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Hoshino Therapy® is the art and science of hand therapy developed by Professor Tomezo Hoshino, born in Japan in 1910. As a doctor of acupuncture he found that in cases of arthrosis, pain and disability associated with soft tissue aging, acupuncture could offer only temporary relief. He originated a unique therapy that integrates the principles of acupuncture with the art of hand therapy.
Dedicating his life to the treatment and prevention of arthrosis, Professor Hoshino succeeded in incorporating his therapeutic concepts into medical education. In his adopted homeland, Argentina, the Hoshino School was officially recognized by the Association of Kinesiology as a post graduate area of specialization. Here in the U.S.A. Bodhi F. Kocica, LMT, currently the Director of the Hoshino Therapy Clinic of Miami and National Director of the Hoshino Apprenticeship Program, studied directly with Professor Hoshino for over 20 years. Certification in Hoshino Therapy is offered to select licensed health professionals by apprenticeship in a clinical setting.
The Need for Hoshino Therapy®
Today more and more people suffer from painful and disabling conditions that affect the moving parts of the body. These problems, which arise with advancing age, are to a great extent influenced by our sedentary life style and habits of poor posture and inadequate exercise. We develop uncoordinated movement patterns that cause muscles, tendons, and ligaments to contract and harden. This can result in pain and restricted movement. This process of hardening or aging of soft tissues is called arthrosis, and it is this condition that underlies soft tissue disorders such as bursitis, tendinitis, back pain, and muscular tension. When left uncorrected for a period of many years, such conditions may eventually lead to degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis and spinal disc disorders.
While symptoms of arthrosis most often appear after ages of 40 or 50, excessive use or misuse of body parts, such as in strenuous sports and work related stress, can also cause aging of soft tissues in younger age groups. Persons of almost any age whose body movement is restricted or impaired and who have not found relief in conventional forms of treatment, should seriously consider Hoshino Therapy®.
Nothing Surpasses the Handssm
soft tissues, the foundation of Hoshino Therapy®, is
accomplished exclusively through the hands. Evaluation of 270 Hoshino
acu-points using digital pressure enables the therapist to detect
hardened tendons and ligaments and early stages of calcification long
before they show up on x-rays, as well as other abnormalities such as
muscle atrophy, deformed or immobile joints. In this way, the
therapist discovers the true location of the body disequilibrium that
has brought on the pain or disability somewhere in the patient's body.
the art of applying deep, yet agreeable pressure to revitalize soft
tissues without causing discomfort to the patient. This is especially
important when treating painful areas. The skillful and sensitive hands
of the therapist stimulate selected points to create a deep, soothing
heat and increase blood flow that counteract the cold rigidity of the
affected parts. As tissue activity improves and stress on tissues is
relieved, pain tends to disappear. Coordination is restored in the
final phase of the therapy. As movement patterns return to normal,
stress on tissues and joints is minimized. Muscles regain their
elasticity, tendons and ligaments are drawn into their normal
positioning, and a normal range of movement is restored to the joints.
Japanese Foot Massage
Japanese Foot Massage is based on the healing science of foot relexology. The feet (and hands) are a complete micro-system of the body, with reflex points connecting to every part and organ of the bod. The application of digital pressure on precise locations on the feet is a therapeutic treatment for the feet as well as the entire body, enhancing relaxation, circulation, organ function and overall health.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine offers a holistic approach to wellness that is based on manipulating the body's vital energies through the modalities of needling, estim, moxibustion, cupping, acu-magnet therapy and guasha to improve and harmonize organ function and harmonize to body, mind, and spirit. Only sterile, disposable needles are used.
Chinese Herbal Consultation is based on traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis, addressing your health concerns through diet and lifestyle changes. Herbal formulas may be recommended to enhance your body's natural healing mechanisms. Private classes and workshops in Asian Healing Arts, self-healing methods such as Qigong, Taiji or yoga, are available with Dashi to assist you in your journey to wellness..
Acu-Magnet Therapy, well-known for its healing properties, can manipulate the body's energies using the north or south pole polarity. In Acu-Magnet Therapy, tiny, but powerful neodymium magnets are taped directly over acupuncture points, combining the principles of acu-meridian therapy with magnetism.
LYMPHATIC DECONGESTIVE THERAPY
Lymphatic Decongestive Therapy helps restore the free circulation of lymph throughout the body, an essential component of our circulatory system that delivers oxygen and nutrients from the blood to every cell of the body and removes impurities, wastes and toxins from the cells for elimination through the kidneys and urinary system. Our Lymphatic system also plays a vital role in the immune system. Our body contains 500-1500 lymph nodes (especially around the breasts, underarms and groin) which act as filters for the lymph and blood. They hold lymphocytes, our "immune system army," which provide the front line of defense against bacteria and virus. Symptoms associated with lymphatic congestion iinclude pain and fluid retention (swelling around eyes, face, hands, ankles and feet).
The Hoshino Therapy Clinic now offers Lymphatic Decongestive Therapy using German-based ultra-sound technology. The Lymphatic Drainage XP2 offers a powerful advantage over superficial manual lymphatic drainage methods since it can reach the 30% of the lymphatic system that located in deep tissue layers.
Lymphatic Decongestive Therapy using XP2 is important for strengthening one's overall vitality, health and immune system function, reduction of pain associated with fluid retention, improved athletic performance, recovery and injury prevention, breast and prostate health. It may be also used as an adjunct modality in the treatment of female or male disorders, edema, fibromyalgia, cancer and many other conditions affected by lymphatic congestion.
Our staff is certified in Lymphatic Decongestive Therapy by Jennifer Johnson, ND, of 'Trenton, Georgia. Visit www.faemt.org for more information.
LaHochi Hands-on Energy Healing
means “movement of light and Chi (life energy).” This ancient Chinese method is a gift from the
Universe and LaHoChi Masters for transmitting high frequency energy to wherever needed in the physical and subtle bodies for healing on every level. In addition, LaHoChi activates and aligns the
higher chakras, connecting to the heart and mind of God and anchoring the Universal Self in physical reality. LaHoChi Hands-On Healing may be used to heal
humans, animals and the earth. It also can be practiced as a self-healing modality, and may be learned by those new to energy healing, as well as health professionals.
workshops and international retreats in Asian Healing Arts (Qigong, Taiji, yoga, meditation, and therapeutic movement)
are offered to assist you on your journey to health and well-being. Please visit our
Workshops/Retreats page for the Calendar of Events, and our Wellness Store page
for our Tools for Self- Healing (DVDs, CDs and books) and Tools for Pain-Free
Living (back health).