SomaVeda TAELR Tool Assisted Energy Line Release Protocol

SomaVeda® T.A.E.L.R.™ Tool Assisted Energy Line Release Protocol

Pronounced “Tayler”… For thousands of year the ancient Reishi physicians and Masters of Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy have relied on external tools to assist them in therapeutically managing energy disturbances to the Mind, Spirit and Bodies of their patients and clients, their friends and family members. We continue this practical approach to healing and therapy today.

SomaVeda® TAELR™ is especially suitable For Trigger Point Syndromes caused by disruptions and or disturbances to energy lines.

The SomaVeda® TAELR™ tool set includes many traditional and modern innovative methodologies to bring harmony and correction for low oxygen significant traumatic and metabolic induced disorders and syndromes. Traditional SomaVeda® TAELR™/ IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage) tool/ instruments include but are not limited to “Tok Sen, Dewy Mai Sen, Gua Sha (Thai Acupressure/ “Jap Sen Nuad, Tok Sen Nuad“), Cupping, Bamboo Stick, Roller, Whisk” etc. Reduction of pain, increase in range of motion, reduction in referral pains such as migraines and back pain may be significant and immediate. Perfect for Sports and work related injuries and dysfunction.

We use all of the traditional tools and modern versions as well: Wooden, Buffalo Horn, Jade, Plastic and Stainless steel. TAELR™ Therapeuticians also use various styles of Hammers, and Probes in the striking, vibration and or striking techniques which are common as well.

Indications:

  1. Pain Syndromes: Acute and or Chronic… Especially Back, Neck, Hip, Shoulder, Knee, Ankle, Wrist pain. Any chronic pain located in or near a joint.
  2. Hip Pain associated with Replacement
  3. Limited Range of Motion
  4. Motor Control Issues
  5. Muscle recruitment issues/ Musculoskeletal imbalances
  6. Neck Pain
  7. Myalgia and Myalgia type syndromes (i.e. Fibrymyalgia). Any pain associated or located on an energy line (Meridian, Thai Sen Line, Prana Nadi or related facia planes that follow or coincide with energy line locations.)
  8. Myofascial Pain and Restrictions
  9. Faciopathies and Rheumatic type symptomologies (i.e. Plantar Faciitis, Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Tendenitis, Tibialis Posterior Tendinitis, Intercostal pain, Shin Splints, Heel Pain)
  10. Connective Tissue Arthropathy (i.e Tendonitis, Tennis Elbow and the like)
  11. Neuralgia and or Neuralgia type pain syndromes
  12. General Tendinopathy ( impingements, Rotator Cuff tear or adhesion, Golfer’s Elbow, Tennis Elbow, Illiotibial band syndrome (IT Band Syndrome), Patellar tendenitis, Achelles tendinitis, Metatarsalgia, Bone Spurs, tendinosis, Shin Splints
  13. Arthritis
  14. Cellulite
  15. Lymphatic Stasis and Interstitial Fluid Stasis. Chronic joint swelling associated with Sprains and Strains, Chronic Ankle Sprains
  16. Ligament Strain injuries
  17. Muscle Strain injuries
  18. Non-Acute Bursitis
  19. Chronic Inflammation, both general and localized.
  20. Migraine Headaches
  21. Reducing Facial restrictions and or Scar tissue which interferes with healthy and productive function such as Post Surgical and Traumatic Scars.
  22. RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)

TAELR- Tool Assisted Energy Line Release

According to PHYSIOPEDIA “Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation or Simply IASTM is a new range of tool which enables clinicians to efficiently locate and treat individuals diagnosed with soft tissue dysfunction. The technique itself is said to be a modern evolution from Traditional Chinese Medicine called Gua Sha[1].However Gua Sha was not used to treat Musculoskeletal conditions but was traditionally applied along meridiens to move the bad chi out through the skin. IASTM is a is a procedure that is rapidly growing in popularity due to its effectiveness and efficiency while remaining non-invasive,with its own indications and limitations.”

However Physiopedia although correct is incorrect to ascribe the use of tools in therapy exclusively to traditional Chinese Medicine! Using tools in medical therapy is first recorded in the classics of Indian and Thai Ayurveda … the Sushruta Samhita recorded Ayuvedic Physician using a great variety of instruments to supplement the use of their bare hands over four thousand years ago.

In our indigenous traditional way of thinking we make no defined distinction separating the body into physical and or energetic quanta. We see no clear distinction at all. Fascial Planes= Energy Lines and vise versa. Additionally in the western variations there is little or no emphasis on the traditional Hammer and Probe type of technique which is consider vital in our traditional medicine.

This treatment strategy and protocol is useful for therapist who are seeking to use their hands less as the primary tools or expression of their healing arts… Through the use of the various instruments one may do entire sessions and treatments Hands Free!

Example of a SomaVeda® T.A.E.L.R. protocol for treating Plantar Fascitis

A derivative of the traditional oriental techniques becoming popular in western medical physiopathy are called “Graston®, Fascial Abrasion Technique® etc.”

In this course we introduce and explain all of the traditional tools used in TAELR™ practice and with live demonstration practice exchanges building application competencies. Students through lecture and in-class learning environment improve understanding of indications, contraindications and clinical applications for common conditions and issues. Additionally, students are introduced to the protocol as a form of Complimentary and Integrative Medicine Practice in the context of a modern Religious Therapeutic modality suitable for ministers of traditional medicine practice.

In the SomaVeda® TAELR™ Certification Course the practitioner receives certification as a Certified SomaVeda® TAELR™  Technician.

We introduce the SomaVeda® TAELR™ protocol in the Ayurveda LifeStyle Consultant (CTP2) module. Further training is offered in the Ayurveda Health Counselor and SomaVeda® Yoga Therapist and Teacher Certification Certification Programs. Advanced training is offered once a year in Brooksville, FL at the Thai Yoga Center during the Annual Advanced and Teacher Conference and twice a year during our ongoing programs in Thailand (December and April annually).

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga TAELR™ Certification Course

 

SomaVeda® TAELR™ is a Registered Trademark and Service Mark of Anthony B. James, All Rights Reserved. 06/2018

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapeutic Day Program

A Therapeutic Art and Science, developed for the benefit of mankind. The practical expression of loving kindness addressing the issues of pain and suffering.SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapeutic Day Program

SomaVeda® incorporates elements of mindfulness, gentle rocking, deep slow stretching and rhythmic compression to create a singular healing experience.

