(TJM) Traditional Japanese Medicine Theory
TJM Theory - Primary Sections
Japanese acupuncture is one of a few major styles of acupuncture. Since the Japanese were introduced to Chinese Medicine and the integrated theories of acupuncture, bodywork, and herbal medicine in the 6th century, practitioners have developed many unique theories and techniques.
In general terms Japanese acupuncture is unique in its efficiency and precision. Techniques often are directed at using the minimal amount of stimulation to attain the greatest results. Much of the Traditional Chinese Medicine theory is still used and the majority of the acupuncture points are used with only a few modifications.
Our presentation relies heavily on the works of a well-known Japanese acupuncturist, Dr. Manaka. Dr. Manaka's theories and techniques have been given detailed attention in the many works by both Stephen Birch and Kiiko Matsumoto.
Our Japanese acupuncture information is divided into the following sections:
- Yin Yang House Content:
- Japanese Acupuncture Theory:
- Dr. Manaka's Modern Mu Points
- Anpuku Abdominal Massage
- Japanese Acupuncture Treatment Protocols:
- Five Phase Acupuncture - Meridian Therapy - Treatments
- Extraordinary Vessel - Ion Pumping Cord - Treatments
- Circadian - Chinese Clock - Based Treatments
- Japanese Acupuncture Adjunctive Techniques:
- Kyukaku - Cupping
- Shiraku - Bloodletting
- Magnet Therapy
- Manaka's Wooden Hammer
- Moxibustion Techniques:
- Okyu - Thread Moxa
- Okyu for Stagnation - Kori "Indurations"
- Chinetsukyu - Cone Moxa
- Kyutoshin - Acupuncture Needle Moxa
- Ibuki, Tiger Warmer, and Miscellaneous Moxa Techniques
- Acupuncture Needling Techniques:
- Hifushin - Touching Needle
- Shigo - Single Point Needling
- Hinaishin (Intradermal) and Empishin (Press Tacks)
- Fire Needle
- Discuss Japanese Acupuncture
Sources and More Information
The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:
- Feldman, Marty: New England School of Acupuncture, Five Phase Techniques Lecture Notes
- Iuliano, Diane: New England School of Acupuncture, Extraordinary Vessel Techniques Lecture Notes
- Kuwahara, Koei: New England School of Acupuncture, Advanced Japanese Techniques Lecture Notes
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