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What are the two earliest Shiatsu texts?
Yellow Emperor's Canon and Nei Ching
How many meridians are in Shiatsu?
14 primary. 12 organ and 2 strange
What is another name for points on a meridian?
Tsubo and vortex
What is a tsun/cun (soon)?
1 thumb unit of measure (1 1/2 finger)
How many fingers are 3 tsun?
What is Shiatsu?
What does TCM stand for?
Traditional Chinese Medicine
What is anatomical position for Eastern medicine?
Hands up, palms forward
What was Shiatsu originally known as?
Where did Shiatsu originate?
How did Shiatsu transfer to Japan?
How did Shiatsu transfer to the West?
From Japan through Jesuit Missionaries
Where are Yin meridians located and which direction do they travel?
Anterior and up
Where are Yang meridians located and which direction do they travel?
Posterior and down
Which meridian is the longest in the body?
The bladder meridian
Which Yin meridian is the only posterior meridian?
The governing meridian
What are two types of tsubo? What kind of energy do they have and how do you work on them?
Kyo and Jitsu.
Kyo is an area of depleted energy - hold to gather
Jitsu is an area of too much energy - circle clockwise to disperse
What is a Hara?
What is Tan Den?
Where is the geographic center located?
2 inches or 3 cun below naval
What are the 3 treasure? What do they stand for and where do you treat them?
Ki - Body. Jeng - Mind. Shen - Spirit
Treat them in the glutes
What are the intervals of the body clock?
2 hour increments where chi is highest
What are the first and fifth increments on the body clock?
Lung (yin) 3AM-5AM and Heart (yin) 11AM-1PM
What is the goal of Shiatsu?
To balance Chi (energy) in the body
What are some Yin qualities?
North, Passive, Dark, Cold, Solid, Up, Inside, Female, Earth, Interior, Body, Night, Space
What are some Yang qualities?
South, Active, Light, Heat, Hollow, Down, Outside, Male, Heaven, Exterior, Mind, Day, Time