Thursday, October 27, 2011

About Shakuju Therapy (3)

As Kobayashi sensei and many other practitioners in Shakuju Association say, ultimately speaking, a needle is merely a thin metal, and moxa is just withered grass. In general, it is considered that acumoxa therapy = oriental medicine, but we, as professionals, have a different way of thinking.

The important thing is how you use a mere thin metal and dry grass.

In the acupuncture world, there are mainly two different therapeutic ways; one is western medicine, another is oriental medicine. Then, what do you mean by saying Oriental medicine way? If you treat as written in ancient Chinese classics, is it Oriental way?? If you treat in the way that  western doctors in the hospital never do, is it Oriental way??

Western medicine has made remarkable progress by looking at human body in more and more micro view. Because of this, people  can get to know what had not been discovered or noticed yet.

On the other hand, how about Oriental medicine? In Oriental medicine (precisely speaking, it is not only medicine, though), it has been considered that everything in this world, including human beings, are qi. That is, the answer is clear from the beginning. Diseases are also qi, sick people are just different from healthy people only in terms of the state of their qi. According to this simple idea, it is possible to treat any diseases regardless of symptoms. 
In Shakuju therapy, it is considered that the cause of diseases is the "deficiency of Jin-qi (= Hie)" . The cause of lower back pain is the deficiency of Jin-qi. The reason for not being able to rise the shoulder is the deficiency of Jin-qi. No appetite is stemming from the deficiency of Jin-qi.    We think simply like this. Therefore, the purpose of the treatment is "tonifying the Jin-qi". In Shakuju therapy, we think Jin-qi is tonified by acupuncture and moxibustion. The cause is   assumed the one ultimately, you don't need to have any doubt in the treatment.
In other methodologies, they treat patients according to the symptoms and if the causes of diseases are different, they have to change the means of treatment as well.

Why are there so many kinds of acumoxa therapies, then? Every method should be all good and effective, and each should have its own characteristics and merit, for each existing as a therapeutic method. Though, the way of examination, used acupuncture points and tools are all different... So, why don't you think like this? Taking account of the causes considered in each therapeutic method, in fact, there exists the common fundamental cause of all sickness. When their treatments are targeting on the assumed causes, however, they are solving the fundamental cause which has not been noticed as a result. If you think this way, you are able to explain that although many acupuncture therapies are doing the different things, each of them has the good effective result in the same way.
Acupuncture and moxibustion are therapeutic method which can approach the fundamental cause of diseases of patients. Then, isn't it wonderful if you can think about this fundamental cause and perform treatment efficiently?

The answer is Shakuju therapy. This fundamental cause is referred as "the deficiency of Jin-qi (Hie)"in Shakuju therapy. Why don't you learn Shakuju therapy?