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Fatigue Recovery Association

Chairman Tsuyoshi Kumagai

Message to young people
I became my own boss at 27. The common sense of the chiropractic industry back then was that techniques are never shared from a chiropractic master. However, I have tried really hard to disclose my techniques in the belief that I want to help as many chiropractors and patients as possible. As a result, I can now work with my friends who are successful chiropractors by using my techniques. I believe life is not about success or failure, but about doing until achieving success or giving up.

I practice my originally developed methods of chiropractic, a combination between Oriental medicine and Western medicine chiropractic. Unlike the medical evidence-based Western medicine, my methods don’t present medical evidence.

The concept of my treatment, based on various medical theories, is the same as standard Oriental medicine, which aims to improve the natural healing power inherent in the human body. What is unique about my method is the treatment. My treatment primarily focuses on the neck and the ankle, the two crucial points of the human body. The neck is the point where a lot of life-support functions are, including the vagus nerve that runs through it, and it is the point to fix autonomic nerves, which are responsible for the functions of several organs. The ankle, meanwhile, is the base or the foundation of the human body that physically supports the whole structure, and is the place to fix muscles and bone locations of the foot. My treatment is to properly align the bones and muscles of the neck and the ankle to improve blood circulation through the whole body.

In the human body, there are several important spots located between the neck and the ankle, and they correlate with each other as they all are connected. Once the upper part and the lower part of the human body, which are the neck and the ankle, are fixed into the right positions, other spots in between start working automatically to place themselves into the right positions.

Additionally, I was fortunate to discover something in common between patients with particular complaints such as back pain, swollen kneecap or stiff shoulders, regardless of the gender or age of the patients. I systematized effective techniques and procedures for those complaints, and pulled them together in one manual format, so that any chiropractor can carry them out on any patients.

Since conventional chiropractic treatment and its techniques largely depend on practitioners’ experiences, the techniques and procedures cannot be shared. Even if a rookie chiropractor somehow manages to learn veteran’s procedures, it is difficult to see if the obtained techniques are effective, because the rookie practitioner exercises the procedures on his own different patients, not the same patients treated by the veteran.

At present, I am running five clinics in Tokyo, in addition to one in Osaka and another in Niigata Prefecture. In addition, the Fatigue Recovery Association runs operations nationwide in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka and in Sendai, holding seminars and offering courses to teach the methods to members. The organization, founded four years ago, is now functioning as a training institution, or a vehicle to share and spread my methods to produce "certified chiropractor" now numbering more than 600 nationwide.

As for future plans, we will continue promoting this method to have it recognized in welfare programs for company workers. We expect Japanese companies to recognize this method as a means to improve worker health, resulting in improved financial performance and higher retention rates. Additionally, we also expect this method to eventually be covered by corporate expenses as part of health programs. To meet that goal, I want this method recognized by as many Japanese companies as possible.

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Fatigue Recovery Association
Operating chiropractic clinics, seminars and schools