Palpating the abdomen.
Ampuku is a part of Anma massage in traditional Japan focusing
in treating the abdomen. The abdomen, in traditional Japanese
philosophy is considered to be the center of human life and the
source of our health. Many healers considered the root of disease
as located in the abdomen (Lit. "HARA").
since the 17'Th century Ampuku has developed to a clinical level
and dealt with many patterns of sickness, sometimes combined with
additional oriental medical techniques such as herbology, moxibation
techniques are all derived from Anma massage and focusing them
on the abdomen. Ampuku has several ways of diagnosis & treatment,
according to several different styles which have developed over
Ampuku is in use for treating & healing a variety of cases
such as: relief of abdominal (gastrointestinal, menstrual, digestive,
circulatory etc.) syndromes, helping pregnancy, midwifery treatments,
rehabilitation from childbirth, stress relieve etc.
style in which I am trained uses simple talk powder over the exposed
abdomen for a more comfortable feeling during the treatment. This
style is based on two traditional styles being taught in Japan:
The GOTO style and SHINSAI OTA style ( two great healers at their