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Seifukujutsu literally means to "restore and replace" and consists of herbal medicine, of Nihon Kaifuku Anma (Japanese restoration massage), Sekkotsu (bone setting) techniques, Sotai (whole body movement, kinesiology), hydro-therapy, acupressure, auricular therapy, and reflexology. A doctor of Seifukujutsu is trained in breathing techniques as well as exercises to affect muscle balance and restore tone.
Supposedly, The roots of Seifukujutsu developed slowly among the Yama Bushi (Mountain Warriors) of Japan. The Yama Bushi where always vastly outnumbered in war, and as a result developed an effective method for returning injured soldiers to the field of battle, and accelerating recovery when this was not possible. The system eventually evolved into a therapeutic art for restoring general health. Seifukujutsu has been with us in its current form since the 14th century.
The study of Seifukujutsu includes: Anma (massage) Kappo (resuscitation techniques) Bone setting/chiropractics Diagnosis Cupping Moxabustion Herbology Scraping Sotai (whole body therapy) Shiatsu Hydrotherapy
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