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sotai

Bodywork
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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He rightly took, as the principal aim of this going beyond, the Aristotelian logic of identity (on which the rational inferences of science are based); with this he contrasted a 'logic of the predicate' (jutsugo no ronri), also called 'logic of place' (basho no ronri) (10) It is true that, in implicit agreement with Aristotle, Nishida believes the subject (shugo) to be related to being (u), unlike the predicate, which in his view is a 'relative nothingness' (sotai mu); on the other hand he is diametrically opposed not only to Aristotle but also to the main choice of western thinking, in that he absolutizes nothingness and relativizes being.