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Home > Newsletters > June 2008 > Shen Therapy - Shen Physio-Emotional Release Therapy

Shen Therapy - Shen Physio-Emotional Release Therapy

By Brian Puterman

SHEN ( Specific Human Emotional Nexus) Therapy is safe, gentle, effective form of touch therapy that can profoundly affect your life. Although it has a broader meaning when applied to this more esoteric modality, the word ‘Shen’ is derived from a form of energy described in Traditional Chinese Medicine. A brief description follows to give you a better understanding of Shen.

Jing, Qi and Shen are the metaphors used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to describe the main forces in the human body. Jing resides in the kidneys, Qi originates in the lungs, and Shen is contained in the liver. Shen is strongly associated with the spirit. In the context of SHEN Therapy, the definition of Shen encompasses Jing, Qi and Shen energies.

When the body experiences pain it will reflexively contract. Think of how your stomach clenches up when you experience fear or shame. When we have extreme emotional pain or repeated stressful experiences, there can be a build up of energy that becomes trapped inside our bodies. SHEN Therapy uses light hand placements on the body to release this harmful energy build up. The practitioner applies his/her Qi to the client’s fully clothed body in order to unblock the energy flow and release old painful emotions trapped in the body. It addresses deeply embedded painful and emotional trauma as well as the residue of day-to-day stress. The hand placements are designed to allow Qi or bio-energy to circulate through the patient and the practitioner. The practitioner's energy flow releases contraction in the patient's physical body and energy field. The results are subtle, powerful, profound, and lasting.

SHEN Therapy is used to treat certain chronic pain, Anxiety and stress syndromes, as well as physio-emotional conditions such as gastric problems and migraine headaches. It is also used for general Anxiety disorders that are associated with childhood sexual or physical abuse.

For more information: SHEN Therapy

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