Japanese Acupuncture is a gentle yet powerful therapeutic treatment which follows the energetic treatment principles of Chinese Medicine.
Japanese Acupuncture is known as a gentle style of acupuncture and typically uses finer needles, shallow insertion of needles, and at times no insertion. This form is based on classical Chinese Medicine and has been distilled by various Japanese masters and schools resulting in many different styles. At Quiescence we have Rebecca who is a Toyohari Practitioner and Nicola who practices a style of Master Nagano’s linage, learnt from Tsuyoshi Shimamura.
Japanese Acupuncture (Toyohari) with Rebecca
A time honored healing tradition, Japanese acupuncture (Toyohari) utilizes the original tools and healing techniques that were available before ultra fine, insertable needles were developed. These tools are tapped, gently scraped, rubbed or placed on the body to create an energetic response that is calming and pleasant to receive. Needles are not inserted, and you will often receive moxa and other ancillary treatment techniques such as cupping or massage. It is also common for press balls, small balls of various metals, to be placed on points to continue gentle stimulation during and after treatment.
As you would expect, Japanese acupuncture (Toyohari) is a deeply respectful treatment. You can expect a front and back body treatment which will leave you feeling calm, balanced and reinvigorated. This is a wonderful treatment for those who are highly energy sensitive or just not into needles. It’s also fabulous for kids.
Rebecca is our resident Japanese Toyohari Acupuncturist – her treatments aim to create a healing harmony within the body by balancing Qi, Blood, Yin, Yang and the Five Phases. Her compassionate, patient approach helps to build a trusting connection with the client, which assists communication, treatment and ultimately health outcomes.
Japanese Acupuncture with Nicola
During a session with Nicola various parts of your body will be assessed and referenced during the treatment for improvements, such as your hara (abdomen), tongue, pulse at the wrist, leg and any areas of pain/discomfort. Treatment begins with addressing your constitution and then any remaining symptoms. The front and back of the body is treated with fine needles sometimes inserted, sometimes just held on the surface of the skin. Metal tools are often employed with tapping, scrapping and brushing techniques or just being held to the skin as one would a needle. Shiatsu (Japanese Acupressure Massage) is often part of a treatment, as can moxibustion and cupping. Very fine and short stick-on needles or small metal press balls are often retained after treatment to continue its good work. Each treatment will follow the same flow but be different, as every day you present differently.
Nicola is our resident Japanese Acupuncturist – her treatments often incorporate moxibustion, cupping and Shiatsu (Japanese Acupressure Massage) and can consist solely of any or all these techniques if requested. Treatment flow is based on Shimamura Sensei’s teaching and involves Nicola remaining in the room for much of the session, assessing and working on the front and back of the body.