Treatment Stories

The healing journey of patients from around the world, shared with the wish of a bright future for all beings

Working on My Heart and Emotions

Working on My Heart and Emotions Ms. M.M. (from Tokyo) One day I came across Ryokyu sensei’s book Tao Shiatsu: Life Medicine for the 21st Century. The book shows how Tao Shiatsu was structured through Ryokyu sensei’s realizations from his training and experience based...

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From Despair to Seeing the Light

From Despair to Seeing the Light Y.Y. (female in her forties, lives in Yokohama) Many years ago, I was diagnosed with atrophic rhinitis, otherwise known as ozena. My symptoms included bad headaches, pain in my face, an oppressive pain in my nose, dullness, colored...

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For some reason, I want to continue treatment

For some reason, I want to continue treatment M.U. (female in her forties, lives in Tokyo) I fell down the steps at a station at the end of November. I took it lightly and just put poultices on my legs, but the dull pain didn’t disappear even after the new year. At a...

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Relief from Arm Pain

Relief from Arm Pain T.N. (male in his fifties, lives in Maikata) My upper arm and elbow started to throb with pain a year ago. It became so painful that I couldn’t sleep well at night. The doctor I went to see diagnosed my illness as tennis elbow. After that, I put...

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Healing from confidence to treatment

Female living in Japan                                     I had a car accident three years ago. I was hit from behind while waiting for a green light. The orthopaedic doctor diagnosed me with whiplash. The treatment I received was the application of low-frequency...

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Sudden Outbreak of Atopic Dermatitis

K.T. (30-year-old female from western Tokyo) A few years ago, I had a sudden outbreak of atopic dermatitis. When the symptoms were severe, I used a dermatologist-prescribed medicine and ointment until the symptoms got better, and then I would stop using the...

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Forgotten back pain

I once received an urgent call from a man who was seeking help for his wife who was suffering from painful sciatica, not able to sleep and care for her two youngest children 18 month old twins. I met Y. later that day. She is a fit and slim 52 year old woman who has...

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Lung Cancer

A few years ago I was referred a woman in her 40’s who had pain in her arms following biopsy of her axilla for diagnosis of staging of her lung tumors. She was diagnosed with bilateral malignant tumors eight on the left and 12 on the right lung. Because of a past...

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Victim of oppression

For the past five years I have been a member of an organization called RIVO. It is a network of therapists who treat refugees who were victims of torture and oppression in their home countries, and have come to seek political asylum in Canada. One such refugee was K....

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Nightmares for as long as I can remember

It was a very common explanation before the Tao Shiatsu treatment. The patient explained that she had a hard time sleeping, and her nights were very restless and she always woke up tired in the morning. And she asked me if the treatment would help her sleep and feel...

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Lower back pain and more

I will never forget my first experience with Tao Shiatsu. I had been suffering from lower back pain for many years and had been treated by an osteopath. One morning, my back seized up, I called my osteopath and was told I could be seen at the end of the following...

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Echo of Gratitude

E.Y (female from Japan) I found a book that Mr. Endo wrote and then started to undergo Tao shiatsu therapy. The book curiously writes about Ki, an active principle that exists as part of the human body, namely channels through which energy flows. Although it is...

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