Five Elements and Twelve Meridians
A Handbook for Shiatsu and Holistic Bodywork
The theory of the Five Transformations offers a unique approach to a holistic understanding of a client’s life situation and indicates how to approach treatments. For this reason the theory is often an integral part of training in Shiatsu, acupuncture and body therapies.
A comprehensive introduction to the theory of the Five Elements, with particular focus on how the elements manifest in the body and mind. Detailed diagrams explain where in the body each element reveals itself to the bodyworker.
152 pages with 40 illustrations by Richard Hartwell
Felicitas Hübner Verlag / huebner-books
A recommendable, detailed discussion with the author Wilfried Rappenecker (in German):
Wilfried Rappenecker, born 1950, is one of the most distinguished Shiatsu therapists in Europe, education in Shiatsu with Wataru Ohashi (1981/84) and Saul Goodman (1986/87). Further important teachers were Pauline Sasaki and Hugh Milne (cranio sacral osteopathy). 1987 foundation of the School for Shiatsu in Hamburg, Germany; director of the International School of Shiatsu (ISS) Kiental as well as director of the European Shiatsu Conferences Kiental 2004, 2007 and 2011. As a doctor of medicine he mostly works with Shiatsu.
He is co-founder of the Society for Shiatsu in Germany (GSD) and author of the books Yu Sen – Shiatsu für Anfänger und Fünf Elemente und zwölf Meridiane (both published by Felicitas Hübner Verlag), together with Meike Kockrick co-author of The Atlas of Shiatsu (that has also been published in English (Complementary Medicine Press) and other languages), as well as co-author of 5 other books on Shiatsu and complementary medicine. He also has written numerous articles on the subject of Shiatsu.