May 19, 2024

Koshi Balancing, a Gentle Manual Therapy at Abacus

Koshi Balancing is a Japanese manual therapy that uses gentle pressure on points along the spine known as Koshi points. These points are connected to the body’s energy flow, and when free of restrictions and balanced, create an overall sense of well-being. This powerful manual therapy is available at Abacus Chinese Medicine as one of a wide range of services offered by Jeffrey Russell, MS, DOM, L.Ac.manual therapy

The Koshi Points

Koshi points are specific areas on the back said to correspond to different organs, body systems, and energy pathways within the body. This method is done by applying gentle pressure or massage to the Koshi points. Practitioners of this manual therapy correct imbalances in the body’s energy flow, promoting overall health and well-being. Each point has its unique benefits and can help address different physical, emotional, and energetic issues within the body.

There are six main Koshi points typically targeted during a Koshi Balancing session. These are:

  1. Hara Koshi: Located in the lower back region, this point is associated with the kidneys, adrenal glands, and reproductive organs. Stimulating this point can help improve circulation, relieve lower back pain, and correct hormonal balance.
  2. Seika Koshi: Found in the middle of the back, this point is connected to the digestive system and may help alleviate gastrointestinal issues, improve metabolism, and promote overall well-being.
  3. Chusei Koshi: Positioned in the upper back region, this point is linked to the respiratory system and may help improve breathing, boost overall lung function, and support respiratory health.
  4. Kokan Koshi: Located in the neck area, this point is associated with the thyroid gland and can help regulate hormone levels, improve thyroid function, and support overall energy balance.
  5. Renkan Koshi: Found in the spine’s center, this point is believed to correspond to the heart and circulatory system. Stimulating this point may help improve heart health, circulation, and emotional well-being.
  6. Tennen Koshi: This point is located at the base of the spine and is connected to the lower body, legs, and feet. osteopathic practice, manual therapyStimulating this point may help relieve tension, improve mobility, and support grounding and stability.

Health Benefits of the Koshi Balancing Manual Therapy

Koshi Balancing is a unique form of manual therapy. It integrates well into a plan using other healing methods. Koshi Balancing has a wide range of health benefits. These include:

  • Relief of stress and tension: Koshi balancing releases blockages in the body’s energy flow, resulting in reduced stress and tension.
  • Improved circulation: The gentle pressure applied to the Koshi points during a balancing session can help improve circulation that in turn, promotes healing throughout the body.
  • Improved immunity: Balancing the Koshi points is believed to strengthen the body’s natural defenses and improve overall health and well-being.
  • Reduced pain: Many people report relief from chronic pain conditions such as back pain, headaches, and joint pain after receiving Koshi balancing treatments.
  • Enhanced mental clarity and emotional well-being: Koshi Balancing is said to help clear negative emotions and promote mental clarity, helping to improve overall mental and emotional well-being.

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