About acupuncture


Evolution of Acupuncture

In Japan, acupuncture and moxibustion treatment was generally thought of as a treatment for stiff shoulders, joint pain, and back pain, mainly for the elderly. In recent years, however, acupuncture and moxibustion treatment has been taken by mass media as a part of Oriental medicine that complements modern medical treatment. Acupuncture is also used to improve the performance of athletes, and beauty acupuncture, in which needles are applied to the face, has become widely known. Acupuncture treatment, which has been handed down from ancient times, is used in various fields in modern times.


Acupuncture and moxibustion treatment, old and new


The idea that humans are part of nature is the base of Oriental medicine. In Japan, Korea and China, the ancient tradition of acupuncture and moxibustion treatment has been passed down from generation to generation while being updated to suit the

times. This shows that traditional medicine, including acupuncture, moxibustion and Chinese medicine, have unchanged universal laws concerning illness and health. One of these is the concept of cure pre- symptomatic.  Acupuncture as preventive medicine

Pre-symptomatic is a state of the body that is not sick but not healthy either, in the stage towards illness.

All illnesses with painful symptoms are preceded by an alert flashing in the body and mind at an earlier stage. It is important to prevent illness by recognizing and dealing with it as soon as possible. It is like putting out a small fire before it becomes a big fire. In Oriental medicine, we consider the body's vital energy is low when the body is pre-symptomatic.


Recently, the soaring cost of healthcare has become a problem and preventive medicine became a key phrase. This is exactly cure

pr- symptomatic.


What is acupuncture called meridian therapy?


Meridians is a term from the classics of Oriental medicine and refers to the channels through which chi, or vital energy, flows. Meridian therapy is based on Oriental medical theory and there are two approaches: the main cure, which adjusts imbalances in the meridians to strengthen the vital energy, and the target cure which treats the symptoms. For diagnosis, pulse diagnosis is very important, in which the surgeon fingers are used to feel the overall strength and speed of the pulse on the wrist and the differences in strength and weakness of each part of the pulse. In the  cure  shallow acupuncture is applied to important acupuncture

points on the arms and legs according to the Sho derived from a synthesis of information from the body, such as pulse and abdominal diagnosis, and a medical interview. Meridian therapy is developed in Japan surprisingly recent, in the Showa period (1926-1989).






●Basic Treatment Flow