Ampuku Abdominal Acupressure: The classics at the heart of Japanese Bodywork

Ampuku, or traditional Japanese abdominal acupressure, is a highly refined form of manual therapy that provided the base of what later would become known as Shiatsu. Its origins are also closely related to the earlier Anma practice. In the Japanese healing arts the abdomen, or ‘Hara’, is seen as an important centre of energy for the body therefore Hara work should be part of any successful bodywork practice. This was something that was emphasized by Shiatsu master Shizuto Masunaga who saw Ampuku as a very important part of Shiatsu. He understood that Ampuku could contribute enormously towards helping the critically ill and those patients who require calm but penetrating manipulation. Ampuku therapy not only allows the patient to remain tranquil, it has also the potential to rehabilitate the patient’s internal functioning and is an important part of diagnosis.This book is for all manual therapists interested in deepening their practice, by offering access to the information on Ampuku contained in Ōta Shinsai’s ‘Ampuku Zukai’ and Fujibayashi Ryohaku’s ‘Anma Tebiki’, the two illustrated classics at the core of Japanese bodywork that are provided here in complete English translation for the first time.Along with the translations of these two major works this book also offers a practical guide on how to apply the different Ampuku techniques by Philippe Vandenabeele, a senior Shiatsu teacher and practitioner, who unveils their deeper meaning.This book will provide the manual therapist a unique opportunity to explore the origins and the healing potentials offered by this traditional Japanese healing art.Includes:-First complete translation of the Ampuku Zukai in English together with the Illustrations of the original first edition of the Ampuku Zukai-First translation of the chapters on Hara diagnosis and Ampuku from de Anma Tebiki together with the illustrations of the original first edition of the Anma Tebiki-Overview and explanations of all the acupressure points used in the Ampuku Zukai and Anma Tebiki-An in-depth explanation of the Ampuku techniques described in those two Edo period books. For: Manual Therapists, Bodyworkers, Shiatsu practitioners, Anma practitioners, Massage therapists, Complementary Medicine, Oriental Medicine

Book Info

  • Book Author :
    Philippe Vandenabeele
  • Publishing House :
    Independently Published
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