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Okazaki Restorative Therapy is a modern form of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In China it would be called Tuina or Am Mo therapy. In the West it might be called a type of comprehensive acupressure. It was developed from the more traditional Japanese Shiatsu therapies by Seishiro Okazaki, one of the foremost Oriental healers of the 20th Century. Okazaki had many famous patients including President Franklin Roosevelt, and Mrs. John Burns (wife of the former governor of Hawaii), plus many celebrities such as Charlie Chaplin and Johnny Weismuller.

Traditional Chinese Medicine has its roots in Chinese culture 3000 to 5000 years ago. It is a complete and comprehensive medical system and is recognized by the National Institute of Health as an acceptable alternative to Western medical therapies. The advantage of TCM "is that the incidence of adverse effects is substantially lower than that of many drugs or other accepted medical procedures used for the same conditions." (1) A prime caveat of Western medicine is "ALWAYS use the least invasive approach first". This would apply in all but the most serious and life threatening situations. Theoretically, based on this caveat, almost every person should FIRST seek treatment with Asian Bodywork Therapy.

There are three major legs to TCM: bodywork therapy, herbology, and acupuncture. Each employs the same theoretical principles. The oldest and still one of the most powerful of treatments is Asian Bodywork Therapy (Okazaki Restoration). It is more time consuming, yet more comprehensive in approach.


TCM theory postulates the flow of blood, Qi, and fluids within a web of pathways called meridians or channels that course throughout the body intersecting the internal organs. When the blood, Qi, and fluids flow easily through the body, then health is maintained. When their circulation is impeded, numerous symptoms appear such as joint pain, anxiety, headache, menstrual cramps, high blood pressure, indigestion, etc. The blood, Qi, and fluids must be in a state of harmony in the body based on the principle of dynamic polarity: Yin and Yang (cold and hot, wet and dry, soft and hard, passive and active, dark and light, etc.). These are in constant motion and change.

Disturbances in the balance and flow of blood, QI, and fluids can lead to disfunction in the major internal organs. Impaired Kidney Jing (essence) may lead to retarded growth, learning problems, and infertility. Lung Qi deficiency can lead to general weakness. Lung disharmony can contribute to many skin conditions. Impaired Heart function can lead to abnormal pulses, cold extremities, and even more serious heart problems. Excess Liver Yang can rise causing headache, insomnia, and hypertension. Rising Stomach Qi may lead to belching, nausea, and vomiting. Impaired Shen (spirit) can result in anxiety, insomnia, and confusion.

Disharmony may be caused by external or internal influences. Examples of major internal influences are anger, joy, sadness, grief, and fear. Examples of external influences are cold, damp, heat, and dryness. Other examples of causes of disharmony include constitutional factors, diet, exercise, work related stress, and accidents.

Okazaki Restorative Therapy

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