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A form of bodywork developed in the 1980s by a Japanese physician, Keizo Hashimoto, to harmonise respiration, digestion, physical and mental activity. In the sotai construct, disease can only be cured by the powers of nature in the form of vital energy; the liver meridian plays a central role in the flow of vital energy.
Anecdotal reports suggest that sotai may be effective for arthritis, cardiac arrhythmias, cirrhosis, colds, depression, diabetes, dyspnoea, oedema, fatigue, gastrointestinal complaints (e.g., constipation and diarrhoea), hangover, hypertension, insomnia, migraines, neuralgias, scoliosis, sinusitis, failing vision, whiplash and other conditions.
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