A testimonial for shiatsu: (video approximately 9 minutes)
Dr. Oz is best known as a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show. He is a professor and Vice Chairman of Surgery at Columbia University in New York City.
Dr. Mehmet Oz is also the Director of the Cardiovascular Institute, and founder and Director for the Complementary Medicine Program at the New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Dr. Oz is a bestselling author, who has written such books as Healing from the Heart, YOU: The Owner’s Manual, and YOU: The Smart Patient.
Here he talks eloquently, specifically about the role of Shiatsu in his hospital with recovering heart patients.
Further, he addresses the limitations of cultural perspectives, and calls for an integrative medicine without boundaries.
“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe’, a part, limited in time and space.
He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.
This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.
Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.