The four principle therapies used in traditional healing are Wai Khruu (paying respect and affirmations for mental, emotional and spiritual health), Herbs and Natural Substances, Sacred Nutrition or Eating for long life/ Diet and healthy eating  and Laying On of Hands (Chirothesia/ Marma Chikitsa/ Yoga Therapy).

SomaVeda® Certified and Authorized Practitioner’s and Therapist (Medicine Persons) determine best treatment strategy after intake based on traditional Vedic and western biologic assessments. They look at the whole person assessing the body, mind and spiritual needs of the client and then lay out a multi-day program which will methodically work through and treat appropriately the needs of the client. Every individual session and or component of the SomaVeda® Therapeutic Day program is unique and different. Think of the program as not just a treatment but a journey of discovery into the possibilities of healing based on this traditional therapeutic model.

Content therapies included are based on Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy, SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, Medicine of Hope™, Indigenous (clerical/ pastoral/ ministerial) Healthcare, Healing Science and Medicine (IHSM).

SomaVeda® incorporates elements of  mindfulness, gentle rocking, deep slow stretching and rhythmic compression to create a singular healing experience.

It brings fundamental elements and energy into harmony; creates wholeness of mind, body and spirit, in the client and the practitioner as well.  It is is an excellent alternative form of vibrational and energy based healing work. It is suitable for rehabilitation, pain relief, and stress reduction. Nurturing, calming, and enlivening SomaVeda® will expand your ideas of what hands on healing can be.

SomaVeda® Protocols Included:

Basic Program: Seven different sessions over a period of seven or more days. However, please note: SomaVeda® Therapeutic Day programs are designed/ tailored for the individual client and their specific needs for health and balancing. That means this protocol will vary from one client to the next and will also vary over time as to what is emphasized and what is not. Advanced Therapeutic Day Programs may be over 20 or 30 individual sessions and incorporate both the basic protocol and adjuncts as deemed appropriate and necessary.

The program will emphasize the balancing of both physiological/ structural and psychological/ emotional and the energetic/ vibrational as well including but not limited to 1) All the primary Chakra, 2) Over 700 Marma-vital points, 3) All primary energy lines i.e. Meridians and Thai Sen Lines, 4) Five Doshic Bodies, 5) Three Primary Dosha (Vatta, Pitta, Kapha), Ayurveda Pulse (Nadi Vignyam), 6) Over 300 therapeutic Yoga Asana or Postures.

SomaVeda®: Thai Yoga Therapeutic Day Protocol
Seven Sessions over Seven Days
Session #1: Intake and Traditional Vedic and Naturopathic Clinical Assessments and a Short General Balancing Session
Session#2: Supine Position Intensive
Session #3: Side Lying Position Intensive
Session#4: Prone Position Intensive
Session #5: Abdominal/ Torso and Leg Stretching
Session #6: Seated Position Intensive
Session #7: Long General Session and re-assess
Total contact time average 10.5 hrs.
All program/ sessions include Assessment, Sacred Therapy, food-nutrition and supplement counseling, Mental-Emotional and Spiritual counseling by a Certified NAIC minister/ counselor. Programs may incorporate Traditional Thai Yoga Mat, Table or Chair as appropriate for session and or client.

Advanced SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapeutic Day Programs may also include:

▪ SomaVeda® Pancha Karma Detox and Vitality enhancement
▪ SomaVeda® BET/ EFT Energy Psychology- Tapping for Mental and Emotional issues.
▪ SomaVeda® Sacred Nutrition: More specific coaching, education and demonstrations on obtaining and preparing whole food nutrition to support healing and wellness.
▪ SomaVeda® Vibrational- Energy Medicine: Adjunct healing modalities such as Light (Near-Far-Infrared/ Photo-biomodulation Therapy), Bio-magnetic/ PEMF Therapy,
SomaVeda® Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT)
▪ Massage Therapy (If NAIC Practitioner is also a State Licensed Massage Therapist!)
▪ Reiki
▪ Homeopathy
▪ Herbology
▪ Jade Integrative Therapy
SomaVeda® Subdermal Endermatherapie

Among the many benefits of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga the following have been noted:

• Enhances the Body/Mind /Psyche connection
• Practically expresses loving kindness
• Practical extension of Divine Energy (Chirothesia)
• Lowers low-density liprotein (LDL) cholesterol (”bad” cholersterol)
• Raises high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the “Good” cholesterol)
• Boosts immune system, helps increase resistance to infection
• Lowers high blood pressure
• May reduce risk of some cancers (Static Lymph and or site toxic)
• Assist in management of type 2 diabetes
• Reduces stress and enhances sense of well being
• Increase bone density by stressing connective tissue and “bending the bones”
• Reduces Risk of Heart Attacks
• Helps to Increases lean muscle mass
• Balances the Chakras, promotes the
circulation of Prana and vital energies
• Reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression
• Reduces chronic fatigue and related syndromes
• Increases tendon and connective tissue extensibility.
• Increases range of motion and reduces resistance to motion (PNF)
• Virtual cure for many soft tissue disorder (Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
• Reduces pain and referred pain from trigger points
• Effective in reducing Migrane Headache frequency and severity
• Reduces swelling and edema
• Increases circulation of fluid and oxygen to deficient areas
• Increases range of motion and general mobility
• Effective treatment in many kinds of soft tissue related disorders
• Stress and emotional related infertility and impotence
• Removes Toxins and speeds recovery
• Reduces and or eliminates the harmful effects of negative emotions
• Effective treatment in psycho-somatic and psycho-emotional illness
• Effective treatment for Repetitive Stress Disorders
• Addresses nutritional and food issues and increase nutrient motility
• Reduces back and neck pain
• Integrates and supports proper alignment of all structural parts of the body without ballistics or force. (Osseous alignment)
• Reduces and or eliminates active / latent Trigger Points and equalizes/ reduces areas of high neurologic activity
• Effective lymphatic Drainage modality

For more extensive review of medical, clinical and anecdotal evidence for the benefits of the SomaVeda® Therapeutic Day program CLICK HERE!

