Kohō Shiatsu Rinshō Iten
First Ever English Translation of the Table of Contents of
Okuyama’s Koho Shiatsu Clinical Medical Reference – 1978
by Billy Ristuccia (Draft Version 1.0)
Okuyama (Ryuho) Yoshiji, the founder of Hakko-ryu Jujutsu 八光流柔術 and Koho Shiatsu Igaku 皇法指圧医学 published a massive medical reference book in 1978 titled: Kohō Shiatsu Rinshō Iten 皇方指圧臨床医典. This book is designed to be used as a reference guide when Okuyama Sensei lectured and taught eastern medicine and Koho Shiatsu to students of western medicine. The book is a marriage of the two approaches. Okuyama Sensei had extensive training in both eastern and western medicine from his teachers, Hirata Kurakichi 平田内蔵吉 and Minami Haizan 南拜山.
Senten Seikokansetsu Dakkyū 先天性股関節脱臼
(Congenital Dislocation of the Hip)
This is just one of the many methods described in Okuyama Sensei’s Rinsho Iten book. This method is how to distinguish the condition of an infant’s hips and pelvis immediately after birth and the procedure to correct them. The method also goes on to describe how to properly carry a child so as not to displace their hip joints (Kokansetsu).
Okuyama Sensei’s Koho Shiatsu Clinical Medical Reference book is broken into four major sections:
- Section 1: Imperial Finger Pressure Medical Record – In this section Okuyama Sensei explains the components of his system of Koho Shiatsu in some detail. Each type of treatment is covered. From applying Shiatsu onto the Keiraku meridian lines, to treating distant parts of the body with Hirata Sensei’s 12 zone method, to a refreshing effect.
- Section 2: Okuyama’s Thoughts of Longevity – In this section he covers both eastern and western concepts of life extension and longevity practices utilizing preventative medicine.
- Section 3: Experience and Reference Materials – This section covers many disorders and methods to treat them from both eastern and western medical perspectives.
- Section 4: Response to Questions and Consultations – This section contains Okuyama Sensei’s answers to many questions and case studies of the effectiveness of Koho Shiatsu therapy.
The beginning of the book has a calligraphy painted by Okuyama Sensei and also a number of meridian charts related to his system of Koho Shiatsu. There are some photos of Okuyama Sensei together with representatives from various medical associations he lectured at. The end of the book has an extensive index of important terms so a student can quickly reference the appropriate page.