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  1. Healing Hands
  2. Doctor
  3. Benevolent and Skilled Doctor
  4. Heal / Healing
  5. Acupuncture and Moxibustion
  6. Acupuncture
  7. Reiki
  8. Birth / Life
  9. Reiki - Master Symbol
10. Johrei / Jyorei
11. You May Learn from Victory,...
12. Cure
13. Sensei / Master / Teacher / Mister
14. Tea

Healing Hands

China miào shǒu huí chūn
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Healing Hands

This can be translated as "healing hands".

The first two characters are used to describe a doctor or medical professional who has admirable skill in curing disease. Literally: Wonderful or skilled hands.

The last two characters mean "Springing back to life".

Altogether, it suggests that these skilled hands can cure whatever ails you and bring you back to life. This is a great honor to bestow on your doctor or other healthcare professional that has helped you.

Healing Hands

Japan iyashi no te
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Healing Hands

This can be translated as "healing hands" in Japanese.

The first two characters mean healing, "to heal", "to cure", soothing, therapy, comfort, and/or solace.
The third character is a possessive particle that connects the ideas.
The last Kanji means hand or hands.


China yī shēng
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This is the title used to refer to medical doctors or physicians in China.

Note: Sometimes this same term is used in Korean but not common.


Japanese Kanji
Japan i shi
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This is the most common title used to refer to medical doctors or physicians in Japanese Kanji.


Japanese Kanji
Japan i sha
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This a secondary title used to refer to medical doctors or physicians in Japanese Kanji.


Korean Hanja
China yī shī
Japan i shi
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This is the title used to refer to medical doctors or physicians in old Korean Hanja.

Also means "doctor" in Chinese, but not the most commonly-used title.
This is the ancient/traditional form of doctor in Japanese (they simplified the first character in Japan after WWII).

Benevolent and Skilled Doctor

China miào shǒu rén xīn xuán hú jì shì
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Benevolent and Skilled Doctor

This phrase celebrates the benevolence, skill, and service to his/her patients.

Here's a breakdown of the characters:
妙手 miào shǒu admirable skill in curing disease (when used in reference to doctors).
仁心 rén xīn kindheartedness, charity, benevolent heart.
悬壶济世 xuán hú jì shì practice medicine or pharmacy to help the people or public.

Benevolent and Skilled Doctor

Short version
China miào shǒu rén xīn
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Benevolent and Skilled Doctor

This phrase celebrates the benevolence, skill, and service to his/her patients.

Here's a breakdown of the characters:
妙手 miào shǒu admirable skill in curing disease (when used in reference to doctors).
仁心 rén xīn kindheartedness, charity, benevolent heart.

Heal / Healing

Japan iya su
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Heal / Healing

This is the common word for heal or healing in Japanese. This can mean to heal or to cure.

Acupuncture and Moxibustion

China zhēn jiǔ
Japan shin kyuu
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Acupuncture and Moxibustion

This is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja word for acupuncture moxibustion.


China zhēn shù
Japan shinjutsu
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This a way to write acupuncture in Chinese. The first character means "needle" or "pin". The second character means "technique" or "method".

This is theoretically a Japanese word as well, but not commonly used.


China zhēn liáo fǎ
Japan hari ryou hou
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This is one of two ways to write acupuncture in Chinese and Japanese.

The first character means "needle" or "pin". The second character means "to treat" or "to cure". The last character means "method" or "way".

This is the only reasonable selection if your audience is Japanese. This is the formal way to express acupuncture in Chinese, so this version is universal in most of Asia (the best all around choice in most cases).


China líng qì
Japan reiki
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This is the title of a healing practice that is now found throughout the world but with origins in Japan.

Special note: Outside of the context of the healing practice of Reiki, this means "aura" or "spiritual essence that surrounds all living things". A Japanese person not familiar with the practice will take the "aura" meaning.

Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also heals. It can be compared to massage, but is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If your life force energy is low, you'll be more likely to get sick or feel stress. If your life force energy is abundant and flowing well, you become more capable of being happy and healthy.

