"Seitai Shinpo" - Offered Exclusively In Hawaii At HICOM By Sensei Chieko Maekawa.
Seitai Shinpo (Seitai= correct posture, Shinpo= acupuncture method) is a Japanese structural acupuncture technique involving both acupuncture and moxibustion.
It uses the principles of So Tai Ho therapy, a set of stretching exercises used to bring the body back into alignment, to realign the pelvic region and spinal column. This allows the distortion to be removed and proper posture and health to be restored.
The goal of Seitai Shinpo is to diagnose patterns of contraction along the spine and to release those areas. This is done through precise point location and needling along the contracted areas of the spine.
Once the needle is inserted into the proper area of the muscle, tension releases and the spine can once again align itself. This results in nearly immediate pain relief as local nerves and blood supply can reach internal organs.
Immediately following the insertion of the needle, an herb called Artemisia vulgaris is burned directly on top of the points that were needled. This technique is called direct moxibustion.
Oil released from the heat of each moxa cone increases the production of white blood cells, which are responsible for locating and fighting off viral and bacterial invasions and detecting and eliminating abnormal cell growths that may be cancerous.
A list of practitioners recognized by the Seitai Shinpo Acupuncture Foundation as Certified Seitai Shinpo Acupuncturists can be found at the following link:
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Dr. Chieko Maekawa, Ph.D., D.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac
Studied at the New England School of Acupuncture in Boston, Massachusetts under Dr. Tinyao So for one year before transferring to Waseda Medical Arts College in Tokyo, Japan where she graduated with honor in 1985.
During this time, she also apprenticed with Taiichi Sorimachi for 3 years while in school.
She has practiced in Hawaii since 1987. She received a Ph.D. in 1991, and a Doctorate in Acupuncture in 2000, both from the University of Health Science in Honolulu, Hawaii.
ALOHA. E Komo Mai (welcome in Hawaiian).
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