”What is Jaki?”
Jaki (unnecessary or stagnant energy) is the cause of illness. When the points (Tsubo) along the energy meridians are pressed, jaki is released and the body can then heal.
”What are the meridians?”
Meridians are the pathways of life! Vital energy (“Ki” in Japanese or “Chi” in Chinese) run through the meridians and allow all parts of our body, including the organ systems, joints, and muscular system, to function.
”What is “Ki“ and how does it mean life?”
Ki is our vital life energy. A television is just a box if there are no signals running through it. Our body comes to life as well when there is the existence of Ki. Then it is possible to function.
”Can you see the meridians?”
Not as physical objects. However practitioners of Tao Shiatsu Therapy have been trained in a particular way to “see” the tsubo and the meridians. This training is a life commitment and so it is always continuing.
”What is “Jaki“ and how is this the cause of illness?”
“Ja” means not in harmony, or negative energy. When the flow of a river becomes stagnant, the river becomes polluted. When the flow of Ki in our bodies becomes stagnant, and out of harmony, illness results. Treatment releases “Jaki” and restores your condition back to a healthy state.
”Is “Jaki“ inside of our bodies?”
Deep inside of our body there is an access point that connects to the subconscious world. This is called “tsubo”. This is where we access and release “Jaki”. The original cause of your condition is in your subconscious. This is true for any physical, mental or emotional symptom.
When jaki is released, the blockage in your subconscious is gone and positive energy (Seiki) is restored. Because of that, not only do symptoms disappear, but a shift towards a new life attitude is provided. This is the moment your good fortune starts to improve. Our therapists wish you a happy and better life, in addition to good health.
”When “Jaki“ is released, do we feel it?”
Yes, everyone can clearly feel it . For example, when pressure is applied on the tsubo on your neck, you feel a sensation like electricity running toward your hand and fingers. We call this sensation an “echo.” This is a unique feeling that happens when Jaki leaves the body. When the “echo” is gone, your symptoms get better.
”How will I feel after treatment?”
People usually report feeling a heightened awareness of their body, and a calm, ‘lightness’ at the completion of a treatment. Relief from, or the elimination of pain and symptoms may be immediate or occur in the days following the session, or over the course of a few treatments.
Often even after only one treatment, the favorable Menken response might manifest. This occurs when therapy results in expelling the toxins from within the body. It allows emotions and ailments that had until then been suppressed to surface and manifest as symptoms such as fatigue, drowsiness, diarrhea, or other symptoms. In order to cure one level of a disorder, Menken response is often manifested.
”Is there more information about Tao Shiatsu Therapy?”
Yes, there books and DVDs available on Amazon, or at local Tao Shiatsu/Tao Sangha Centres.
”I see many published books by Ryokyu Endo. Is this person the founder of Tao Shiatsu?”
Yes, he is a priest of Wada Ji Jodo Shu (pureland) and actively operates aid projects in the third world.
”Why are Tao Shiatsu Clinics also Buddhist Temples?”
The founder of Tao Shiatsu is a Buddhist priest and a world wide aid activist. Tao Shiatsu Clinics are located in Tao Sangha Centres because we are based on the creed “The true appearance of medical care is the practice of Bodhisattva which is giving mercy to others.”
"Could I have a treatment when I have my period or during pregnancy?"
Yes, we treat you during these times with special care. Even you have irregular menstruation and/or heavy menstrual pain, receiving regular treatments helps lighten your symptoms and improve your constitution. During pregnancy, especially during the stable phase, common discomforts of pregnancy become lighter and delivery can be easier.
"Could a treatment influence the effectiveness of prescription drugs I’m taking?"
Receiving treatments can affect your condition so you don’t have to take the drug anymore. However, it’s possibly risky to stop taking medications by your own decision, it’s a good idea to consult our staff.