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Unnaturalistic Methods: J-K

© 1997 Jack Raso, M.S., R.D.

Jewish meditation (Jewish mysticism, the Kabbalistic System of Insight): Judaic "approach to personal growth" promoted by Chabad Lubavitch of Long Island, New York. The cabala (cabbala, cabbalah, kabala, kabbala, kabbalah, kabbalism, Qabalah, Qabbalah) is an eclectic and multiform mystical system of ancient Jewish origin analogous to yoga. It encompasses "angelology," demonology, meditation, and prayer.
Jing Gong (passive qigong, Spiritual Qigong, tranquil qigong): One of the two comprehensive classes of Qigong. Bodily stillness characterizes Jing Gong.
Jin Shin Acupressure: Japanese method that involves the study of 45 "acupressure points" and eight "channels" termed "strange flow."
Jin Shin Do® (Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure, "The Way of the Compassionate Spirit"): Combination of acupressure and Taoist yogic breathing methods developed in the 1970s by psychotherapist Iona Marsaa Teeguarden, author of The Acupressure Way of Health: Jin Shin Do (Japan Publi cations, Inc., 1978) and The Joy of Feeling: Bodymind Acupressure (Japan Publications, Inc., 1987). It borrows from Reichian Therapy and allegedly moves "stagnant energy" through the body. According to Jin Shin Do theory, stressful experiences increase tension at certain acupoints. Practi tioners decide on which parts of the body are "tense." Then, purportedly to "balance" the "energy" of the body, they hold the "tense" part with one hand and supposedly stimulate a series of acupoints with the other. "Jin shin do" means "way of the compassionate spirit" in Japanese.
Jin Shin Jyutsu® (jin shin jitsu): Non-massage form of shiatsu developed by Jiro Murai in Japan. It uses only 26 "pressure points," termed "energy locks." Its theory holds that fatigue, tension, or illness can trap "energy" in these "safety energy locks." The purported design of Jin Shin Jyutsu is to "harmonize" the flow of "energy" through the body. Jin Shin Jyutsu involves either: (a) prolonged, gentle, manual pressing of these points; or (b) movements of the practitioner's hands over such areas without contact. The practitioner's hands supposedly function like booster cables. "Jin shin jyutsu" literally means "the creator's art through knowing and compassionate man."
jin shinn (jin shin): Form of bodywork whose modes are Jin Shin Do and Jin Shin Jyutsu.
Johrei: Supposedly purificatory method that defines the Johrei Fellowship, a worldwide interfaith association with a center in New York City. Reportedly, sessions take about twenty minutes, do not entail physical contact, and are always free of charge. Besides the method, the word "Johrei" denotes a par adisiacal doctrine and an alleged something that, through the focusing of "Divine Light," naturally eases physical and mental distress. Japanese businessman Mokichi Okada founded the movement in 1935. Okada allegedly had learned "God's Divine Plan" for the "New Age" through a series of divine revelations. Johrei's principles include the "Law of Purification," which holds that sickness is simply "Nature's" way of restoring health, and the "Law of Spiritual Affinity," which holds that innumerable "spiritual cords" dominate human existence. Another principle is that one's health and material resources are functions of one's "spiritual condition."
Josephing: Mode of massage christened, developed, and practiced by Spencer Burke in the 1980s. Regarding its development, Burke stated that one's body does the work of one's spirit, and that bodies in pain cannot do God's work. Circa 1989, he and his wife, Dawn Brunet, were the only "Josephers." Josephing apparently became defunct in or before 1993.
Jungian dream interpretation: Jungian mode of dreamwork. Its theory holds that the discovery and understanding of "previously obscure elements" of one's unconscious can release "new energy" into one's life.
Jungian past-life therapy: Combination of Jungian psychology and past-life therapy promoted by Roger J. Woolger.
