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Shiatsu is a deep and effective hands-on treatment for many conditions as well as being very relaxing and providing support for general health and well-being. Through the balancing of the body's energy, better physiological and psychological functioning can occur. Recommendations for diet and lifestyle based on traditional Chinese medicine theory can also be offered, according to individual need. The 3-year part-time training in shiatsu is demanding but enables the nurse using shiatsu to offer a particularly beneficial complementary therapy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acupressure / methods*
  • Acupressure / nursing*
  • Holistic Nursing / education
  • Holistic Nursing / methods*
  • Humans