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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #25 on: 07/12/2003 12:26:31 »
As a Shiatsu Practitioner I'd like to question the terminology being used here:

It would be more appropriate (and accurate) to use the term 'complementary medicine', rather than 'alternative medicine' when discussing therapies bases on energetics, as we generally aim to complement - rather than offer an alternative to - alleopathic medicine.

And your use of the term 'traditional medicine' is confusing, as the term 'traditional' depends on your viewpoint.

In China, Japan, Tibet, India etc. the term 'Traditional medicine' means forms of medicine based on an awareness of energetic systems that have been practiced for thousands of years.

And Shiatsu, which was developed in Japan in the 20th Century, is based on an awareness of both 'traditional Chinese medicine' (TCM), and western models of anatomy, physiology and psychology.

I think that is would be more appropriate (and accurate) to use the term 'alleopathic medicine' when referring to medicine based purely on western models of anatomy, physiology and pathology.

Hope that's helpful comment! :)
 

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #26 on: 07/12/2003 20:48:21 »
I should suggest that some energising massage wouldn't go amiss either ! ;)

Thanks for the clarification.

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #27 on: 08/12/2003 09:56:56 »
Well spotted Chris - and while we're on the subject - I prefer to call it 'Shiatsu'!

Liz :)
 

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #28 on: 08/12/2003 22:06:00 »
Your massages aren't shiatsu, I thought they were alright ;)

Sounds like a breed of dog...:D

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #29 on: 08/12/2003 23:02:12 »
Oh dear...

I think it's about time you had a look at the 'Energize' website - see newbielink:http://www.lizknox.co.uk [nonactive]

Excuse the plug - but I'm afraid you leave me with no option! :)
 

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