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Sunday, Aug 18, 1:00 PM PDT · 4 hours

Abdominal Palpation & Presentations In The Kampo Tradition

August 18, 2019 at 01:00:00 PM · Pacific Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

Speakers: Nigel Dawes M.A., L.Ac featuring special guest speaker Dr. Kenji Watanabe from Keio University School of Medicine

LIVE in Person & LIVE webinar

Time: 1:00PM - 5:00PM (PT)

CEU: Yes - 4 hrs NCCAOM, CAB

*Sun Ten proudly sponsors this class. All paid attendees receive a $10 coupon towards the purchase of Sun Ten’s Classic, ProBotanixx, and Healthy & Natural products, with a minimum $30 purchase.


This introductory workshop will essentially present a hands-on and very practical approach to learning the art of Fukushin, with the aim of introducing participants to the basics of abdominal palpation in the Kampo tradition. The workshop will primarily be of interest to practicing herbalists but anyone with experience and background in East Asian medicine will find the information and practical applications useful.

The workshop will begin with a detailed Powerpoint slide presentation outlining the history and development of Fukushin in Japan up to the present day. The lecture will then introduce the morbid descriptions of each abdominal finding along with their methods of charting. Finally herbal formula associations with each of the findings will be discussed. There will follow a clear practical demonstration of the techniques involved in performing the exam with detailed commentary on methodology, posture and positioning, pressure and other relevant practical considerations. The final part of the lecture will focus on one or two case studies designed to illustrate the direct application and importance of Fukushin in the clinic.


Key topics: Kampo Medicine in Japan​, Quality Control​, Mechanism of Action,​ Globalization​, Standardization

  • Introduction to background and history of Fukushin in Japan
  • The relevance of Fukushin in modern practice
  • Otsuka’s abdominal conformations
  • Demonstration of abdominal palpation technique
  • Case study example with interpretation
Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Webinar ID: 59d526d04226
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Nigel Dawes has been practicing and teaching Oriental Medicine for over 30 years. He lived and studied in Japan for 5 years followed by advanced training and hospital internships in China before returning to the UK in 1987. There he began private practice and founded and directed The London College of Shiatsu. He moved to the US in 1993 and has been involved since in undergraduate and graduate OM education, higher education administration and political work in the field, including as Dean of a Graduate School of OM in NY. He has published widely, including numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, 2 books on Shiatsu and a recent translation of a Japanese text: Kampo: A Clinical Guide to Theory and Practice, Otsuka, K., Churchill Livingstone, 2010. His New York practice incorporates Acupuncture, Shiatsu and Kampo and as an educator he is well-known for his extensive work and writing on Fukushin, Abdominal Diagnosis, the subject of his latest book to be published in 2020. As founder and director of the NY Kampo Institute he has taught both nationally and internationally and he has been on faculty at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and Tristate College of Acupuncture.
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Kenji Watanabe is a Kampo medicine specialist with a M.D. and Ph.D. in internal medicine from Keio University School of Medicine. His speciality of internal medicine is endocrinology, including diabetes mellitus and thyroid diseases. He is a fellow of the Japanese Society of internal medicine, as well as a fellow of American College of Phisicians.

Dr Watanabe was also trained immunology in Tokai University where he prepared for his thesis of Ph. D. and then spent 2 years in Stanford University (Department of Genetics) and 1.5 years (Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory) in SRI international in US as a postdoctoral fellow. His career of Kampo medicine started in Kitasato Institute when he comes back to Japan in 1995. He moved back to Keio University in 2001 and started his own laboratory. He has been a trustee member of Japan Society for Oriental Medicine since 2005.

He tries to understand Kampo medicine from the aspect of modern science. The total impact factor is 176.62. His research interests are, intestinal immunology for the virus infection, brain research (multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer disease) with Kampo medicine. He is also interested in health informatics and participated three annual meetings and one business plan meeting and one council meeting of WHO-FIC network. He is a member of the ICD committee of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan.
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