(30th July 2013)
Acupuncture is a procedure that involves needle penetration into the skin to stimulate central points on the body. This type of traditional medicine was believed to have originated in ancient China. Later on, it spread to Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan and Japan. The classic form of acupuncture composes of traditional Chinese medicine, one of the oldest healing methods in the world.
Acupuncture is done by stimulating specific acupuncture points to correct the imbalances in the flow of the qi through the meridians. It is widely practiced in various countries and has many variations. It was even endorsed by the US National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the National Health Service of the United Kingdom.
With the many variations of the Chinese acupuncture, each country found different ways of doing the healing method but the aim is the same. Japanese acupuncture emphasizes on palpation, uses touch to diagnose problems, and practices simple theoretical models to achieve positive and effective results without too much stimulus and pain. Aside from the needling method, the Japanese acupuncture methods use a wide range of therapeutic techniques that are minimal and gentle to the patient.
Here are 3 benefits of Japanese acupuncture and why you should try to have one today:
Japanese Acupuncture aims for restorative treatment
Because acupuncture is aimed to balance the central points of the body, it restores the body to its normal state and maintains overall treatment. The acupuncturist will locate the different acupuncture points, known as active point. Since they are dealing with actual patients, there is no textbook that will guide them as to where the actual locations of the points are. They are licensed and have been in many years of training as to how to locate and palpate the “active points”.
Japanese acupuncture assists in a wide range of illnesses
Japanese acupuncture has been proven to be effective in treating a variety of medical conditions, including headaches, back pains, knee pains, fatigue, depression, anxiety, gastric problems, strains, sprains, bruises and even infertility. If you plan to be diagnosed and treated, try acupuncture. It can also help you in cardiovascular problems such as chest pain, high or low blood pressure, and poor blood circulation; in respiratory problems such as hay fever, common colds, bronchitis and asthma; in urogenital problems such as low virility, kidney disorders, and cystitis and bladder dysfunction; and in dermatological problems, including rashes, psoriasis, and dermatitis and hair loss.
Japanese acupuncture is more subtle and gentle
There are people who are not very comfortable with the sight of long needles that produce strong stimulus and may weaken or make them tired. The Japanese way of acupuncture uses smaller and finer needles, thus reducing the pain. A metal or plastic tube is used to guide the needles into the skin so the insertion is more accurate and done more gently. Pediatric patients can also benefit from Japanese acupuncture with its variety of illnesses that can be treated and can be done without the use of needles.
Kotan Japanese Acupuncture. Our clinic is located in Carlton has the sufficient trainings in detecting the precise locations, making them more able to bring out positive results without inflicting too much pain or strong stimulation.