What is KENBIKI? (From the KINSEIRYUHOU website, translated by Rick)
Our bodies are connected with KEN(tendons and muscles).
The human skeleton is composed of many bones, small to large in sizes, from the top of our heads to the tips of our toes. However, our bodies are not simply bones-piled-on-top-of-bones.
The aligning and constructing the bones into the human body form are accomplished by muscles, and the muscles connect to tendons, which in turn connect to the bones.
Re-aligning the KEN into proper positions is KENBIKI.
Our tendons and muscles can pop out of alignment and/or become twisted by physical motions, daily habits, and/or external impacts.
Such tendons and muscles lack the ability to function properly at their optimum lengths, and typically put stress on the joints. This leads to distortion of the entire skeletal frame and structure, leading to pain and malfunctions.
The “problem” will not show on an x-ray radiography.
In modern medicine and chiropractice, x-rays are taken when a patient complains of joint pain.
However, only BONES show up on radiography, and the more relative, therefore more important, muscles and tendons remain invisible.
KENBIKI, something that is NOT massage.
KENBIKI may seem like it is a method of pushing the muscles around, but it is actually quite the opposite in the sense that it is BIKI, a pulling, of the KEN (muscles and tendons).
By “hooking” the KEN to the KENBIKI practitioner’s fingertips, the KEN is stimulated and re-adjusted back to their ideal positions.
ONE-SHOT QUICK-FIX may be accomplished by approaching from the KEN.
KENBIKI is a form of Eastern Medicine.
And its approach is rather direct and straight-forward, compared to approaches like acupuncture and chi-gong which focus on indirectly pulling out the self-healing abilities of a given patient.
A single-shot, quick effect can be seen quite frequently in KENBIKI, as it directly focuses on the physical KEN.