There is a lot of information available if you want to Google this term - my job is to offer the calligraphy, while you can decide if it is right for you.

Note: We are showing the ancient (traditional) form of the Reiki Kanji. I have seen Reiki written with both the slightly simplified version and this more classic form. If you want the form of Reiki with the two strokes in the shape of an X on the second character and reformed first character, simply click on the Kanji characters to the right.

Note: This is also a Chinese word, but in Chinese, these characters create a word that refers to a smart person, or someone with high aspirations. It is not read as a healing method in Chinese.
In Korean Hanja, this can be read as "mysterious atmosphere" by a Korean who is not familiar with the practice of Reiki (still has a cool meaning in Korean).

Birth / Life

China shēng
Japan shou / iku
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Birth / Life

This Chinese word means "to be born" and "to give birth". Also it's often used to refer to life itself, and sometimes "to grow".

This character is used in a lot of compound words such as "yi sheng", which means "doctor" (literally "healer of life"), "sheng ri" which means "birthday" (literally "birth day") and "xue sheng" which means student (literally "studying life" or "learner [about] life"). Few Chinese people will think of the literal meaning when this use words like doctor and student - but it is interesting to note.

This character has the same root meaning in Korean Hanja and Japanese. However, in Japanese, there are many possible pronunciations, and this can be used to mean "raw" or "unprocessed" (as in draft beer). Therefore, not be the best if your audience is Japanese.

See Also...  Vitality

Reiki - Master Symbol

China dà guāng míng
Japan dai kou myou
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Reiki - Master Symbol

This is the master symbol "Daikomyo", which is usually associated with the healing practice of Reiki.

This title can be translated as "Great Bright Light". This symbol, as used in Reiki, alludes to "Enlightened Nature" or the radiance of a purified soul or deity.

Pronunciations in Chinese and Korean are included above, but this title has no meaning except when used by a Reiki practitioner. In fact, this title is not that well known by those outside the Reiki community in Japan.

In Chinese, this would be interpreted as "Great Bright Future" (the second two characters alone create a word that means "bright future" in Chinese).

Johrei / Jyorei

Japan jourei
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Johrei / Jyorei

Jyorei or Johrei is a healing art that uses divine light to dissolve the spiritual impurities that are the source of all physical, emotional, and personal problems.

This is a Japanese title that can refer to the purification of spirit described above, but this is also the word for exorcism in Japanese.

Romanization variations include: Jyorei, Johrei, Jourei and Jore. Regardless of romanization, the actual pronunciation is like "Joe Ray".

You May Learn from Victory,
You Will Learn from Failure

China bǎi shèng nán lǜ dí sān zhé nǎi liáng yī
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You May Learn from Victory,<br>You Will Learn from Failure

This Chinese proverbs literally translates as: [Even a general who has won a] hundred victories [may be] hard put to see through the enemy's [strategy], [but one who has] broken [his] arm three [times] [will] be a good doctor.

Figuratively, this means: One cannot always depend on past successes to guarantee future success, but one can always learn from lessons drawn from failure.

See Also...  Failure - Mother Of Success | Experience - Mother Of Success | Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 | Hard Knocks


China zhì yù
Japan chi yu
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This is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for cure, healing, and/or recovery.

Sensei / Master / Teacher / Mister

China xiān shēng
Japan sen sei
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Sensei / Master / Teacher / Mister

If you've taken even a single karate class in your life, you know this term. This is sensei, which is associated in the west with a master or instructor of karate, aikido, judo, and other Japanese martial arts.

In reality, this is a term of respect for almost any professional or skilled person (doctor, lawyer, teacher, etc). In some cases, it is used for musicians and artists who have achieved a certain level of fame, skill, or accomplishment.

It should be noted that this is also a courtesy title in Chinese, but more like calling someone "mister" or "gentleman". It doesn't really have the "master" or "teacher" meaning in Chinese - see our Chinese "Master / Sifu / Shi Fu" entry if your audience is Chinese.

