In 1928, Jozo
Ishii of the seiki ryoho kenkyu jo (Seiki Treatment Institute
/ Research Establishment) published a small book entitled: "Essentials
of Seiki Self-Healing Therapy".
Seiki can best be translated as "Vital Life-Force"
the book, Jozo Ishii explains that
"seiki excites the nerves which have become exhausted
and elicits a spontaneous reflexive movement in the body's muscular
system" and in doing so resolves any disorders that may be
present in the body.
He explains that through a regimen of daily taiso (specific
exercises to stimulate and balance various physiological functions),
seiki effectively wards off pain and illness.
the elderly make use of seiki" Ishii writes, "they
will be revitalised and return to a state of good health".
He also maintains that, ultimately, seiki promotes and
"Seiki stimulates any affected part of the body, triggering
cellular activity in the particular area. This influence spreads
throughout the surrounding areas, eventually stimulating all the
cells of the body to action. The metabolism is fired, respiration
is stirred to strong action, bloodflow is quickened and a balanced
secretion (of bodily fluids) is activated. As a result, all stagnation
within the body is flushed away. Seiki stimulates the nervous
system. The nerves of the affected organs react, producing the
physiological movements requisite for rehabilitation."