There is a third book the author is presenting in this article, written by a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Michael Kelly in 2001 titled, “Death Touch: The Science Behind the Legend of Dim-Mak.” Even in a book explaining the deadliest of techniques of martial arts/karate, Dr. Kelly spends time from pages 157-162 discussing in depth healing techniques. He starts the chapter with these poignant statements: “Healing has always been a part of the martial arts.”
Lastly, having presented the therapeutic benefits of the Mind-Body practices mentioned in this paper, let’s go back to the case of our presenter and how she was able to utilize Sanchin breathing to stop the pattern of eating the crackers and regained her connection towards her agitation, headache and hand pain. After the plane stabilized in the air from takeoff, the individual took several quiet moments to do some deep breathing she learned from kata Sanchin. This allowed her to connect with her mind and realize she had agitation that there were limited food options at the airport terminals and her feelings towards being called skinny. She was an athlete and lean, and her body composition numbers fell in ‘above average’ to ‘athletic’ categories. She kept doing deep abdominal breathing used in kata Sanchin to allow the feelings to pass. The extra oxygen and the expansion and contraction of the belly allowed for fresh oxygenated blood to circulate around her body, so the pain in her head and hands decreased as well. She also used positive self-talk around her choice to eat the crackers on the plane and it sounded like this, “It’s ok, the options where limited and you had the broccoli and eggs earlier today. Good job on breakfast, not so good job on the snack. There is plenty of day left, and I can make better decisions for dinner when we land.” This is a modern-day example of how kata Sanchin can be used for a stressor. However, the martial arts have been documented in the Bubishi  to have its roots as early as the 1300s (p26) and some healing practices dating to the BC era (p77). These very practices discussed in the Bubishi continue to be practiced today by karate-ka  (karate practitioners) and now, are taking hold and being embraced by therapeutic professionals. Although the terminology is different, there is a modality called Rhythmic Movement Training which is a modality approved by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists. It has been studied by Malkina-Pykh It utilizes primal body movements to treat various illnesses and further explained in the next section.