JAPANESE ACUPUNCTURE

Kotan Acupuncture Clinic located in Carlton close to Melbourne CBD with easy access to public transport and parking available.


“The softest thing in the universe overcomes the hardest thing in the universe”

Tao Tzu, Lao Te Jing

Kotan, meaning ‘elegant simplicity’, is symbolic of the artful form of Japanese acupuncture. Kotan Clinic aims to help clients harness their inherent healing power through Japanese Acupuncture.

Japanese Style Acupuncture is a hands on, practical healing modality. Unlike other acupuncture styles, we use a combination of fine needles and moxibustion to balance the body.

Why Japanese Acupuncture?

Japanese style acupuncture in my opinion is a more traditional form of acupuncture than most Chinese styles.

Most importantly the practice of Acupuncture is like an ‘art-form’.

A relationship exists between You the patient and the practitioner with his or her capabilities and how that is expressed through their medicine.

As a practitioner I have found that Japanese Acupuncture best describes the way I can most effectively help people.  There are a dozen more reason why, but this one is perhaps the most honest.

Japanese acupuncture is suited to people who would prefer to be treated with care and respect.

People who are feeling sensitive both physically and emotionally are also great candidates for this style of acupuncture.

People who suffer from chronic health problems often feel very weak, Japanese style acupuncture would suit them.

People who want to reconnect with their spiritual selves whilst grounding their physical bodies would benefit from Japanese style acupuncture.

Anyone who has ever found other therapies to be overly heavy handed would benefit from the healing and calm relaxation that Japanese acupuncture generates.

History of Japanese Acupuncture

Like many of the cultural gems that left China, medicine too made its way to Japan. However in Japan there developed a stronger emphasis on Moxibustion techniques as well as a cultural bias for thinner, less invasive needles.

Acupuncture is a holistic medicine based on the elegant foundations of Taoism. It actively defines the world through Yin and Yang, as well as through its relationship with the Five Elements.

In 1929 the Sorei School opened with its famous catch cry, ‘return to the classics’. The meridian school of acupuncture that started in Japan also studies heavily the Classics of acupuncture and it is from these classics that we have developed this traditional style.

Japanese Acupuncture is a gentle practice because of the use of extra fine needles and specialized techniques. These have been developed to minimize any discomfort.