With Shiatsu and Chinese Medicine, food is designed not only to maintain health, but also to treat many ailments, such as the common cold, plus more complex diseases like psoriasis, diabetes, hypertension, digestive problems, and autoimmune disorders. Food also has an emotional aspect – craving sweet food would suggest the Spleen is out of balance, salty food would suggest your kidneys need support.
In order to use food medicinally, we must first understand some of the principles involved to recognize what foods are right for a person, at a particular time, and for a particular condition. Shiatsu & Conscious Cooking explains this system simply in a modern kitchen, using everyday ingredients.
After successful completion of my undergraduate studies, I traveled extensively, experiencing and studying different spiritual traditions such as Tibetan Buddhism, Shivananda Yoga, Zen Meditation and QiGong Movement. In 1998 I began my studies in Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Shiatsu is rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, which has been an effective system of health care for over 3000 years. Shiatsu originated in Japan as a form of physical therapy and a means to greater integration of body, mind
The practice of Shiatsu requires a high standard of education, with a minimum of three years training with a recognized affiliated school, regulated by the European Shiatsu Federation and a minimum of 500 practice hours. All practitioners who are registered members of the Shiatsu Society are fully insured and adhere to a Code of Ethics. At present Joanne is Chairperson of the Shiatsu Society, which regulates the practice in Ireland.
After qualifying in 2002, as a Shiatsu Practioner, I set up a busy clinic
I have written two books: “Shiatsu & the Art of Conscious Cooking”, a cookbook full of Ancient Traditional Medicine, Acupressure points and meditations that explains the system of Chinese Medicine of how to eat for how you feel. Plus Good Food: Better Sex – a guide to intimacy and love using Traditional Chinese Medicine and food, which will be published in 2020.
“I am passionate about the connection between how we feel and the food we choose. I am dedicated to helping people be well using the simple 5 element system of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Understanding what your body is telling you through its symptoms and the food it craves is essential if you want to stay healthy and well. It is often a revelation how simple it can be to choose the right food at the right time. Your relationship with food is a mirror for your relationship with life. So rather than feeling bad or confused about what to eat, be in love with the conscious choices you make every time you put a scrumptious morsel in your mouth. Feel the love as the food gives you life.”Shiatsu & the Art of Conscious Cooking”
For more information please contact me on 086 607 0432 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- My mission is to help you understand the connection between physical symptoms, emotional changes and the food we eat.
- It’s about how to be well and love yourself with food