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
disorders that are associated with childhood sexual or physical abuse.
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