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Ashiatsu Student Manual

This manual has been crafted over the course of 14 years of instruction, continually being refined and improved.  The manual is given to each student to learn from and take home to use as a continual study and reference guide.

Contents

Essays

About Pei-Ching Lu, Rainbowfire

Da Bei Zhou

Tera Gaia Mission

Chinese Healing Arts: A Brief Honoring of History and Men

My Teacher Weiwei

Purpose and Principles of Oriental Massage and Bodywork

Five-Element Theory in our Healing / Practice: The Hara

All Motion Originates from the Belly — by: “Mukti” Michael Buck

Attuning to Higher Consciousness: Your Body a Vehicle of Power and Grace

Meditation: Your Healing Room as a Sanctified Space, Five-Element Theory in Mind and Motion

Never Fall Always Sink— by: “Mukti” Michael Buck

Humility is the Doorway to Compassion and Divine Service

Terminology References for Barefoot Massage

Chi and the Path of Chi

What are Meridians and Their Formations?

ESSENTIALS OF

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

PART 1: YIN-YANG

Taiji & the 1st Correspondences

The Four Seasons

The Four Aspects of Yin-Yang Relationship

Application of Yin-Yang to Medicine

Yin-Yang and the Body Structure

Basic Yin-Yang Qualities in the Clinical Practice

Clinical Signs Associated with Yin-Yang

Summary: Rainbowfire

PART 2: THE FIVE ELEMENTS

The Five Elements: Introduction

Five Element Theory

Five Element Correspondences

Five Element Interrelationships

PART 3: VITAL SUBSTANCES

The VitalSubstances: Introduction

Functions of Essence (Jing)

The Three Treasures

Qi

Classification & Production of Qi

BasicFunctions of Qi

Pathology of Qi

Mingmen, Yuan Qi and Yuan-Source Points

Axis, Root and OuterWheel

Blood

Shen

Connective Tissue (San Jiao or Interstitium)

Ashiatsu as Bodywork Magic

The Art of Traditional Chinese Massage and Bodywork

Supine: Hara Abdominal Activating/Pacifying Sequence

Supine: Barefoot Routine on Legs

Supine: Bended Knee sequence

Prone: Barefoot Routine on Legs

Prone: Bended Knee Sequence

Prone: Backwalking RoutineFive-Element Theory in our Healing / Practice: The Hara

Prone: Wheelbarrow Sequence

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