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Foundations of Hara Diagnosis

In the Japanese medical and Japanese martial arts traditions, the word Hara is used as a technical term for a specific area (physical/anatomical) or energy field (physiological/energetic) of the body.

The wonderful thing about hara diagnosis is that your client participates in the process, talking about how it feels and promoting involvement in their health and well being. This is a great course for anyone working with the body and wanting to help their clients establish and maintain health.

In this course you will learn how to diagnose by feeling or palpating different areas of the hara (abdomen) to discover what is going on in the rest of the body.The hara is a microcosm of the health and balance in the whole body, just like the ear in auricular acupuncture or the hand and foot in reflexology.

“All important energetic concepts in Chinese medicine are linked to the source, the abdominal area. From a diagnostic perspective, palpation of the abdomen is critical. It enables us to diagnose all that reflects there, the moving qi between the Kidneys, the source. Since everything springs from the tai ji, which is equivalent to the ming men and the moving qi, the extra ordinary vessels, the organs and their meridians are all reflected in the abdomen. Treating the indications found on the abdomen is equivalent to treating the problem that created the problem”.

Kiiko Matsumoto & Stephen Birch (1988)

This course is limited to a maximum of 20 participants per practical group, so please register early to ensure a place in the next practical session.

Who is this course for:

  • Anyone who loves the energy of the body and would like to feel the meridians health through the hara
  • Practitioners of complementary and natural therapy courses including Naturopathy, Ayurvedic Medicine, Homeopathy
  • A refresher course for oriental practitioners/therapists
  • Anyone who is interested in the diagnostic techniques used in TCM, shiatsu and Remedial Yoga Therapy
  • Anyone interested in eastern medical philosophies and oriental therapies

This course forms part of our 10138NAT Advanced Diploma of Remedial Yoga Therapy and HLT52215 Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies accredited courses designed to teach and treat clients in an oriental therapy clinical setting.

At the end of this course with 100% attendance, you will receive a Certificate of Completion that can be submitted to your association for continuing professional education/development.

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