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 and spirit. In the oriental view, all physical and emotional problems are viewed as disruptions in the body’s flow of life energy called Chi or Ki.

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 specialising in the energy of food in North County Dublin and Dublin City Centre. In 2011 I began running regular cookery classes in Dublin City Centre and following the success of these entertaining and engaging sessions I have been invited to speak at many events all over the country. The most recent being the inaugural Fibromyalgia Summit hosted by Arthritis Ireland.  You can learn with me online in the Cookery Courses for Menopause, Stopping Sweet Cravings and Reduce Pain for Fibromyalgia or if you’d like to work with me personally, book a treatment or join me on the hugely fun and healing Cookery retreats.

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 joannefaulkner@live.ie

  • 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


Mim Greene · December 13, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Congrats on the fab website Jo, it looks great! you are now officially one of my heroes!
Bright blessings, Mim

Faith Amon · December 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Jo! You are AMAZING! 🙂

Rachel Brady · January 9, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Jo you’ve done well for yourself – I can’t believe you’ve done so much!! Well done on your new website it looks really interesting. Love the photos of you – the little girl one brings back loads of memories from school! Hope you are keeping well, and good luck with the business – you deserve it! Rachel Gudgeon (that was!)

harina de alcachofa · January 31, 2012 at 3:54 am

I am often to blogging and i also truly appreciate your site content material. The content material has actually peaks my interest. I’m about to bookmark your weblog and sustain checking for new details.

Loris Privateer · February 20, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I went over this web site and I think you have a lot of fantastic info , saved to my bookmarks (:.

Jacquelin Torborg · February 27, 2012 at 2:24 am

I blog frequently and I genuinely appreciate your information. Your article has truly peaked my interest. I will bookmark your blog and keep checking for new information about once a week. I subscribed to your Feed too.

Patria Kabigting · March 17, 2012 at 12:02 am

Oh my goodness! an amazing article dude. Thank you However I am experiencing issue with ur rss . Don’t know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anyone getting identical rss problem? Anyone who knows kindly respond. Thanks

Credit Keeper · March 19, 2012 at 3:49 am

Great article! I loved the knowledge and the advice given . Additionally, your writing style is very fun to read. If you have time please check out my new website and tell me what you think.

Hot Carl · April 7, 2012 at 12:01 am

Hiya, I am really glad I have found this information. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossips and internet and this is actually irritating. A good blog with exciting content, that’s what I need. Thanks for keeping this web site, I’ll be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can’t find it.

    Shiatsu and the Art of Conscious Cooking · April 9, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Glad you enjoyed the blog – to receive regular posts just press the follow button that appears top left or bottom right or click the “click now” button” to subscribe free to the posts. Thanks for the support – Jo

micro · April 7, 2012 at 9:53 am

I am really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to see a great blog like this one today..

    Shiatsu and the Art of Conscious Cooking · April 9, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Thanks for your support – the layout isnt a paid theme I think it is called 2012 and I just customized the borders from my paintings. Thanks for taking the time to write – Jo

fruit mocking party · April 8, 2012 at 3:24 am

Hey! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new apple iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the excellent work!

Bradley Veno · April 9, 2012 at 7:47 am

Oh my goodness! a tremendous article dude. Thanks However I’m experiencing challenge with ur rss . Don’t know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anybody getting equivalent rss problem? Anyone who knows kindly respond. Thnkx

    Shiatsu and the Art of Conscious Cooking · April 9, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Either click on the follow button at the top left or bottom right of the screen or the “click now button on the right hand side above the postings list to receive regular (well as regular as I can make it!) postings

Demetria Whiles · April 17, 2012 at 4:21 am

Youre so cool ! I dont suppose Ive read anything like this before So good to find somebody with some unique thoughts on this subject realy thanks for beginning this up this web site is something that is wanted on the web, someone with a bit originality helpful job for bringing one thing new to the internet !

sesli chat · May 5, 2012 at 3:38 am

I really like the look of your website. I lately built mine and I was looking for some style concepts and you gave me a couple of. May possibly I ask you whether you developed the site by youself?

    Shiatsu and the Art of Conscious Cooking · May 5, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    I designed it in conjunction with Liz Lennon of “life dreaming” who gave me tuition on wordpress. I love the flexibility and easy accessibility of wordpress. Good luck with your own and send me the link and I’ll come and visit.

Mirna Gehret · May 7, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I really like your blog.. incredibly pleasant colors & theme. Did you create this site yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz reply as I am looking to create my own blog and would like to uncover out where u got this from. appreciate it

    Shiatsu and the Art of Conscious Cooking · May 9, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Many thanks for the support – I created the site myself, the images are from my paintings and I used a standard wordpress theme – 2012 I think was the name – its so easy to use and I’m so glad I didnt hire anybody to create a site for me because I can change and add so easily with wordpress

Mariann Caple · May 9, 2012 at 4:58 pm

My brother recommended I might like this website. He was totally right. This post truly made my day. You cann’t imagine just how much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

fruit mocking party · May 14, 2012 at 4:37 am

Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I definitely enjoyed reading it, you may be a great author.I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and will often come back someday. I want to encourage yourself to continue your great writing, have a nice evening!

