Here is my ongoing translation work from chapter 5 of Hatsumi Sensei’s book: Ima Ninja いま忍者 (Contemporary Ninja) Ko no Chiteki Henshinjutsu この知的変身術 (Their Intelligent Art of Metamorphosis). Chapter 5 of this book contains various aspects of how to maintain your health in your daily life and recover from disease utilizing the natural methods of the Hichibuku Goshinjutsu 秘致武九護身術.
At first, for every disease, hit the Tanden with a Hari (acupuncture needle). The Tanden is at a spot two Sun (old unit of length, about 6cm) below the navel. The Tanden is a place to move the Jinki (kidney energy). The Jinki controls vitality, and is the source of the 12 major Kei (organ meridians).
I would like to introduce for the first time in English details about the Yoshida-ryū 吉田流, one of the few remaining traditions of Anma 按摩 (Japanese massage). Each school or style of Anma has its unique development and characteristics. Yoshida-ryu also has their own form of Shinkyū 鍼灸 (acupuncture and moxibustion).
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This Japanese medical manual was written by Hongō Masatoyo 本郷正豊 in 1709. This early manuscript was designed for use by medical students who were going to become physicians. There are chapters on obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, massage, pharmacology (giving prescriptions), moxibustion, and acupuncture.
By receiving Anma people lose their illness caused by sick blood and energy. If the body is weak and the blood circulation is poor, the result is illness. The person does not become ill if they constantly exercise their hands, feet, or body, and they consume good food and maintain the circulation of blood and fluids, in this manner they do not become ill.