Shiatsu Functional Therapy combines the efficacy and techniques of Ki or Qi therapies with Massage therapies, Nutrition and Exercise Therapies.
"Within the United Kingdom, the House of Lords Select Committee Report (UK) concluded that there was sufﬁcient evidence for some Complementary Medical (CAM) therapies to be recommended within mainstream health care.
One category of CAM concerns bioﬁeld therapies. These include Shiatsu, Reiki, Qigong or non-contact therapeutic touch (TT) for reducing pain, anxiety and for the promotion of health.
These healing modalities base their mechanism of action upon modulating patient-environmental energy ﬁelds. In 1994, the National Institute of Health (NIH) referred to this specialty as ‘bioﬁeld’ and it was subsequently accepted by the US National Library of Medicine as a medical subject heading (MeSH)."