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Mind, Body & Spirit

1. Laughter

Wouldn’t it be nice to laugh more and feel better instantly, to change a negative attitude to a positive one?  Gain the wisdom of medicinal laughter!  The Japanese saying “Warau Kadoniwa Fuku Kitaru” means that laughter in a happy family and society brings happiness to all. Laughter has the power to create happiness. Studies have already shown that laughter can relieve physical tension and stress, trigger the release of endorphins, and boost the immune system.

Norman Cousins, author of Anatomy of an Illness, felt the powerful effects of laughter himself. He was given little chance of surviving after being diagnosed with a form of arthritis. Yet, Cousins developed a recovery program incorporating megadoses of vitamins, along with a positive attitude, love, faith, hope, and laughter induced by Marx Brothers films. He credits this laughter therapy for helping ease his pain and recovering from his illness.

2. Breathing

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The truth is, there is no life without breath! Everyone breathes but do you practice a mindful or therapeutic breathing? The one key to opening the abundance of your body’s own pharmacy is in your abdominal breath.  Abdominal Dantian breathing is one of the most powerful forms of breathing. It can help a variety of physical, mental, and spiritual issues.  Abdominal breathing promotes healing because the abdomen is like a second heart. By expanding and contracting the lower abdomen it’s able to generate and send our chi and blood to the rest of the meridians, the cells, and the mitochondria, where our pharmacy resides.

Other breathing methods will also be explored.

3. Lotus Faith Healing Medicine: meditation, prayers and affirmation for faith healing  

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Why do we suffer? Ultimately it is life itself, our birth into this world, that is the source and cause of our mundane sufferings. However, Daisaku Ikeda, the president of SGI stated that problems are not in themselves, the fundamental cause of unhappiness. According to Buddhist medicine, the real cause is not just that we have problems, but it is the lack of vital force and wisdom to solve them. Lotus Faith Healing Medicine teaches that all individuals innately possess infinite power and wisdom. Join our journey to cultivate a greater self for ultimate peace, health and prosperity.

4. Medicinal foods, healthy eating habits

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We are what we eat. We are also how we eat and digest our food. There are many healthy traditional, eastern and western food and drink choices to achieve optimum health. These foods can not only help to prevent common disease but also help with anti-aging. The right food preparation with healthy eating habits can make you happier, healthier and live a longer life.

There are many spices that are very beneficial to health. For example, garlic, ginger and tumeric all are anti-inflammatory. Garlic is a natural anti-biotic and anti-bacterial, with anti-cancer properties that promotes longevity. Ginger is effectively used in chinese herbs for indigestion and joint pain. Stopping to eat when you are 70-80% and chewing food properly by itself are two great ways to help aid your digestion.

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Have you always been interested in learning about pressure points and meridian lines or do you want to brush up on your Shiatsu-Anma? Join us for this uniqe opportunity to learn from a Grandmaster and second generation Shiatsu-Anma therapist, shiatsu pioneer in the U.S. and in the field for more than 50 years!

Kaneko Shiatsu Anma therapy is an effective combination of kneading and pressure therapy using meridian lines and acupuncture points. Shiatsu, which means  finger pressure, came from Japan over 100 years ago. Anma, which is “pressure soothing” and in practice includes kneading, came from China a few thousand years ago. Meridian lines are energy channels that circulate qi and blood throughout the body. Pressure points, or tsubo, in Japanese are line tuning points that assess energy flow, and will tell you whether energy is flowing or blocked, as well as in excess or deficiency. When there is a blockage of energy flow it can lead to health imbalances. In releasing blockages you regulate the body’s metabolism and homeostasis which benefit the tissue and cells. The benefit of Kaneko Shiatsu Anma is that it treats the person as a whole, integrating body, mind and spirit. It provides therapy for chronic, degenerative, and constitutional conditions, as well as stress management, anti-aging and immune boosting purposes. Treatments also are provided at the local areas for pain conditions. 

We are offering a 7 class series that will be held on the every other Saturday starting on July 23, 2022. Kaneko Shiatsu Anma is beneficial for professionals and laymen alike. This series of classes will cover Dr. Kaneko’s DoAnn Long Form, a way to balance the whole body in a one hour treatment session. Each class will cover different parts of the body in order. There will be a review from the previous classes as each area is covered and at the end participants will understand the entire form.  

Grandmaster Dr. DoAnn Kaneko and Alan Saruwatari, a former graduate Dr. Kaneko’s Shiatsu Massage School of California will be teaching these classes. Dr. Kaneko has taught thousands of students since the founding of his former school and healed a variety of ailments with this powerful therapy.

Join us and learn from his expertise these unique healing methods to benefit you clients, family, friends and yourself. Kaneko Shiatsu Anma  has proven to be a powerful therapy that can compliment and enhance many other healing modalities.

Hybrid Class: In-person and through Zoom.
Students will receive a Zoom link 1 week before class when we confirm everyone’s attendance.
DATE: July 23, Aug 6, Aug 20, Sept 3, Sept 17, Oct 1, Oct 15– Oct 9, (every other Saturday).
TIME: 9am-5pm, (Lunch 12-1pm), Pacific Standard Time
PLACE: Kaizen Dojo Martial Arts & Self Defense, 1824 W 182nd St, Torrance, CA 90504
EARLY BIRD: Until July 11, $435 ($15 off)
COST: Package $450, Individual classes $80
REGISTRATION: Go here to register.