Learn Thai massage in Florida Thai Massage School, Thai Massage

Learn Thai massage in Florida Thai Massage School, Thai Massage

Florida State Board of Massage Therapy, ( FSBMT) Certified Program and Program CE Provider #: 50-15942, (2009 to present)

 

 

NCBTMB Approved Provider for Massage Therapy Continuing Education

WHAT IS THAI MASSAGEWat Po, Bangkok Thailand

We offer Traditional Thai Massage/ Thai yoga certifications and Thai Yoga and Thai massage continuing education (CEUs)classes /credits, often blended and called Thai yoga massage in Florida and other states.  This combination of skills has become the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification program at the Thai Yoga Center in Brooksville, Florida. Our education is geared toward teaching students the proper skills for a long career in healing therapies as well as helping seasoned practitioners by offering both traditional and bio-mechanically correct ways to
do their work.

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga is sophisticated, elegant and at the same time intensive practice,
however the rewards are dramatic and enormous.

Most healing practitioners and massage professionals find this way of working based on a well developed and actually ancient practice to be as healthy for themselves as for their clients.

Student themselves find positive and beneficial changes happening to their own bodies during and after course completion!

It is not unusual for students enrolled to SomaVeda® style traditional thai yoga massage courses to experience increases in range of motion, breakthroughs dealing with emotional issues and weight loss!

The training’s are intense and focused on our primary outcomes which are to prepare you to be able to start or add a productive, profitable practice the next day after you graduate! Unlike other programs which seem to follow the “Tourist” or non-professional model… SomaVeda® Thai Yoga programs are professional and competency based. We take the time necessary to give you the practitioner the concrete foundations necessary to be successful and safe.

If your already a healthcare professional or Massage Therapist for example… you will be amazed at the refinements and grace this work will bring to your practice. Additionally, it will likely reduce any occupational and or repetitive stress type of occupational disorders you may already be experiencing. SomaVeda® system is the modern iteration of several well established original, genuine named Thai Medical Institutions and our school is directed by Dr. Anthony B. James. Dr. James holds more than five doctorates and is an award winning Aachan, Master Thai Medicine Teacher and Professor of Thai Traditional Medicine and Yoga Therapy. One of the several textbooks introduced in the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification program “Ayurveda of Thailand” was voted best Ayurveda textbook of 2017 and received the Veda Vasya Award!

Traditional Thai Yoga Massage and healing arts are classified as “Religious Therapeutics“, a form of Chirothesia Healing and indigenous traditional medicine.

Proper Clothing?

Dress ready to move! Loose fitting comfortable clothing seems best. Many students opt to wear clothes suitable for either a Yoga class or similar.

What else do I need to bring?

Aside from your self of course, bring a notebook and pen. We provide all necessary workbooks, textbooks and materials for you in class.

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certification programs are unique and offer more opportunities for professional education and growth than any other similar program. The first thing to keep in mind is that we were first! Our program has been teaching and certifying Thai Yoga massage and Traditional Thai Massage professionals full time since 1984. Most Thai Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage and or Thai Massage programs currently in the US were started and or operated by graduates of our original programs! As stated above we offer more than the short TOURIST style (backrubs at the beach) type of training and certification pathway. We offer five different levels of certification and five different College degrees from Associate to Doctorate and Ph.D. based on Thai Yoga Massage as a core modality. No one else offers this.

Thai Yoga Massage: Certification programs:

  1. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification Program (Basic)
  2. SomaVeda® Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant (Intermediate)
  3. SomaVeda® Ayurveda Health Counselor (Advanced)
  4. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, Ayurveda Therapist (Advanced)
  5. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher Certification Program

SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine Degree programs:

The college degrees incorporate Thai Yoga Massage and Ayurveda as core curriculum:

  1. Associates of Sacred Arts Degree- Major: Traditional Natural Health
  2. The Bachelor of Sacred Science Degree – Major: Natural Health/ Alternative Medicine
  3. The Bachelor of Applied Sacred Science (BASSc) Degree in Massage Therapy
  4. The Bachelor Applied Sacred Science Degree Yoga Therapy
  5. Doctor of Sacred Natural Medicine Ayurveda (DSNM) and /or Doctor of Sacred Traditional Naturopathic Medicine (ND(S)) Diploma Program
  6. Doctor of Philosophy Sacred Ayurveda Medicine (Ph.D. Ayurveda) Diploma Program

 

Where is The Thai Yoga Center?

We are located in the beautiful central Sun Coast of florida. Brooksville is centrally located near Springhill, Tampa, Orlando and Ocala.
Classes are held on our beautiful dedicated 5 acre Native Sanctuary and botanical garden. We provide all of our programs in a beautiful, natural environment.

Our happy staff can also provide local listing for reasonably priced hotels within 2 miles of our training facility.

When do Brooksville/ Tampa/ Orlando Thai Massage Training’s happen?

To make it convenient, we host new student start dates five times in 2018 and six times a year starting in 2019.

Our usual calendar offerings are : January, March, June, September and November: Class Calendar

Each of our weekend courses are at least 20 hours of CEU (17
NCBTMB hours), so any of our courses will help a Florida licensed
massage therapist fulfill the “Live” course requirement for
licensure.


Please follow link to Florida Dept of Health – Board of Massage
Therapy for exact requirements.
.. From their website:

Prior to renewal on August 31, 2009,
every massage therapist will be required to complete:

  • One (1) hour of continuing education for each month or
    partial month that has elapsed since the issuance of the license
    for which renewal is sought, up to a maximum of 24 hours for the
    renewal period.
  • At least twelve (12) of the hours must be relevant to
    and focus on massage therapy techniques, which may include the
    history of massage, human anatomy & physiology, kinesiology
    and/or pathology.
    These hours must be completed
    via live classroom instruction (including hands-on instruction
    or demonstration).
    6 of the live hours may be
    completed via performance of Pro Bono services pursuant to
    64B7-28.0095, F.A.C.
  • Two (2) hours must
    cover instruction in professional ethics. Note – If you are a
    new licensee and this is your first renewal, you are not
    required to complete this course for renewal.
  • Two (2) hours must
    cover instruction in the prevention of medical errors.
  • Two (2) hours must
    cover instruction in Florida Laws and Rules (Chapter 480 and
    456, Florida Statutes and Rule Chapter 64B7, F.A.C.). Note – If
    you are a new licensee and this is your first renewal, you are
    not required to complete this course for renewal.
  • In addition to the hours required above, a course in
    HIV/AIDS is also required for renewal.
  • All courses must be
    obtained through a Board of Massage Therapy Approved Provider.

