Dutch School for Classical Shiatsu 

 Dutch School for  Classical Shiatsu    

  Institute for Oriental Therapy studies 



The third year is taught by Alan Nash and the focus is on diagnosis with the use of Setsu-Shin. Attention is given to Hara-diagnosis and the confirmation of these observations through back-diagnosis. The student learns to assess the general condition and that of the organs with the use of the hands and fingers on four levels. 

Practical aspects

·        Introduction to hara-diagnosis with the use of Setsu-Shin (see the 4 Shins)   
·        Hara-diagnosis with confirmation of Setsu-Shin on specific areas of the back  
·        Hara- and back-diagnosis in relation to organic and psychological aspects of the five elements    
·        Connections of yu-points and bo-points    
·        Eastern manipulations techniques  
·        Treatment principles such as tonification and sedation  
·        Profound study and integration of the four shins in theory and practice for a correct interpretation of the Hara

Theoretical aspects

·        Profound study of the five elements in diagnosis  
·        The study of the eight principles yin/yang, kyo/jitsu, hyo/ri, cold/warm
·        Further study of the face and tongue diagnosis      
·        Further study of kyo and jitsu in relation to the meridians and their symptoms

Programme of the weekends

1st weekend     Introduction to the Hara-diagnose with the use of Setsu-shin

2nd weekend   Hara-diagnosis with confirmation by Setsu-Shin on specific areas on the back, back-diagnosis

3rd weekend    Hara- and back-diagnosis in relations to organic and psychological aspects of the five elements / transformations.
                        Connections of the Yu-points and Bo-points

4th weekend    Further study of the five elements in diagnosis in relation to the eight branches: yin/yang, kyo/jitsu (full / empty),
                        hyo/ri (outside / inside), cold/warm

5th weekend   Oriental manipulation techniques

6th weekend   Test exam with guest patients

After completion of the third year the student can already register at the vocational union B.A.T.C. and become applicable for compensation by insurance companies. You will find more information on the website of the B.A.T.C. and on our page PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

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