Asian Bodywork Therapy- From The Times Of Traditional Chinese Medicine


A Traditional Healing Technique
A wide range of manual treatments that is given to the human body is also called as ABT. As with most forms of Asian healing, Asian Bodywork Therapy in NYC helps to treat not only the body of human being, but the mind and spirit as well. As with most forms of Asian healing, the basic purpose of ABT is to achieve the optimal health at the different levels.

If we talk about all the forms of ABT, it basically involves touching to a great extent degree. There are some forms of ABT that are very comprehensive than others. Some therapies involve only light touching while others may involve specific motions along specific parts of the body. Apart from this, this technique uses different healing methods such as:

  • Herbs
  • Application Of Cold
  • Heat to the body
  • Stretching

ABT: The Best Way To Heal
When performing Asian bodywork, a practitioner is supposed to assess a patient’s condition. According to the condition of the patient, a proper form of care is determined.
These assessments are mostly based on traditional Chinese medicine principles. To promote the overall health and wellness, ABT practitioners recommend:

  • Dietary
  • Lifestyle Changes
  • Special Exercises

ABT is a  recognized form of traditional Chinese medicine only recently. The first certification program in ABT was developed in 1996 by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Most Popular Forms Of ABT


  • Acupressure
  • Amma
  • AMMA
  • Chi Nei Tsang
  • Five Element- Shiatsu
  • Integrative Eclectic Shiatsu
  • Japanese Shiatsu
  • Jin Shin Do
  • Macrobiotic Shiatsu
  • Nuad Bo Rarn
  • Tuina
  • Zen Shiatsu

In a nutshell, ABT has a number of  recognized forms that are practiced in the United States. Among all, shiatsu is the most popular form. A number of colleges in NY are offering various study programs in health and wellness for those who aspires to make a career in traditional Asian therapies.

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