In Korean Hanja, this means teacher, instructor, schoolmaster, or schoolmistress.

This entry is more for educational purposes. This is kind of a strange thing to put on a wall scroll. It's a title that is used more orally to show respect, rather than something written in calligraphy. If you feel that it is appropriate in your circumstances, we are very willing to create a piece of sensei Japanese calligraphy artwork for you.


China chá
Japan cha
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This character means tea. It can refer to prepared tea (ready-to-drink) or to dry tea leaves.

The origin of tea is China, but the same character is used in Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja with the exact same meaning. Japanese and Korean even borrowed the pronunciation from Chinese (pronounced "cha" in all three languages).

It's said that an early doctor (or herbologist) in ancient China kept poisoning himself as he tried different new herb concoctions. He invented tea as a means to detoxify himself as he recovered from 1 of the 76 times he nearly poisoned himself to death. Tea is seen not just as a drink, but as a form of medicine used to remove impurities from the body.

The word "chai" (used in many languages to refer to various teas) is derived from this Chinese word.

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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.

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The following table is only helpful for those studying Chinese (or Japanese), and perhaps helps search engines to find this page when someone enters Romanized Chinese or Japanese

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Healing Hands 妙手回春miào shǒu huí chūn
miao4 shou3 hui2 chun1
miao shou hui chun
miao shou hui ch`un
miao shou hui chun
Healing Hands 癒しの手iyashi no te
Doctor 醫生
yī shēng / yi1 sheng1 / yi sheng / yisheng i sheng / isheng
Doctor 医師 / 醫師
i shi / ishi
Doctor 醫者
i sha / isha
Doctor 醫師
i shi / ishiyī shī / yi1 shi1 / yi shi / yishi i shih / ishih
Benevolent and Skilled Doctor 妙手仁心懸壺濟世
miào shǒu rén xīn xuán hú jì shì
miao4 shou3 ren2 xin1 xuan2 hu2 ji4 shi4
miao shou ren xin xuan hu ji shi
miao shou jen hsin hsüan hu chi shih
Benevolent and Skilled Doctor 妙手仁心miào shǒu rén xīn
miao4 shou3 ren2 xin1
miao shou ren xin
miao shou jen hsin
Heal / Healing 癒すiya su / iyasu
Acupuncture and Moxibustion 鍼灸 / 針灸
shin kyuu / shinkyuu / shin kyu / shinkyuzhēn jiǔ / zhen1 jiu3 / zhen jiu / zhenjiu chen chiu / chenchiu
Acupuncture 針術
shinjutsuzhēn shù / zhen1 shu4 / zhen shu / zhenshu chen shu / chenshu
Acupuncture 針療法
hari ryou hou
hari ryo ho
zhēn liáo fǎ
zhen1 liao2 fa3
zhen liao fa
chen liao fa
Reiki 靈氣
灵气 霊気
reikilíng qì / ling2 qi4 / ling qi / lingqi ling ch`i / lingchi / ling chi
Birth / Life shou / iku / sho / iku / sho/ikushēng / sheng1 / sheng
Reiki - Master Symbol 大光明dai kou myou
dai ko myo
dà guāng míng
da4 guang1 ming2
da guang ming
ta kuang ming
Johrei / Jyorei 浄霊 / 浄靈
浄霊 / 浄灵
jourei / jorei
You May Learn from Victory, You Will Learn from Failure 百勝難慮敵三折乃良醫
bǎi shèng nán lǜ dí sān zhé nǎi liáng yī
bai3 sheng4 nan2 lv4 di2 san1 zhe2 nai3 liang2 yi1
bai sheng nan lv di san zhe nai liang yi
pai sheng nan lü ti san che nai liang i
Cure 治癒
chi yu / chiyuzhì yù / zhi4 yu4 / zhi yu / zhiyu chih yü / chihyü
Sensei / Master / Teacher / Mister 先生sen sei / senseixiān shēng
xian1 sheng1
xian sheng
hsien sheng
Tea 茶 / 茶
chachá / cha2 / cha ch`a / cha

In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line. In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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