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Motion therapy

Chinese Medicine Exercise Therapy

Chinese medicine nursing is "a practical science that enables the alleviation of symptoms, prevention, treatment, and care of diseases by comprehensively diagnosing the general condition of people (family members) and improving their physical constitution and environment." Hohashi advocates Chinese medicine nursing as a new discipline. There is an urgent need to establish a foundation for theory, practice, education and research of Chinese medicine nursing.

TIRAPY (Traditional Chinese Medicine Exercise Therapy) is "an exercise therapy using a Tiraball, a rubber ball containing 150 steel spheres, developed based on the theory of taiji and qigong. It was advocated in 2016 by Titan Vincent Lam (True Integrated Health Centre, Hong Kong), a taiji therapist. Hohashi has been conducting empirical research on TIRAPY, including studies on the effects of the Tiraball on movement disorders in Parkinson's disease patients.

  • Hohashi, N. (2019). New TIRAPY system reduced Parkinson’s tremors. Program Book of the 9th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum cum 1st Greater Bay Area Nursing Conference, 78.
  • Hohashi, N., & Lam, T. V. (2019). Beneficial effects on disorders of movement utilizing the newly developed ‘Tiraball’. Abstract book of the NEPRAGuild 2nd Biennial International Conference, 23-24.

Geo-Kurort Walking

Geoparks not only boast geological and historical significance, but can also be useful in promoting health for people living today. Exercise therapy and forest therapy are believed to be beneficial in extending a healthy lifespan and maintaining good health. Good health and life being of utmost importance, proper utilization of geopark resources can function as vital assets for both local residents and tourists.

We propose the new term “Geo-Kurort Walking” --- walking that takes advantage of the unique topography and nature of a geopark. Kurort, a German word for health resort, was created by combining kur (cure, treatment) and ort (place, settlement). These are places where people can harness nature to improve their health. We are working on developing a therapy trail with medical evidence, a “power spot,” where people will be able to absorb the benefits of nature at a magnificent geopark.

Geo-Kurort Walking at Goto Islands Geopark (Hinotake)

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(Route data can be displayed on Google Maps, TrailNote for macOS, etc.)

  • Hohashi, N., Fukuda, C., & Tanigawa, K. (2007). Stress-reducing effects of forest therapy in healthy female university students: Analysis using multiple mood scale and salivary amylase activity. Japanese Journal of School Health, 49(4), 271-279. https://www.jash-web.jp/wp-content/uploads/vol49-no4.pdf
  • Hohashi, N., & Kobayashi, K. (2013). The effectiveness of a forest therapy (shinrin-yoku) program for girls aged 12 to 14 years: A crossover study. Stress Science Research, 28, 82-89. https://doi.org/10.5058/stresskagakukenkyu.28.82

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