Shibashi Benefits – health promoting exercise

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    • Des on November 10, 2014 at 11:28
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    By email:

    “I have some interesting news with regard to Shibashi. In the course of providing therapies I came across several clients that had experienced vertigo travel sickness and labyrinth syndrome. Due to [the fact] they all had movement issues and relaxation and peace was difficult to find, my instincts turned to the Shibashi. To start with we only worked on the movements seated. This had amazing results three individuals found that the dizziness, sickness and motion feeling eased after Shibashi.

    I am waiting on follow ups with this as there is a support group for these conditions where there is little medically to help other than very invasive treatment.”

    • Des on June 28, 2016 at 10:49
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    Received by email:

    Q Hi Des
    Hope all is well with you and you are enjoying the summer May I pick your brains please?
    I have a student who has Multiple Sclerosis. She is really enjoying the sessions and her balance has significantly improved. This was commented on by her health professionals at her last consultation.
    Are there any particular qigong practices or modifications to the Shibashi that might further help her? I understand that everyone with MS has a very individual group of symptoms and severity might also vary.
    It would be useful to get your take on this if you have time to respond briefly.
    Many thanks

    A Hi S,

    I can only give a general answer as I do not know the history, or energetic patterns, of your student. However, if you are looking for exercises that can improve balance, any of the Kidney Qigong are recommended. I would suggest that practicing Circling the Hands to Part the Clouds, and The Flying Goose, would be a good starting point. Scooping From the Sea and Viewing the Sky would also be beneficial but I would only introduce that if the person’s balance could cope………… making sure that they did not overextend the backward leaning (it could be practiced in the seated position).

    I hope this helps.


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