 

Who is the Staff at The Thai Yoga Center?

Our staff is amazing! Most senior teachers here hold one or more doctorates!

Primary Thai Yoga Center Staff and Faculty:

  1. Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James
  2. Dr. Julie James
  3. Dr. Arianna Coe

Adjunct Staff: Have graduated from the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher Certification program and have been taught personally by Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James. Every adjunct teacher on staff has between one and fifteen years in-class thai yoga teaching experience. We specialize in small class and high teacher ratio’s.

How Thai Massage works

We use both traditional and modern teaching methods.

The most strict traditional Asana (Therapeutic Postures) and Vinyasa (Therapeutic Sequences) are taught. We have a happy balance of didactic, lecture, demonstration and practice to bring you to the award winning competencies and skill levels our graduates are known for.

Dr. Anthony B. James was the first western Thai Yoga Massage teacher to incorporate the concept of FLOW as a practice methodology into his certification programs both in Thailand and US in the 80’s. Of course many try to copy our “flow” concept but after 35 years of practice and refinement we know how to do it properly!

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy is more than technique!

Every SomaVeda® certification program offers extensive education in Nutrition, BET/ EFT Tapping for Emotional Issues, Specific treatment protocols for major diseases such as Cancer, Heart Disease and Diabetes among others. We have treatment protocols available for over 100 top health and medical conditions.

Medically Supervised and Directed Thai Yoga Course Instruction.

When we say CLINICAL we mean clinical! All courses are personally medically supervised by Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James. This both for your saftey but also to make sure the bio-mechanics of what your practicing are exact, safe and healing both for you and for your clients.

Unique features of the SomaVeda®  program:

  • Students may study at their own pace, and only need commit
    on a course by course basis as their schedule and finances
    permit.
  • A small deposit can hold the student’s place in class – if requested we have several convenient courtesy payment choices to choose from.
  • We have one of the most respected Thai massage programs
    anywhere. We have been teaching since 1984 and have taught over
    20,000 practitioners. Check our our graduates and student testimonials!
  • We currently have over 4,500 hours of Thai massage-specific
    coursework available. No matter what your experience is we have something to offer both baby beginners and experts alike.
  • Our courses are supported by Dr. Anthony B. James Award winning DVD Series, providing the student a detailed study aid
    before and after class. Additionally we offer over 100 education video’s on YouTube. Dr. James is a Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society (UTTS) Lifetime Doctor and Professor of Thai Traditional Medicine and Awardee of the UTTS Ganesha Award 2009 for Excellence as well as a Friend of Thailand Award 2002, recipient in category Traditional Thai Medicine. In 2006, Dr. James was granted Aachan/ professor and Master Thai Traditional Medicine: Thai Yoga/ Thai Massage Teacher status through the Anantasuk system (Hua Hin Thailand), recognized by the Wat Po Association.
  • We place strong emphasis on developing excellent skills and
    body mechanics early in the student’s education. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certified practitioners are consider the highest trained and qualified in the industry. They are highly sought after.
  • Our program emphasizes professional development both personally and as a practice. We include extensive education in ethical, legal and marketing/ practice building in every class.
  • SomaVeda® originated the idea of “Hands Free” Thai Yoga in 1984. Every certification program include this and all variations on Massage Table and Portable Massage Chair to give you variety and portability in your work.
  • Continue your education and practice development with over 4500 hrs. of course work available!
  • An unparalleled list of formal and traditional recognition’s. See the list!
  • Our program can offer you a comprehensive legal authority and basis to practice your full scope of practice legally in ALL 50 states! No other Thai Yoga program can make this claim.

We have hundreds of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Massage Video’s!

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For SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Articles Main Page Click Here!

(Current scholarship and or reduced tuition offers Now remaining for March, June 2018 only. For start dates after June 2018, please see Late 2018 Scholarship Program Page or call office for details)

 

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Native American Indigenous Church College of Natural Medicine operates in compliance, as a degree granting institution through exemption, by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities under Section 1005.06 (1) (f), FLA Statutes. The state, like other states, does not require accreditation or theological accreditation for our religious education based programs.

Important: Please Note! NAIC Inc./ SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine/ Thai Yoga Center Cancellation and Refund Policies apply to all registrations and or reservations for courses and programs. NAIC/ Thai Yoga Center Programs are not public and are offered exclusively under an expressed ecclesiastical (Church)/ private association and acceptance of these Posted Refund and Cancellation Policies and RPG’s are a precondition towards acceptance and participation in any program or course of study. Click Here for Refund and Cancellation Policy

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Repetitive Stress Injury, The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Approach to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Part 2 of 2

Thai Yoga Mastery with Aachan James

Repetitive Stress Injury, The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Approach to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Part 2 of 2.

by Anthony B James DNM(C), ND, MD(AM), DOM(C), DPHC(h.c.), PhD, RAAP, SMOKH   (Original Article Published December 27, 2011)

INNER: Any particular disorder or trauma whether acute or chronic like CTS will manifest differently in different persons. When looking for the INNER significance we first consider the balance and activity of the Chakras. We gain insight into the specific chakras involved by observing the physical correlations, i.e., corresponding body part, orifice, closest Sen, or line, and/or meridian.The chakras most closely associated with the hands and wrist are fourth Chakra, ANAHATA , commonly called the Heart Chakra. The hands are the vehicle for expressing and communicating from and of the heart. We say that the skin of the hands and arms is the organ most closely associated with the heart.The bones and sinew of the hands are ruled or controlled by the first Chakra or root Chakra. The quality of the energy here is one of security and survival. That these two such disparate qualities of expression of energy should overlap here may explain many things. For example, the ability of the hands to express the most tender and compassionate intent are the very same hands that can create willful injury and harm.The highest use of the hands is found in the expression of the positively aspected fourth Chakra. This is demonstrated in the quintessence of the loving touch where the hands are expressing the inner light and warmth of the heart according to its clear, compassionate and loving nature. When the hands are used purely as tools for procuring security and survival needs we run into difficulty. Because of their structural support in first Chakra, hands can be used in this fashion for short periods of time. However, long term use in this manner results in abuse from overuse.

