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WHO Nomenclature

Over the years there have been numerous attempts to standardise on the naming of the acupoints and pathways of the meridian system. Our own charts conform to the current standard published by the WHO Committee for Harmonization of Traditional Oriental Medicine.

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Shiatsu, The Back Shu Points and the ‘Spinal Flush’

There are a number of routines in shiatsu practice that a therapist will draw on and modify to give a unique treatment to his or her client. Some of these are named after the position that the client lies in while receiving their treatment – for example the front routine, or the side routine. But perhaps the most powerful, certainly in my experience in over 10 years of practice, is the back routine. This blog post will talk about why I think treating the back with shiatsu is both deeply relaxing and invigorating, and why it has such a powerful effect on the recipient.

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