What Can Shiatsu Help Me With?
Shiatsu is a type of pain relief that evolved from Oriental Therapy and has been around for an estimated 5000
years. Shiatsu is a healing art which makes use of assisted stretching techniques along with pressure and, it
is comparable to other types of holistic therapies such as:
- lymphatic drainage, etc.
Shiatsu is a kind of healing treatment which is effective at stimulating lymphatic fluid flow along with
the circulation of blood. The practice of shiatsu is also effective at releasing the toxins, and tensions
from the muscles. It also is good for stimulating our hormone system, as well as our Immune
system. Shiatsu goes to work on the autonomic nervous system, and makes it possible for the patient to relax as
deeply as possible in order to facilitate the healing process.
Shiatsu has been used to treat a number of health problems including:
- back pain,
- skin problems and many others.
The best thing shiatsu does is, decreasing and relieving our stress levels, as well as relaxing the nervous
system, and encouraging the circulatory systems, and immune system, to work at their optimum best. Any
stress related disorder can be helped with the practice of shiatsu.
Shiatsu is also beneficial in stimulating the hormone system, and also works at stimulating the digestive
system, and reproductive system. Shiatsu can help free the patient from some, and sometimes all, of the
symptoms that accompany many health problems, and is effective at correcting any behavioral imbalances in the body.
It is also beneficial when used to correct postural imbalances which have been around for a long period of
time, and can be classified as chronic. Shiatsu can also make it possible for the awareness of the body
and mind connection to be greatly improved upon, as well as an improved sense of well-being, and a peace of
mind that is as strong and healthy as it can be.
Sometimes, all it will take is one session of shiatsu to get rid of a health problem, but some people prefer to
have a number of shiatsu sessions. Shiatsu makes it possible to encourage the energy flow along all the channels of
the body. After practicing shiatsu it is highly recommended by alternative health care practitioners, that you
consider making some healthy changes to your daily diet, as well as incorporating an exercise program
into your life.
You should know that shiatsu causes a tremendous relaxation response in the body, and through that it elicits a
healing reaction to kick into gear. It is common to experience symptoms after practicing shiatsu such as the
feeling that you are coming down with a head cold, or the flu accompanied by aches and pains, and
maybe headaches. This may not be comfortable, but it is very normal, and it is the bodies way of ridding
itself of toxins, so should not be alarmed if you develop any of these symptoms. The symptoms should be
gone in a day or so, and the more shiatsu treatments you have the fewer symptoms you will experience.
How to Use Shiatsu to Relieve Anxiety
Anxiety is a stress related disorder, that is known to affect a large part of the population. The
practice of shiatsu has been shown to be very beneficial in relieving anxiety.
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Let's take a look at the steps that shiatsu uses to get rid of anxiety.
The First Step
The third eye point can be found in the center of the forehead, located slightly above the eyebrows. Feel for a
tiny indentation located in the bone in the forehead region. This is very important to know for the first step of
shiatsu. Now take your finger and press firmly but not too hard on the spot that is slightly above the third eye
point. Do this by placing your index finger on the third eye point, and then place your middle finger over top of
the index finger, then press down three to five times for a period of five to seven seconds.
The Second Step
Take your left arm and carefully bend it in order to find where the elbow crease is and then unbend it properly.
The point in question can be found at the lower end of the crease of the arm which is to be found in the direction
of the fingers and it is opposite the side of the hand where the thumb is to be found and it is on the inside of
the center of the arm. Take your left arm and bend it and then hold it for a period of 30 seconds and then
gradually release it and then do the same with the right arm. This step is particularly good for getting rid of
heart palpitations or decreasing the incidence of them as heart palpitations are very likely to be a part of acute
anxiety and anxiety attacks.
The Third Step
There are more points that are effective in the practice of shiatsu and are beneficial in ridding an individual
of anxiety, insomnia, and worry, and will help to balance out the mind and body connection. One suggestion is
to use three fingers and with pressure that is medium to firm press where the head has a midline, which is
approximately the middle of the top of your head (imagine your hair being parted down the middle of your scalp).
Start at the hairline in the front and work to the top of your head and then go all the way back down the hairline
to the back of the head. After each press of the fingers move in the proper direction approximately 1/2 an inch. At
each spot that you press halt for five seconds and then repeat the sequence once and then twice.
Take your thumb and press it into the indentation located at the back of your neck. In other words look to the
middle section of the base of your skull. Press as firmly as you can for a period of five to seven seconds and then
repeat it again. Use three-finger pressure to press in the spot at the top portion of your shoulder, which is 1/2
inch to the back of the shoulder. Press as firmly as possible without hurting yourself and then repeat this action