Jungian psychology (Analytical Psychology): System of psychoanalysis founded by psychiatrist and reincarnationist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), of Zurich, Switzerland. Its theory posits a collective unconscious, synchronicity, and "life energy" ("libidinal energy," the "primal energy"). Jung held that studying the (alleged) "racial unconscious" could enhance understanding of the individual unconscious.

kahuna healing: The medical phase of Huna, which is a religion or esoteric magical tradition native to the Hawaiian Islands. The word huna literally means "secret" or "that which is hidden, or not obvious." Kahuna literally means "keeper of the secret." Kahunas are Hawaiian witch doctors. Kahuna healing encompasses "colon cleansing," "energy field manipulation," Ho'oponopono (spiritual counseling), lomi-lomi, and the use of amulets. Its theory posits an "etheric body" (aka), a godhead (Kumulipo), and mana (the "life force"). Some proponents use the expressions "kahuna healing," "Huna," and "Hawaiian Huna" interchangeably.
Kalaripayat: Form of Marma Chikitsa promoted by Joseph Kurian (see "marma science"). It allegedly eliminates toxins, overpowers "blocks," and restores "full circulation."
Kali Yoga: Purported means of opening all of one's chakras and realizing one's "greatest potential." Its theory posits a "source of Shakti."
karga puja (karga healing ritual): One of the shamanic "healing" ceremonies of the Tamangs, a group of Tibetan Buddhists in Nepal. "Karga" is the Tamang word for a constellation of planets, and "puja" is a Nepalese word for "ritual." Karga puja is a purported remedy for simultaneous "soul loss" and "spirit possession": the Tamangs' major categories of mental illness. Tamang theory posits evil spirits, "healing spirits," and "planet divinities."
Karuna Reiki (Karuna; called "Sai Baba Reiki" before early 1995): Form of Reiki named and taught by "Reiki Master" William Lee Rand, author of Reiki, The Healing Touch. It apparently encompasses "guided meditation" and "healing shadow self-meditation." The Sanskrit word "karuna" is translatable as "compassionate action." Karuna Reiki's purported focus is development of karuna. It supposedly conduces to working closely with all "enlightened beings," including those present "in spirit."
Keep Your Wife Happy Qigong: Subject of the book of the same name (East & West Publications, Ltd.) by Linhai (see "Qigong therapy"). Its postulate is that the kidneys are "sexual engines" that "power" lovemaking. It apparently involves "energy cultivation" and "spiritual intimacy."
Kelley/Radix® work (Kelley/Radix personal growth work): Brand of Radix taught by Kelley/Radix, an organization in Vancouver, Washington, founded by Charles R. Kelley, Ph.D.
Ki breathing: Combination of breathwork, massage, and an exercise series termed "Ki Ren" or "Ki training." It includes Tanden breathing. Its theory holds that the breath embodies "vital life spirit" and that the quality of one's breathing determines the quality of one's life.
kinesiology (kinesiologies): Applied kinesiology and its offshoots, e.g., Touch for Health. (In establishmentarian, or science-oriented, healthcare, kinesiology is the study of muscles and human motion.)
Kinetic Trance-Meditation (KTM): "Technique" that supposedly allows one to tap into the unconscious for information and "energy." Teodoro (Teo) Cordova, a hypnotherapist, developed the method.
Kirlian diagnosis (Kirlian technique): Form of aura analysis based on Kirlian photography.
Ki-Shiatsu®/Oriental Bodywork (Ki-Shiatsu, Ki-Shiatsu/Oriental Bodywork Therapy, shiatsu oriental bodywork): "Healing art" encompassing manual and breathing techniques that purportedly "balance-nurture" the "whole person."
kneipping (Kneipp cure, Kneipp therapies, Kneipptherapie): Hydropathy-centered system of "natural healing" founded by Bavarian almoner and Dominican priest Sebastian Kneipp (1821-1897), author of My Water Cure and So Sollt Ihr Leben ("Thus Thou Shalt Live"), and promoted by the Kneipp Institute, in Germany. Herbalism is one of its major components.
