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Hi everyone! I'm Norio Tomita, a Japanese native who now lives in Montreal and I'm glad to communicate with you here.
Since I became therapist, I've been working hard to analyze and find the physical reasons of latest Japanese osteopathic techniques. For example, in case of lower back pain, some therapists take care of from only a few points on the legs.
Of course, I found some explanations in the book "Anatomy Train", but I personally feel more specific lines in my body, and it seems more similar to the Chinese meridian muscles (Jing-jin, which are different from acupuncture meridians).
I talked with some therapists about that, but most of them know the myofacsial connections just as approximate knowledge but don't actually sense them as real lines in their own body.
Then I learned that they call people like me as being "meridian sensitive".
If some of you are interested, we could share about this topic.
Also, I'll be in NY in October to give my professional courses and if you are around, why not meet up !
Gordon J. Wallis said:
Yea you're right Pueppi, I'm working on the physical muscular level. To me, meridians are just lines that represent the muscle chains. So I can look at a Jing Jin chart or a meridian chat and it doesn't matter( for my work). In other words, for my Holographic Acupressure, meridian charts are just representations of muscle chains or Jing Jin chains. My work may look like energy work , but what I do is definitely not energy work.
Gordon J. Wallis said:
What I do is meridian based. The points are important. It's that using a Jing Jin chart or a meridian chart, makes no difference.. I look at meridian charts all day long. That's why I posted a Jing Jin chart and a meridian chart in the attachments. <snip>I don't mean to be confusing. <snip>I guess you could say I'm using the Jing Jin channels. But all I need is an acupuncture chart. This is a Jing Jin Chart in the attachment. I can use that or an acupuncture chart. I depend on those charts.
Gordon, thank you to share your sense and theory. I’m really glad to know people like you who sense the connection and apply it logically to your treatment. Pueppi, thank you for your arrangement of terminology.
To me also, the name of lines doesn’t matter either. I want to find the points to treat effectively in the connection of the tension. I thought Jing Jin seems to represent it more precisely than Anatomy Train. But even though, I personally feel that there are more lines at both sides of all fingers and toes, so I think even Jing Jin doesn’t cover everything.
The merit to sense such lines are, as I wrote last time,
When I scan the tension of my client, what I am aware of
In the case of Achilles tendon, I treat the toes and the base of the toes at first. If the tension doesn’t decrease enough, then I try to find other points along the « TaiYang »-like line. The ischium bone edge, the groove of the sacroiliac joint, the rib bone edges, and the entire head. The physical relation between the neck flexibility and the ankle/wrist flexibility is well known in Japanese Seitai. So I agree with the C1 point that Gordon mentioned. I may scratch the whole back of the head to release the sticking myofascia on the back head bone to release C1, because I feel a strong connection between them.