07. March 2019 · Comments Off on Asian Bodywork Therapy (Acupressure, Tuina, & Shiatsu) · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags: , ,

ABT or Asian Bodywork Therapy is an appropriate and gentle bodywork technique for people of all ages. This is a natural form of healing that balances the energy of the body and boosts its self-healing abilities. ABT is a five millennia old Chinese healing traditional that’s infused with the ancient knowledge of pathology, physiology, and anatomy.

ABT is a safe and non-invasive treatment that helps bring about wellbeing and health throughout the body.

A great way to relax, ABT can help you to wind down after a hard day’s work at the office or after a stressful day at school or at home.

It can be utilized for a wide range of emotional and musculoskeletal conditions. ABT can be used to enhance the function of your nervous system, aid in digestion, stimulate your skin, and relieve stiffness in your joints and muscle. It can treat sports injuries through pressure points and gentle stretches and it’s used by many as an effective sports therapy.

ABT has proven to work against discomfort and pain in many different chronic conditions. ABT can:

• Treat menstrual problems, morning sickness, PMS
• Help in the treatment of digestive disorders
• Help in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems
• Treat fibromyalgia
• Treat insomnia
• Treat fatigue
• Lower tension and stress as well as depression and anxiety
• Increases Circulation
• Treat sports injuries

Depending on the needs of the patient, the effect of ABT may be invigorating and stimulating or calming and sedative.

In the States, ABT is deemed as a subset of acupuncture or massage therapy; the fact is, its benefits are similar to both.

As stagnant energy is the very definition of why we feel pain, it can be considered an obstacle to wellness.

Touch can be a way for stress to have less control on our lives. Shiatsu literally means finger-pressure. My clients have wondered why I have lots of knots in my body. I told them these knots are due to ailments acquired on the mental, emotional, and physical level.

A person who worries a lot would make his energy flow in various directions, and because of this, will create knots and circles that will eventually hinder the smooth flow of blood, particularly in the chest, abdomen, and spleen.

This knotted energy will eventually transform into discomfort in the chest, breathlessness, tension in the shoulder, gastric problems, and stomach distention. If a person’s normal thought process is to worry, then chronic stomach problems and diseases will eventually result.

Dr. Vickery is a licensed acupuncturist in Tarzana, CA., and the founder and clinical director of Vickery Health and Wellness.