Reading the Body: Ohashi's Book of Oriental Diagnosis (Compass) (Paperback)

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“People are always asking me, how can I be happy? Or, how can I find the thing I really want to do in life? I tell them: you are standing on your answer. The secrets of your life are written on your body” —Ohashi
Ohashi helps you learn these secrets by showing you how to “read your body” to determine both your physical and spiritual condition as revealed in the physical self. Because, as Ohashi notes, “the body is the physical manifestation of the soul,” your posture, your features, and the texture of your skin can tell you who you are.
This is not just a book about health and shiatsu; it is a guide to living well. The goal is to find unity of body, mind, and spirit, emphasizing that everyone has strengths and weaknesses and that accommodating one’s weaknesses is as important as utilizing one’s strengths.
Filled with diagrams, drawings, and sample diagnoses, this is not only a practical guidebook—by “reading the body” one can tell what shiatsu techniques apply to the various energy meridians of the body—but also a fascinating meditation on how to live.

About the Author

Ohashi, one of the best-known bodywork and shiatsu experts in the West, was born in Japan. In 1970, he emigrated to the United States and founded the Ohashi Institute, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to teaching his specially developed methods of shiatsu.

Tom Monte, a bestselling health writer, is the author of Staying Young; World Medicine: Your East West Guide to Healing the Body; Recalled by Life: The Story of My Recovery from Cancer; and other books about health. His work appears in many of the nation's leading magazines and newspapers. Natural Health magazine is the leading magazine on alternative health care, herbology, bodywork, personal growth, and natural foods.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780140193626
ISBN-10: 0140193626
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 1991
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Compass