Read moreRepetitive Stress Injury, The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Approach to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Part 2 of 2

Repetitive Stress Injury, The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Approach to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Thai Yoga Mastery with Aachan James

Repetitive Stress Injury, The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Approach to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
(Reprint Original Article December 27, 2011)

Repetitive Stress Injury, The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Approach to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

 Part 1 of 2. by Anthony B James DNM(C), ND, MD(AM), DOM(C), DPHC(h.c.), PhD, RAAP, SMOKH

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a challenge that is cropping up more and more frequently. Conventional remedial treatments are fine and can be examples of compassion in action, but Western style physical therapeutic and orthopedic approaches are limited in just how much compassionate relief they are able to deliver. This is because the conventional Western therapeutic model for treatment is not holistically based. A more compassionate approach is a protocol which leads to fundamental understanding and renders the application of remedial therapies unnecessary! This approach is entirely holistic (Naturopathic and Religious Therapeutic).

What is CTS? The common conventional medical understanding of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or CTS as quoted from  “Tabers Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary” defines CTS as “soreness, tenderness, and weakness of the muscles of the thumb caused by pressure on the Median Nerve at the point at which it goes through the carpal tunnel of the wrist.”

The origin of the Median Nerve or Nerve Medianus are the internal and external cords of the brachial plexus. It is a motor and a sensory nerve. Its function is to enervate the pronators and flexors of the forearm, two external lumbricales, thenar muscles of the thumb, skin of the palm and the first four fingers.

Considered a syndrome, the generally accepted cause is fatigue injury and concomitant secondary trauma derived from over-use. This would also generally classify CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) as an RSS or Repetitive Stress Syndrome type of injury. In most of the cases that I have seen, the cause was simple and easy to determine and verify. Clients were performing menial, repetitive tasks which primarily focused workload, pressure and or impact on the thumb, fingers and wrist. They were pushing with the thumb, pressing or tapping with the fingers, grasping, squeezing and twisting with the hand, or combinations of the above. In some cases they were doing all of the above. The kinds of situations which can produce this kind of working stress are quite varied and diverse; typing or working on computers including extensive mouse work or pick and place tasking on a manufacturing line. Virtually any repetitive work involving the fingers and hands done over a period of time can lead to this type of break down.

The more narrow the parameters of the particular stress the more likely the stress is to lead to the development of the syndrome. It has been noted for instance that the simple act of typing on a keyboard transfers thousands of individual impacts which send minute shock waves to the wrist and forearm. It is the combination of these little shock waves and the narrow range of motion one must maintain in order to type efficiently that eventually leads to breakdown and deterioration.

CTS is turning up more frequently among Western style therapists and even oriental style therapists who use a few narrowly defined techniques for every client, over and over again. Especially susceptible are those who squeeze and twist the fingers and wrist while exerting pressure on or with the thumbs. This does not necessarily mean that the techniques themselves are bad, although some are. Rather, repetitively performing these narrowly focused techniques with an ever-diminishing range of motion is bad. In a sense, this is inevitable for these therapists because as they gain experience in these methods, they will tend to become more efficient in the application of the few techniques they are using and the one or two body parts that they are using.

I have personally interviewed massage therapists whose total pharmacopoeia of therapeutic “hand” tools was based on no more than five different positions of the hand, and was limited to only using the hands to apply pressure! There are even schools that teach that the only part of a therapist’s body which may touch the client is their hands and that it is somehow improper or immoral to use another part of the body! As a SomaVeda® Thai Yoga stylist you may laugh, but this is no laughing matter. Therapists trained in this simple way of using just a few techniques for everything are bound to breakdown sooner or later as the cumulative stress of releasing tens of thousands of individual points and squeezing tons of flesh and muscle with just the hands and fingers begins to take its toll. Working conditions further exacerbate the problem, such as the Western practice of exclusively working on or around a massage table.

Although there are operations and applications that seem to be well suited to a massage table, by and large the table by design engenders poor body mechanics. The table simply holds the body of the therapist out and away from the area they are working on. Some schools and state licensing boards even prevent the therapist from leaning on the table for support! Why is this? The fundamental idea upon which proper body mechanics is based on is that the closer your center of gravity is to the point or area you are applying pressure to, the less muscular effort it takes and the more efficient the application of pressure becomes.

A concrete example that we use in class is in standing. When you are simply standing you are maximizing the application of pressure under your feet with little or no stress to the rest of your body. Depending on how much you weigh, you could be exerting one or more than one hundred pounds of pressure on the surface of your feet to the surface under your feet with zero effort, no more effort than if you were just standing. As the point or surface you wish to press on moves away from your center of gravity you become less efficient and strain more. This straining is your attempt to create a compensation for being off center through muscular contraction. It is possible to do this but it costs dearly. It costs in the actual amount of energy that you expend as you work and it costs in the wear and tear, stress and deterioration of your own body/mind/spirit. We work off center because we are off center. Strain and the resultant suffering from strain seem like normal and acceptable consequences of making our way in life. However, this is not true! When we are established in our center and work from our center, we are balanced in everything that we do. When we work from a place of balance there is less effort required, with few or no detrimental consequences from this kind of effort. In fact, this kind of effort actually increases your capacity to do more.

Using the massage table is also part of the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga repertoire!  Doing Thai Yoga and Thai Massage has always been a very important part of traditional Thai Medical Massage applications, especially in Thai Hospitals. There are approximately one hundred seventy Thai VA or veteran’s hospitals run by the Royal Ministry of Health. All of them have a wing or floor exclusively devoted to Thai Traditional Medicine and all of them use tables and raised platforms to do their work. The difference between the Thai Table applications and methods is the variety of techniques and the dramatic differences in body mechanics used in Thai Style Yoga therapy. So, please do not misunderstand when I speak of the harmful effects caused by working on a massage table because I am referring only to Western types of massage or massage therapy techniques on the table.

This is another reason why the integrated holistic approach of the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Massage way is so brilliant. When we say, “we use the whole person to treat the whole person,” we are also saying that we use the whole body as the instrument with which we apply pressure and energy to the body of our client! As the workload is more evenly distributed with dozens of different tools and as we switch from tool to tool, such as from hand pressure to foot pressure, there is little opportunity for a repetitive stress disability to occur. The bottom line is that therapists trained in limited and conventional Western protocols do not know what the prognosis is for their practice longevity. On the other hand, the specific TAO or WAY of working we share as SomaVeda® Thai Style Yoga therapists has already been refined and perfected over many, many years.