Dan Suvada · May 24, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Wow, superb blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is magnificent, let alone the content!

Gerry Dubis · May 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm

very nice post, i actually love this web site, carry on it

Jimmie Kretschman · September 25, 2012 at 1:23 am

Great photos!! 🙂

Michael · November 2, 2012 at 9:52 am

Hi there,
just a quick note to say how wonderful your site is and quite interesting, I especially love the art and the way you blend such vibrant colours,like me you must be very passionate about life and what you do:)

best online survey companies · November 5, 2012 at 7:43 am

You have lots of useful pointers on this site. This is a well written article that I have bookmarked for future reading. Have a fun.

Annalee Job · February 23, 2013 at 6:58 am

I quite like reading a post that will make men and women think. Also, many thanks for permitting me to comment!

Http://nodepositcasinobonuses.webs.com · March 24, 2013 at 3:55 am

Hello! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok. I’m undoubtedly enjoying your
blog and look forward to new posts.

    Shiatsu and the Art of Conscious Cooking · March 30, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Sorry no twitter yet but press the click now button and add your email and you will receive any updates to your web site – good health love Jo

      Jean · September 11, 2013 at 7:04 am

      Hi Joanne, I attended your cookery course with Anne Walsh. Can you phone me on 086-0520604. Thanks,

best buy carpet cleaner Victoria BC · August 18, 2014 at 1:11 am

I believe that is among the such a lot significant info for me.
And i’m happy studying your article. But want to observation on few normal things, The site taste is great, the articles is actually excellent : D.
Good process, cheers

steam carpet cleaner Victoria BC · August 18, 2014 at 9:47 am

I am regular visitor, how are you everybody? This article
posted at this web site is really fastidious.

seo experts london · August 29, 2014 at 9:54 pm

I don’t comment, but after browsing a lot of remarks on this page About | Shiatsu & the Art of Conscious Cooking.
I actually do have a few questions for you if it’s allright.
Could it be just me or do a few of these
remarks come across as if they are written by brain dead folks?
😛 And, if you are posting at additional sites, I would like to follow everything fresh you have to post.
Would you post a list of all of all your social networking pages like
your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?

Demenagement Martin inc · September 15, 2014 at 10:20 am

hello there and thank you for your info – I have definitely picked up anything new from right here.
I did however expertise some technical points using this web site, as
I experienced to reload the website a lot of
times previous to I could get it to load correctly. I had been wondering if your hosting is OK?
Not that I’m complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will very
frequently affect your placement in google and could damage your quality score if advertising and marketing with
Adwords. Anyway I am adding this RSS to my email
and can look out for much more of your respective intriguing content.
Make sure you update this again very soon.

petit déménagement · September 16, 2014 at 3:17 am

Definitely believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason seemed to be on the net the easiest thing to be aware of.
I say to you, I definitely get irked while people think about
worries that they just don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side effect
, people could take a signal. Will probably be back to get more.

comptoir de quartz prix ville de Quebec · September 27, 2014 at 11:44 pm

When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox
and now each time a comment is added I get several emails with
the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service?

blog website · October 12, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Genuinely no matter if someone doesn’t know afterward its up to
other visitors that they will help, so here it occurs.

Drusilla · November 3, 2014 at 1:13 am

I have read so many content about the blogger lovers however this
article is actually a good piece of writing, keep it up.

face book for sex · December 3, 2014 at 3:05 am

you’re in fact a superb webmaster. The website loading speed
is actually wonderful. It kind of feels that you’re creating any
sort of unique trick. Furthermore, the particular information tend to be masterwork.
you really have completed the fantastic task within this topic!

digifarms · October 21, 2015 at 3:42 pm

It’s going to be end of mine day, but before finish I am reading this fantastic paragraph
to increase my experience.

eebest8 michael · January 8, 2018 at 9:47 pm

“Hey, thanks for the article post.Really looking forward to read more. Want more.”

What are focal reduce · January 10, 2018 at 10:15 pm

“obviously like your web site but you need to check the spelling on several of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling problems and I find it very troublesome to tell the truth nevertheless I will definitely come back again.”

    admin · January 10, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    thanks for the feedback – if you could point out the spelling errors that would be great

Strony internetowe kartuzy · February 13, 2018 at 11:31 pm

I gotta favorite this internet site it seems very helpful very useful

Leave a Reply to Mim Greene Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Shiatsu & the Art of Conscious Cooking App
Past Blogs
Special Ingredient to Stop Sweet Cravings