) the “West” German officials into insanity. When the WALL  came down on November 9,…

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‘It’s very simple: You can heal yourself’ Hypnotherapist says he’s ‘just the facilitator;’ you do the work Brian Wilford, Oceanside Star Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 Detlef ‘Joe’ Friede was a hard-driving, successful senior manager in the German ministry of health. As a martial arts trainer in the German military, he had learned mind-control techniques and…

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Research Shows Hypnotherapy Benefits Patients With Irritiable Bowel Syndrome Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional disorder that affects a lot of people; it is the most common condition seen by gastroenterologists. Common symptoms of IBS include constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and bloating. The cause of the disorder is not known and there is no…

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