CTS and RSS syndromes may become the leading cause of disability among working massage, massage therapists, physical therapists, body work therapists etc.  in the not so distant future. Already many therapists and professional body workers that I meet in trainings and workshops suffer from the precursors of wrist, hand and arm pain in one or both hands. Not all persons stressed in the same manner will develop CTS, but there are mediating factors which could determine predisposition such as age, heredity, physical conditioning including functional range of motion, diet/nutrition (i.e. any specific deficiency), pre-existing trauma, injury, or scarring resulting from injury.

Additional mediating factors in susceptibility to not only CTS but any degradation of health, function and longevity are nutritional, emotional, mental and energetic. Energetically we must also consider the balance of and between the major Chakras and the representation of their homeodynamic status or balance in the physical, psychological and emotional states. For example, if one performs the very same menial task in a “good place” versus in an “angry place,” one is more likely to hurt them selves in the latter.

The SomaVeda® treatment protocol is basically always the same. The treatment itself may be broken down into three distinct phases or categories. INNER, OUTER, & SECRET.  

The Inner deals with the innate energetic, pranic, and Chakra correlations and considerations found in the matrix body. For those of you not familiar with the terminology, the matrix body is your total energetic body including all of the chakras, lom (Wind Gates), all of the Sen or Prana Nadis, meridians, elements, extraordinary vessels and acupuncture points which make up the luminous body. Treatment of the Inner may or may not be performed hands on or with Asanas. It may also utilize Puja, prayer, affirmation and focused intention with visualization or meditation techniques and guided breathing or Prana Yama. The focus of the Inner is to create or stimulate a movement toward balance between the various energetic parts of us. This state is evidenced by the free and unrestricted flow of energy or prana. The Inner is also related to the healing mind and innate wisdom of balance which operates in every cell and which is the true overseer of healing processes in the body/mind/spirit. When we place our hand on the client and ask permission and direction to treat, this is the “who” or “what” we are communicating with.

Because the inner deals with the energy body and disruptions within the energy system, then we also consider here the role of pathological emotional and mental states. In SomaVeda® we teach that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system. Examples of negative emotions are fears, phobias, compulsions, neurosis, anxieties and the like which are unreasonable and or irrational.

The Outer addresses the symptomatic and observable physiologic/pathological considerations in the tangible physical body (TPB). This usually involves hands on application of pressure to the body by holding specific points and applying therapeutic Asanas or postures. The focus of the Outer is the same as in the Inner except that we are looking for homeodynamic stasis or a balanced and harmonious state between the physical being and all of its parts. This may look like a reduction in obvious trauma and sensitivity as well as an increase in all circulation, a reduction in number and intensity of active and latent trigger points with a corresponding increase in mobility and range of motion.

Results may also include reduced edema and swelling, lower residuals of metabolic waste and by products of the trauma along with a reduction in atrophy, scar tissue and further reduction in the pathological production of scar tissue and less pain. In short, a movement toward optimum health and return to function.

The Secret approaches the spiritual or metaphysical aspects of this challenge to one’s harmony and equilibrium in the context of one’s whole life and person.

Please note: The mentioned distinctions of energetic and physical self are arbitrary to help in your understanding. In reality, all such distinctions are illusion and can be limiting. In actual treatment the more advanced practitioner addresses the Inner, Outer and Secret simultaneously without preference for one over the other.

In Part 2 of this article I will break down treatment approaches and strategies for each of the Inner, Outer and Secret elements of the disorder.

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Intro to SomaVeda Thai Yoga Tok Sen Stick Technique

Intro to SomaVeda® Thai Yoga “Tok Sen” Stick Technique

Tok Sen Stick Technique

 

 

 

 

 

Intro to using the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy Tok Sen Stick Technique in Thai Yoga therapy ministry protocols.

Demo by Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James director of the SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center. “Tok Sen” technique can be a valuable adjunct for Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy protocols.

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Ayurveda Perspective on Hypothyroidism

Ayurveda Perspective on Hypothyroidism

by Scott Gerson, M.D., Ph.D. (Ayu), Medical Director, The Gerson Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine

The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland located in the neck below the thyroid cartilage (which forms the laryngeal prominence, or “Adam’s apple”). The isthmus (the bridge between the two lobes of the thyroid) is located inferior to the cricoid cartilage.

The thyroid gland controls how efficiently the body produces and utilizes energy, and affects almost every tissue and organ in the body. The only exceptions are the brain, ovaries, testes, spleen, and the thyroid gland itself. It acts by producing thyroid hormones, the principal ones being triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). T3 and T4 are synthesized from both iodine and tyrosine. The thyroid also produces calcitonin, which plays a role in calcium homeostasis.

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce a sufficient amount of the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). It is estimated to affect between 3.8-4.6% of the general population. Approximately 0.3% of the general American population have overt hypothyroidism, and 4.3% have subclinical hypothyroidism. Globally, iodine deficiency is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. In areas where dietary iodine is sufficient, hypothyroidism is most commonly caused by Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. It can also (rarely) be caused by post-partum thyroid inflammation, certain medications, congenital abnormalities (failure of the thyroid gland to develop), or stress.

Stress and Hypothyroidism

In fact, stress is known to be a significant contributor to thyroid dysfunction. Whenever you experience stress, your adrenal glands produce cortisol. This is an evolutionary protective mechanism that originally developed as a response to physical threats. It creates the “fight or flight” response and once the physical threat is gone, cortisol levels go back to their normal levels. Its primary functions are to:

  • increase blood sugar through gluconeogenesis in the liver • increase blood sugar through the breakdown of glycogen to glucose • raise the blood pressure   • suppress inflammation • suppress the immune system

Elevated cortisol is intended for short term stressful events. However unfortunately, your body does not know the difference between an sudden attack by a dinosaur and raising twin two-year olds. It is the duration and accumulation of stress and not the type of stress that causes high levels of cortisol.

Every cell in the body has receptors for both thyroid hormone and cortisol. Cortisol acts synergistically with thyroid hormone at the epigenetic level. Normal levels of cortisol (neither too much nor too little) need to be present bound to its receptors for optimal function of not only the thyroid gland itself but for every tissue in the body. Too much cortisol causes the tissues to no longer respond to the thyroid hormone signal. This is known as thyroid resistance, meaning that thyroid hormone levels can be normal, but tissues fail to respond as efficiently to the thyroid signal. It can cause TSH levels to be elevated while T4 and T3 are within the normal range.

