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Japanese Integrated Medicine is a truly holistic approach of health care and remedial treatment that is both complementary and alternative to other medical approaches. It can be sub divided into, Physical medicine and Internal medicine. Physical medicine integrates many “Therapies” to treat physical ailments such as back pain, slipped discs, knee strains, arthritis, sports injuries, aches, pains, strains, post-operative recovery, neuralgia, stroke rehabilitation, etc. Internal medicine integrates many “Therapies” to provide treatment for conditions such as headaches, hormonal imbalances, Digestive ailments, Fertility assistance, erectile dysfunction, sinusitis, immune response, etc.The speciality of Japanese Integrated Medicine is that it is NOT a “Therapy” it integrates many “Therapies” together to enhance the therapeutic effect! Japanese Integrated Medicine includes the following ‘Therapies’:
Taikiyoku -Which has similarities to Chinese Taichi/Chi Gung, yoga, self-acupressure, and physiotherapy remedial exercise and is the basis for Japanese integrated medicine. “Tai Ki Yoku” Is both a self-treatment practice to improve our posture, mobility and improve kinetic abilities so that “Practitioners” can improve their own health using natural ways, including; diet, Exercise, breathing methods, etc. And these same self-treatment methods can be taught to other people to improve health and mobility. Taikiyoku studies are developed throughout a student’s training.
Anma – An integration of acupressure/shiatsu with; Remedial massage, visceral massage, Remedial exercise and our unique head to toe balancing routine to improve recovery and treat related imbalances. Shiatsu came from Anma! Anma has a high reputation in Japan for both its physical and internal medicine benefits therefore Anma studies continue throughout the student’s development.
Sekkotsu – Essentially Japanese “Bone setting” includes non-surgical methods of aligning broken bones, correcting dislocations, improving and correcting joint mobility, improving posture and joint/ligament/muscle balance. Sekkotsu has similarities with western Osteopathy/Chiropractic and Physiotherapy. IN addition Sekkotsu practitioners are highly skilled in utilizing acu-points to decrease pain and improve mobility.
Gohan – Oriental nutrition which does not work on calories! But on thousands of years of long lifespans, the recognized benefits of certain foods and the danger of certain foods. Nutrition can aid in prevention and recovery for example Nattokinase improves micro circulation, turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory, etc.
Kampo – Often termed “Herbal medicine” these are the “forgotten foods” that have health, healing and life enhancement benefits like Ginseng, Cordyceps mushroom, Goji berries etc. Practitioners integrate these super tonics to improve the person’s health and recovery whilst also enhancing life quality in the treatment of chronic health conditions.
Hari – Acupuncture and moxibustion has a proven track record of its effectiveness in the treatment of pain, muscular-skeletal dysfunctions and internal health conditions. Japanese acupuncture often uses fewer needles than Chinese TCM and physical balancing is also provided 99% of the time to integrate many therapies and enhance the treatment effects.