Jin Shin Jyutsu Resources

The origins of Jin Shin Jyutsu are not known. It’s a style of acupressure that was passed down verbally in ancient times from one generation to the next. It may have originated in India and may actually be a precursor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After falling into relative obscurity, it… Read more“Jin Shin Jyutsu Resources”

Asian Therapies Resources

Asian Therapy covers a broad range of topics. The list at the right includes topics that are of special interest to me. Under each of these topics you’ll find comments on books and websites I recommend, as well as comments on local teachers, classes, and stores. (Local means the South… Read more“Asian Therapies Resources”

Chinese Medicine & Emotions Resources

Emotions are an integral part of our well-being and have a direct impact on our physical health. Emotions initiate physiological reactions in the body — hormonal secretions, the release of neurotransmitters, changes in pulse, blood pressure, breathing, and digestion. Positive emotions are highly beneficial for the body. Negative emotions, including… Read more“Chinese Medicine & Emotions Resources”

Chi Nei Tsang Resources

Chi Nei Tsang is also known as internal organ chi massage. Taoist master Mantak Chia brought this practice to the West. It is part of Master Chia’s larger system of healing and spiritual practices called the Healing Tao. Practitioners use deep, soft, gentle touch in the abdominal area. They work… Read more“Chi Nei Tsang Resources”

Asian Nutrition Theory Resources

Asian nutrition is a large and fascinating topic. In the West, foods are analyzed in terms of their nutrient content — proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. In Chinese medicine, foods are classified according to their energy (hot, cold, cool, warm, neutral), their flavor (sweet, salty, pungent, sour, bitter), and… Read more“Asian Nutrition Theory Resources”

Acupressure Resources

Acupressure is the art of balancing the body’s energy by applying pressure to specific points along the body’s energy channels. The process of acupressure releases tension along the channels and increases energy circulation. The term Acupressure, with a big “A,” includes all forms of work that balance energy along identifiable… Read more“Acupressure Resources”