Kobayashi Technique (Applied Kobayashi Techniques, Kobayashi Techniques): Allegedly rejuvenescent system promoted by "Master Healer" Ken Kobayashi. It reportedly encompasses acupuncture, Do-In, shiatsu massage, special diets, and the use of herbal tea preparations and "the" Shintsu-Riki® ("Healing Ki energy").
Kofutu Absent Healing: Component of the Kofutu System of Spiritual Healing and Development.
Kofutu Personal Energy Matrix Healing: Component of the Kofutu System of Spiritual Healing and Development.
Kofutu System of Spiritual Healing and Development (Kofutu): Variation of aura balancing promoted by Rev. Yolanda Badillo, a "Reiki Master." It allegedly promotes the "adjustment" and "balancing" of "inner bodies" in order to "balance karma" and further the "spiritual creative faculty."
Kofutu Touch Healing: Component of the Kofutu System of Spiritual Healing and Development.
Kripalu Bodywork: Derivative of Kripalu Yoga. It involves breathwork and massage and draws from Polarity Therapy and Swedish massage. Its purported design is to promote relaxation and assist reconnection of "recipients" and the "healing wisdom" of their bodies.
Kripalu DansKinetics: Yogic mode of dancing, cofounded by Daniel Leven. Its theory posits a "soul-in-motion."
Kripalu Yoga: Meditative derivative of hatha yoga.
Kriya Massage (Kriya Bodywork): Form of massage that allegedly uses "universal, life-affirming energy." The DoveStar Alchemian Institute, in Hooksett, New Hampshire, defines "kriya" as "spontaneous energy movement."
KriyashaktiSM: "The Art of Materialization," taught by Choa Kok Sui (see "Pranic Healing"). It reportedly includes strategies for materializing "thoughtforms" and techniques to clean "negative psychic energies." Its theory posits chakras.
Kriya Yoga (Kriya): Ancient yogic method "rediscovered," renamed, expounded, and revived by Babaji, the guru of Lahiri Mahasaya. Lahiri Mahasaya popularized it in modern India, and Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952) advanced it in the United States. Kriya theory posits apana ("eliminating current"), prana (the "life force"), an omniscient "spiritual eye," and the transmutation of oxygen atoms into "life current."
Kulkarni Naturopathy: Ayurvedic form of naturopathy developed before 1930 by V.M. Kulkarni, a homeopath born in a village in northern India. It encompasses massage therapy, mesmerism, pranayama, psychotherapy, sunbathing, and yogic exercises and postures. Its principles include the following. (a) Use of contraceptives for birth control is a "great offense" against the "Laws of Nature." (b) Masturbation ("self abuse") is a "suicidal habit" and the worst offense against "Nature." (c) "Perpetrators" of sodomy ultimately either go mad or become impotent. (d) Sugar is an unnatural and "objectionable" food.
Kum Nye (Kum Nye relaxation, Kum Nye relaxation system of self healing): "Holistic" mode of self-healing developed by Tarthang Tulku and based on Tibetan medicine and Buddhist "mind-body disciplines." It involves breathing exercises, self-massage, slow movements, and visualization. Its theory posits "energy centers" (e.g., the "head center" and the "heart center") and "energy blockages" (e.g., "sexual blockages"). Practicing Kum Nye allegedly "vitalizes" the senses and conduces to alertness and limberness.
kundalini yoga (Shakti Yoga, tantra yoga): Purported means of activating kundalini (also called ahamkara and kundalini shakti). This, allegedly, is a "dormant infinite force," "potential cosmic power," or "spiritual power" that, in most people, is asleep, without self-awareness, in a chakra at the coccyx. Supposedly, when kundalini is awake, it enriches people's lives emotionally, intellectually, physically, and spiritually. Moreover, its arousal purportedly contributes to the cure of many intractable diseases. Kundalini yoga includes bhuta shuddhi.
kyo-jitsu: Localization of "imbalances" of ki by palpation.

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