Excess cortisol has an adverse direct affect on thyroid function. It inhibits deiodinase (the enzyme responsible for the conversion of T4 into T3 in the body tissues) and also leads to an increased risk of Hashimotos thyroiditis (thyroid autoimmune disease). The latter effect is the result of cortisol causing an abnormal the ratio of T1 and T2 lymphocytes. A shift toward T1 may be associated with Hashimotos.

Symptoms

The symptoms of hypothyroidism are quite variable, depending on the severity of the hormone deficiency and of course one’s constitutional make-up. But in most cases, symptoms tend to develop slowly, often over a number of years. They typically include any or all of the following:

Chronic fatigue, weight gain, depression, low blood pressure, sensitivity to heat and cold, paresthesias, bradycardia, elevated LDL- cholesterol, reactive hypoglycemia, hoarseness, constipation, headache, muscle weakness, joint stiffness, swollen face, menorrhagia (heavy and prolonged menstruation), cramps, memory loss, visual problems, infertility and hair loss.

Ayurvedic Perspective on Hypothyroidism

Galaganda

There is no direct mention of the thyroid gland in Ayurveda. But a disease by the name galaganda is mentioned in various samhitas. The earliest description of neck swelling is found in the atharvaveda by the name apachi (a non-suppurative swelling in the neck, axilla, or groin). Charaka first described the disease as one of the 20 varieties of sleshma (kaphaja) vikaras (disease). Sushruta explicitly wrote that out of seven layers of the skin, the sixth layer, Rohini, is galaganda rogadhistana-(Su.Sa.IV/4). In the nidana sthana he describes galaganda as two encapsulated small or big swellings in the anterior angle of the neck, which hang like a scrotum (Su.Ni.XI), whereas Charaka describes galaganda as solitary swelling (Ch.Ch.XI).

The etiological factors in galaganda include climatic conditions, water supply, dietary conditions and other surroundings. Sushruta stated that rivers flowing towards east might give rise to the occurrence of galaganda. Bhela states that galaganda is more common in prachya desa (eastern part) of the country. Harita samhitakara described the role of dustambu (contaminated water) in the precipitation of galaganda. Kashyapa samhita says that any part of the country which is cold, damp, with densely grown long trees, water stagnation and heavy rains may promote the development of galaganda.

From the above descriptions it is tempting to associate galaganda can be with goiter (abnormal swelling of the thyroid gland) or some type of neck tumor, where thyroid functions may or may not be compromised. But hypothyroidism is not just a localized disease. It has many symptoms related to many systems of the body. None of these manifestations are mentioned in the ancient texts. Thus it is probably inaccurate to draw a parallel between hypothyroidism and galaganda.

Ayurvedic Treatment

According to modern Ayurvedic therapeutic science, a decrease or increase in the normal working of thyroid gland results in the ailments of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, respectively. Like all nija rogas (internally caused diseases), the root cause of hypothyroidism is a disequilibrium of the doshas. There is in general vitiation in the Kapha dosha and Pitta dosha (water and fire body humors).  Ayurveda teaches that thyroid disease is affected by diet and lifestyle discrepancies which further promote the doshic imbalance.

Diseases are classified in Ayurveda as either Sukhasadhya, Kruchrasadhya, Yapya or Asadhya. Sukhasadhya diseases, can be easily cured. Kruchrasadhya diseases are difficult to cure. Yapya diseases recur when the treatment is stopped and Asadhya signifies those diseases that are incurable. Ayurveda considers most forms of hypothyroidism a yapya disease.

Thyroid Therapy

Ayurveda therapy for thyroid disease is a holistic and supportive therapy that aims to correct the doshic imbalance and hence the flawed function of the thyroid gland. Therapy includes the recommendation of herbal medicines principally for dosha balance and to some extent specifically to promote thyroid function, dietary guidance, and lifestyle recommendations.

Thyroid Medicines

No dosages or methods of preparation are given to emphasize the absolute requirement for an Ayurvedic physician to prescribe these medicines.

Single medicines include: Kanchanara leaves, Guggulu oleoresin, Ashwagandha root, Brahmi leaves, Punarnava leaves.

Compound medicines include Kanchanar Guggulu, Punarnava mandoor*, Ashwagandharishta, Amritadhaya taila and Mahayogaraj guggulu**.

All medicines for hypothyroidism need to be taken under the supervision of an experienced Ayurvedic physician (Vaidya). Also, as these thyroid medicines help in regulating metabolism as well as detoxifying the body, you may need to increase your water intake and include a bland diet along with taking medicines meant for thyroid balancing.

* contains ferric oxide (iron) and is used only if there is accompanying anemia. **contains mercuric sulfide, tin oxide, ferric oxide, ferrous silicate, and silver oxide.

Hypothyroid Diet and Lifestyle Guidance

  • Assuming there is no food intolerance or lactase deficiency one can consume milk and milk products. Also rice, barley, green grams, Bengalgram (chaana dal), sugarcane juice, cucumber and fruits and vegetables which are pittakapha ahara (reduce both pitta and kapha, (see diets on our website)
  • Restrict the salty and sour tastes in your diet.
  • Ayurveda acknowledges the benefit of specific Yoga asanas and pranayama (breathing techniques) in the management of hypothyroidism. These asanas include:

Yogamudrasana Yoganidrasana Halasana Sarvangasana Suryanamaskar  Suptavajrasana Matasyasasna

  • Pranayama techniques of Jalandhar bhanda and Ujjayi Pranayaam

Iodine is a controversial subject for hypothyroid patients. One of the most classic signs of iodine deficiency is an enlarged thyroid gland and goiter: conversely, people with Hashimoto’s disease often develop goiter that can be aggravated by supplementing with additional iodine, especially in large doses.

Iodine is found in shellfish, seaweed, deep-water fish and certain vegetables, including: garlic, chard, spinach, and mustard and turnip greens, lima beans, sesame seeds, and soybeans. The iodine content in food does not seem to aggravate a Hashimoto’s thyroid in the same way as it does when administered in supplements, but it is still prudent not to consume these items in large quantities.

