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Acupuncture Theory - Japanese Style

Even with it's definitive roots in the classics of oriental medicine, the Japanese styles hardly resemble modern TCM. The needles are different, the applications are different, even the points have their own variations at times. Japanese acupuncture definitely takes the more subtle route in many ways. No heavy stimulation, no deep insertions, and everything counts. Even the gauge of the needle has a special significance in the effect. There are a variety of ways this style is applied, each being rather unique in themselves. Below the general information is a more in detail look into the three usages of the Japanese style that I know of.

General Theory

Five Phase Treatments
Five Phase Patterns

Manaka Style Ion Pumping Cord Treatments
Six Major Extraordinary Vessel Patterns

Polar Pair Ion Pumping Cord Treatments

Local Treatments


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