The Forms of Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT)
The AOBTA uses the term "Forms" to refer to the various Asian Bodywork Therapy professions which we have recognized as specific and distinct.
All Forms that are recognized here originally had their roots in Chinese Medicine. Over the centuries, practitioners in China, Japan, Thailand, Korea, and more recently North America and Europe, have adapted and evolved these Forms into separate and distinct professions.
There is an application and review process required for a Chinese Medicine based bodywork profession to be formally recognized as an AOBTA Form.
Jia: Examining the Use of the Word "Forms", article by Cindy Banker written for the ePulse Newsletter.
The AOBTA ABT Forms