Reading the Body: Ohashi’s Book of Oriental Diagnosis
Ohashi helps you learn these secrets by showing you how to “read your body” to determine both your physical and spiritual condition as revealed in the physical self. Because, as Ohashi notes, “the body is the physical manifestation of the soul,” your posture, your features, and the texture of your skin can tell you who you are.
This is not just a book about health and shiatsu; it is a guide to living well. The goal is to find unity of body, mind, and spirit, emphasizing that everyone has strengths and weaknesses and that accommodating one’s weaknesses is as important as utilizing one’s strengths.
Filled with diagrams, drawings, and sample diagnoses, this is not only a practical guidebook–by “reading the body” one can tell what shiatsu techniques apply to the various energy meridians of the body–but also a fascinating meditation on how to live.