Evidence / Research

A short documentary based on data from 30,000 Shiatsu treatments in five specialist hospitals in Vienna, Austria, over a period of fifteen years. (made in 2009, this study continues to this day).  It clearly illustrates how shiatsu and conventional medicine can partner successfully.


Testimonial from Dr Oz: (video approximately 9 minutes)

Dr Mehmet 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 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, about the role of Shiatsu with recovering heart patients.

Further, he addresses the limitations of cultural perspectives, and calls for an integrative medicine without boundaries.


Shiatsu & AIDS /HIV

Masunaga Meridiian Chart

Shiatsu & Alzheimer’s

Shiatsu & Arthritis

Shiatsu & Asthma

Shiatsu & Back Problems

Shiatsu & Cancer

Shiatsu & Caregivers

Chronic Obstruct Pulmonary Disease

Shiatsu & Depression

Shiatsu & Digestive Problems

Substance/Alcohol Abuse/Hepatitis C

Shiatsu & Headaches /Migraines

Shiatsu & Heart Problems

Shiatsu & Hysterectomy

Shiatsu & IBS / Bowel Problems

Shiatsu & Insomnia

Shiatsu & Joint Problems

Shiatsu & Knee Problems

Shiatsu & Low Energy

Shiatsu & M.E.

Shiatsu & Menstrual Problems

Shiatsu & Mental Health

Shiatsu & Mulitple Sclerosis

Shiatsu & Musculoskeletal Problems

Shiatsu & Neck Pain

Shiatsu & Pain Management

Shiatsu & Palliative Care

Shiatsu & Panic Attacks

Shiatsu & Pregnancy

Shiatsu & Psychological Problems

Shiatsu & Raynauds

Shiatsu & Rheumatism

Shiatsu & Sciatica

Shiatsu & Shoulder Pain

Shiatsu & Stress

Shiatsu & Ulcerative Colitis


U.K. Shiatsu Society \”Research\”


Shiatsu Research


When Words Lose their PowerShiatsu as a Strategic Tool in Psychotherapy

BioMed Central – More Science based research.

The potential of complementary and alternative therapy in promoting well-being and critical health literacy: a prospective observational study of shiatsu

“ 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.”

Albert Einstein

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