Selenium deficiency is also a preventable environmental factor in Hashimoto’s disease. The recommended daily allowance of selenium is normally 55 mcg (micrograms), but for Hashimoto’s patients it is reasonable to increase this to 200 mcg daily either through the diet or supplementation. Selenium foods (mcg/per serving) include: brazil nuts (540!), most salt-water fish (50-90), shellfish (50-60), mushrooms (15-20), meats (20-30), poultry (30), eggs (10), and whole grains (20-25).

As we all are constitutionally, metabolically, and genetically different, with we will respond to standard Ayurvedic treatments in idiosyncratic ways. Therefore the therapeutic approach to any disease or condition is always individually formulated.

 

Reprinted with authors permission.

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SomaVeda Thai Yoga Breast Care Therapy Certification Course

SomaVeda Thai Yoga Breast Care Therapy Certification Course

SomaVeda Thai Yoga Ayurveda Breast Care Therapy Certification Course:

Current Statistics indicate that nearly 1 out of every 7 or 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women between the ages of 35 and 54.

The Breast Care and Therapy certification program is intended to educate professional therapists in the major theories and information regarding natural and safe complementary preventive treatment protocols for breast health and wellness issues. Issues addressed possible benefits of SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies® Religious Therapeutics and traditional based remedies for reducing and or preventing risk factors and symptoms in breast related disorders; i.e. Breast Cancer, Fibrylmalgia, FibryCystitus, Myalgia’s, Neuritus, Lymphadema, swelling, sensitivity and unwarranted soreness, Scar Tissue Contracture related to Breast Augmentation and Implants and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as “so called” breast related or “breast caused” back pain.

A seven step SomaVeda® protocol will be covered for implementing a professional, Therapeutic Breast Care & Therapy Program. Hands on techniques (Chirothesia/ Religious Therapeutics) of Indigenous based Complex Decongestive Physiotherapy, Manual Lymph Drainage, Compression, Acupressure, Therapeutic Exercise, Skin Care and application of adjunct therapies (Spiritual, Emotional, Mental and Physical) will be covered in detail along with principles of risk reduction. Indications, contraindications and possible side effects of the protocol will be covered, along with propriety, ethical and legal issues for ministerial consulting and practice.

The risk factors, issues of breast augmentation, circulatory factors of deficiency and toxemia, suppressed lymphatic activity and, brassiere related adverse heat and pressure. Course includes anatomical and physiological focus of relevant region of the body. Self care breast massage for client’s home use will also be covered.

Do to the nature of this hands on course and in recognition of all propriety and modesty issues, a signed waiver/ informed consent will be required for participation. Pre-requisite: participants must be at least 21 years old, currently enrolled in a professional yoga and or therapeutic certification program and or be currently licensed/ certified. Pre-requisite: participants must be currently enrolled in a professional certification program and/or be currently licensed or certified.

SomaVeda® Indigenous Thai Yoga Ayurveda instruction is offered as a module for our Certified Thai Practitioner (CTP), Certified Thai Teacher (TCP), and all SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine College Degree Programs. (Total possible hours CEU’s at this time 20hrs.)

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Ayurveda of Thailand Book now Available

Ayurveda of Thailand: Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine and Yoga Therapy

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Ayurveda of Thailand: Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine and Thai Yoga are part of what makes Thailand, Thailand. The Royal ( Court or “Southern” Style) is the most classical form.

The book provides clear and concise instructions and details for the practice in a clinical setting. Over 160 photo and graphic illustrations present each traditional application in a logical format.

Readers will especially appreciate the detailed and well researched history and medical anthropology of Thailand’s great contribution to the world heritage of indigenous, traditional medicine systems. Thai Yoga Therapy is on par with Traditional Chinese Medicine and others.

It has become the nucleus of a new lifestyle and right livelihood for the thousands of US and Thai students, practitioners and teachers. Indigenous, Traditional Thai Massage (Indigenous Thai Yoga Therapy), also called “Ryksaa Thang Nuad Phaen Boran Thai” or the “ancient Chirothesia (Yoga Therapy) or hands-on healing” of Thailand, is born of a long tradition.

This unique system of indigenous, traditional, natural medicine and Yoga therapy finds it’s ancient roots first in the traditions of classical Ayurveda as far back as the 5th century BCE. Subsequently, the Vedic health and medical practices eventually became common practice in SE Asia. Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand were heavily influenced by succeeding generations of Buddhist influence, philosophy and practice. Some form of this traditional medicine has been taught and practiced in various locations for about 2500 years.

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AUTHOR BIO:
The outstanding credits of Anthony B. James DNM(P), ND(T, MD(AM), DPHC(h.c.),OMD, PhD,RAC,SMOKH include: Author, lecturer, Aachan and Master of Indigenous,Traditional Thai Medicine and Indigenous, Traditional Thai Massage, Traditional Naturopath, Medical Doctor(AM) specializing in Pastoral, Indigenous, Traditional, Natural, Native American and alternative medicine, Registered Ayurveda Clinician and Doctor of Philosophy in Indigenous Medicine.

Over 20,000 students have gone through his SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies® educational programs since 1984. Honored by Royal Thai Government several times,TAT, Receiver of the Friend of Thailand award for Thai Medicine, Bangkok, Aachan and/or Master teacher and FIRST Westerner authorized to share Traditional Thai Medical Massage (Thai Yoga Therapy) in the west.

SomaVeda® Bio-Tapp/ EFT and Thai Yoga Part 1

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SomaVeda® Bio-Tapp/ EFT and Thai Yoga Part 1

Thai Yoga Therapy Role in Cancer Palliation

 I was first introduced to the concept of “tapping” to balance energy in the meridians by late Grand Master of Thai Medicine, Aachan, Moh Boontum Kitniwan in 1988. The technique in Thai is referred to as “Tok Sen” (Hit the Line). In 1991, I was introduced to a Japanese variation by master of Shiatsu, Toshiko Phipps.

The initial techniques Toshi introduced to me were performed with a little wooden hammer and a wooden probe (Manaka Hammer). We would do a pulse and or Hara assessment to determine which meridians and corresponding points would need balancing and then apply the probe and tapp it with the hammer. Toshi also related to me that it was her understanding that originally the technique was part of Tibetan and Chinese acupuncture. My feeling and understanding of what these various masters told me is that the use is quite ancient and was practiced in some form or another throughout Asia and Southeast Asia.

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