Seitai (Lymphatic) Shiatsu, Cupping and Gua Sha for a Healthy Immune System
Richard Gold. Foreword by Ted Kaptchuk. Photographs by Kenneth Goff
To ensure a well-functioning immune system, the lymphatic system must be healthy. This book provides detailed information on the principles and practice of techniques from East Asian medicine which vitalize and move the lymphatic system to get the immune system working at its optimal level. These techniques include shiatsu, cupping therapy and gua sha.
Highlighting the significance of the omentum (a layer of peritoneum that surrounds abdominal organs), the book describes the dynamic physiological attributes of this mostly ignored component of human anatomy. Using the author's decades of experience working in East Asian and Integrative medicine, he expertly builds a bridge between Western theories of the immune system with Asian bodywork's emphasis on abdominal treatment. Innovative and insightful guidance for students and practitioners working in Asian Healing modalities and lymphatic techniques.
- Susan Salvo, doctor of education, author, and massage practitioner
Dr. Gold`s book, `Seitai (Lymphatic )Shiatsu, Cupping and Gua Sha` is an excellent addition to the field of Asian Healing arts. It is well written and combines his spiritual journey to Japan with a clear description of how to perform Seitai Shiatsu, Cupping and Gua Sha.
The photographs are concise and revealing of the multiplicity of methods involved in these classic methods. The description and integration of Western Medical theory with Traditional Chinese Medical theory is seamless and insightful.
- Bill Helm; Founding Faculty, PCOM SD.Director Taoist Sanctuary of San Diego