1. Many Japanese acupuncturists practice bodywork, Anma ( meridian massage), Japanese Shiatsu, pressure therapy, and many different kinds of Kyousei-Ho (Japanese style chiropractic manipulation) along with Acupuncture therapy. These therapists are taking care of their patients independently without acupuncture. This is how the Japanese Acupuncture School structures its curriculum based on the government’s definition. These powerful manual therapies are within the scope of practice both in China, Japan, and the USA. (In Japan, acupuncturists need a pharmaceutical license to prescribe herbal medicine.

2.  Many medical insurances cover acupuncture now but the general public still reserves some fear of needles for many reasons. Shiatsu and Anma can almost achieve similar results to acupuncture in general. It is an advantage for Acupuncturists to know this non-invasive stimulation alternative. Shiatsu and Anma are similar to the very popular Reiki healing, Taichi, and Qigong. The hands hold amazing power and people feel very comfortable receiving warm, gentle, and tender treatments. Do you remember when your mother, father, and grandparents simply applied their hands to communicate with love? That is what your patients love too.

3. We are not replacing western medicine with mechanical, technical, systematic, and logical influences. We are practicing holistic medicine. Soothing energies of smiling, talking, and touching are essential elements of healing. Manual therapy should be almost included in many ways to make your patients very comfortable, and relaxed and benefit from the additional healing experience.

4. It is not just another alternative. If you combine both acupuncture and manual therapy it enhances the results by doubling the effects. When you orchestrate your healing modalities, you need to include many other methods but not overlook manual therapies.

5. Acupuncture is powerful and yet your patients will enjoy these complementary treatments since it makes up for the limits of acupuncture therapy. For example, how can you expect the direct results of stretching, manipulation, and traction in acupuncture therapy? Acupuncture may have only an indirect effect in these areas. The Anma kneading technique is amazingly powerful to release tensions of the skeletal muscles and soft tissue damage as a cross-fiber effect.  It is like Chinese Tuina Massage.

6. Shiatsu and Anma requires strength to practice but is easier to apply and safer to handle. Additionally, abdominal massage in Anma therapy directly and mechanically affects the major organs and is excellent to combine with cupping.

7. Diagnosis through palpation is extremely important in TCM. The hands that are palpating the tissues are tools themselves to treat the issues at the same time. In western medicine, the diagnosis and treatment are often separate procedures through blood samples, Xrays, and MRI. It is the beauty of TCM to treat as we find energy blockages simultaneously.

8. One of your specialties is prescribing acupuncture points to your patients. It is very easy to understand this self-healing modality by pressing these vital points when they receive pressure therapy. It is extremely important to educate them on how to use these pressure points according to their needs while at home.

9. Chinese herbs are powerful. When your patients can’t afford to continue purchasing herbs, we recommend medicinal foods, self-applied abdominal massage, and pressure therapy. This is the way to motivate them to be proactive, be responsible for their issues, and not always depend on therapists. You are there to assist, cultivate and maximize their own healing power.

10. You will learn a 1-hour entire sequence covering more than 100 effective pressure points with more than 10 kinds of unique techniques in 3 positions (prone, supine, and sitting). You will be able to apply these techniques and pressure points for many common pain issues found in the neck-shoulder, lower back, sciatica, G.I., and  G.Y.N. ailments.

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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.