What is the "Nezushiki Kaigogijutsu"?

Care technique adopted by medical schools and recognized around the world

Eight Achievements

First caregiving technology with medical evidence in Japan (introduced to all groups of Saitama Medical University)

“Nezushiki Kaigogijutsu” was adopted as the standard caregiving technique by Saitama Medical University Group, the first hospital in Japan to receive certification from the Joint Commission International (JCI), an international hospital functionality evaluation organization, and is the first quality-assured caregiving technique in the world. In the Nursing Department, it is mandatory for new graduates to take a course on “Nezushiki Kaigogijutsu” when they are hired, and facilitators who have mastered “Nezushiki Kaigogijutsu” are assigned to each hospital. So far, 3,000 nurses of Saitama Medical University Group have learned “Nezushiki Kaigogijutsu” and are already using it in general hospital wards. It has been highly evaluated by medical staff that "back pain" has been markedly reduced. In addition, a training course on “Nezushiki Kaigogijutsu” has been held for doctors, and many students have expressed interest in learning “Nezushiki Kaigogijutsu”. Currently, doctors, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and students are working together to spread “Nezushiki Kaigogijutsu” in the community.

Saitama Medical University Care Project

Extensive experience in government agencies

We provide skill improvement classes, lectures, and practical instruction to the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare, administrative agencies in Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama, and other prefectures in the Kanto area, Nursing Care Insurance Division throughout Japan, nursing homes, and medical facilities. We have also been entrusted by the Council of Social Welfare and Social Welfare Organization with skill improvement courses and have taught many students.

Courses Provided to Date

No. 1 Lecture Record, over 5,000 students per year

We have received many accolades, such as, "I was freed from power nursing care by participating in a lecture on nursing care techniques that do not burden my back at all.

Comments from Caregivers

Adopted for lectures at Saitama Medical University

It has been adopted as an elective compulsory course for first and second year students of Saitama Medical University, "Communication with Doctors, Patients, and Families and Assisting Techniques during Medical Treatment," as well as a compulsory course for third year students, "Behavioral Science and Medical Ethics," and has become a very popular lecture with many medical students requesting to attend. It has also been adopted as part of the teaching curriculum for the resident doctors.

Students' Voices

Caregiving techniques that inspired a current medical university professors and head nurse, among others.

Current professors and nurses working on the front lines attended a lecture on "caregiving techniques that do not burden the back at all," which overturned conventional medical common sense, and the entire group of Saitama Medical University started working for the benefit of patients.


General supervision of “SHORINJI KEMPO can Provide Care”

Yoshiyuki Nezu was asked by the Third-Generation Grand Master of Kongo Zen Sohonzan Shorinji, Koma So to directly supervise his work, and the caregiving techniques developed by Yoshiyuki Nezu were published as " SHORINJI KEMPO can Provide Care"《Caregiving Techniques Utilizing the Laws of Nature》

SHORINJI KEMPO can Provide Care

Multiple overseas organizations have now applied to introduce “Nezushiki Kaigogijutsu”

My care technique, which the first in the world to be backed by medical evidence, has been noticed by people around the world, and between 2022 and 2023 I was lucky enough to be invited, as someone who has played a role in the creation of Japan's care infrastructure, to speak in Monaco, Dubai and Saudi Arabia. It has been decided that we will found a school of "Nezushiki Kaigogijutsu" in Monaco, which will train care helpers.

Taking "Nezushiki Kaigogijutsu" to the world

Numerous interviews from books, DVDs, and media

Book "Saitama Medical University Style: Comprehensive Techniques for Assistance that Require No Force" (Kodansha), “You can do it with one arm! Care technique that eliminates the burden on the lower back” (Natsumesha), " SHORINJI KEMPO can Provide Care" (Baseball Magazine), newspaper "Yomiuri Shimbun", magazine "Shukan Gendai" (Kodansha), "Rekurie" (Sekai Bunka Sha), Forbes Japan, web media "Gendai Business", and "Yahoo! News" and other media.

Introducing the Book/DVD


3 Features

Caregiving technique that the developer himself devised as a way to live after collapsing from a cerebral infarction.

In my late 30's I had a stroke. At the time, my wife and I had just had a child and my wife had a severe hernia. My mother was in serious nursing care and my wife's mother had to take care of her grandmother, leaving our family with no one to rely on. My wife with a hernia had to take care of our newborn baby and also had to take care of me. The only way for my wife to care for me was to find a way to do it without putting too much strain on her back and without putting too much energy into it. I wanted to "hold my newborn baby in my hands once again" and "how I, as a husband, could go about my daily life without putting a burden on my wife. Under such circumstances, we developed a technique to help our family members survive: “You can do it with one arm! Care technique that eliminates the burden on the lower back.”

Story.1 Our Origins

Caregiving techniques that can be performed with only five points: (1) pulling, (2) pushing, (3) turning, (4) touching, and (5) changing the fulcrum.

Until now, power nursing care in nursing care has been based on the four points of "(1) using the waist as the fulcrum, (2) holding, (3) grabbing, and (4) lifting. The developer, himself in the position of a care receiver, has systematized the five points of "pulling," "pushing," "turning," "touching," and "changing the fulcrum," which are the easiest to perform without using any force at all, and anyone can perform all care on the spot without tips or practice by imitating them.


Systematization of caregiving techniques in the "Bed," "Wheelchair," "Fall Prevention," and "Infection Prevention" sections so that anyone can perform them.

We have systematized the “Nezushiki Kaigogijutsu” according to caregiving situations, dividing them into "bed" and "wheelchair" sections. In addition, there was no concept of "body position retention" in conventional nursing care. In fact, the reason people fall over when getting up from bed or transferring to a wheelchair is because there was no concept of "position retention. In order to eliminate the accident of falling, the "Fall Prevention" section systematizes care that knows the direction in which people fall and incorporates the concept of body position retention. In conventional nursing care, care is provided by "holding," "grabbing," and "lifting," which places the caregiver and the person being cared for in close proximity, creating a large contact area and increasing the risk of infection. Nursing care that minimizes contact with the three fingers of "pulling", "pushing", "turning", and "touching" can reduce the risk of infection. The systematization of the technique is "Infection Prevention" section.