Traditional Japanese Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a traditional oriental therapeutic system that treats a variety of physical and mental conditions by regulating the flow of energy in our bodies. According to the basic philosophy of acupuncture, energy, called “Qi,” circulates through our bodies on energy pathways known as “meridians.”
“What we treat with Traditional Japanese Acupuncture”
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There are 14 main meridians in the body, with hundreds of energy nodes, called acupuncture points, located along each one. The Qi flows the within these meridians, interconnecting them and forming a holistic energy network throughout the body. Acupuncture can strengthen or activate the energy flow within a restricted, deficient or stagnant meridian, or calm the flow through an overactive one.
Balancing the energy flow in this way corrects the body’s overall energy system. As a result, pain can be alleviated, muscular stiffness or tension reduced, and your range of motion improved. A variety of other conditions, ranging from insomnia to chronic backaches or migraines can be treated.
While many people find standard Chinese acupuncture rather painful, most patients find Japanese acupuncture much softer, gentler and less painful – almost painless in many cases. This is possible because Japanese acupuncture not only uses much finer needles, but also a variety of non-invasive techniques – “acupuncture without the needles.”
According to Traditional Oriental Medicine, diseases and other physical problems occur when a person’s life balance has become upset. Conventional medicine mainly attempts to treat the symptoms caused by this imbalance, primarily through the use of drugs. Although the symptoms are suppressed by the medicine, the underlying life balance issues remain unresolved.
An acupuncture is, on the other hand, a treatment system which activates the patient’s own innate self-healing power to the maximum possible extent. It recognizes the fundamental importance of these underlying imbalances and accepts them as part of the overall life process, which even includes diseases and their symptoms. Through acupuncture treatment aimed at regulating and correcting the life balance, the patient’s self-healing power is activated and, as a result, the condition is eased.
Traditional Oriental Medical philosophy teaches us that health is not only the absence of pain and disease, but also includes the body and mind’s ability to cope with changes in our lives and environment and restore our natural balance. With Traditional Japanese Acupuncture, our energy balance can be re-established if it’s lost, and improved even when we are healthy. According to it’s philosophy this treatment system is especially good for the treatment of pain, strengthening of the immune system and relief from the symptoms of chronic diseases.
Traditional Japanese Acupuncture is a painless acupuncture style and a way of thinking which underlies all of my treatment approaches. Its basic assumption is that disease can only manifest when a person’s emotions are out of balance, and that this balance can be restored through acupuncture and becoming aware of one’s emotional and mental reaction patterns. I have found it to be a very effective approach for chronic physical complaints, anxiety, depression, worrying and over-thinking.
Acupuncture without the needles
For centuries, Japanese acupuncturists have known that children, as well as adults, can benefit greatly from acupuncture treatment…but that they hate being stuck with needles.
In response to this, a system of acupuncture treatment using small silver wands which don’t break the skin instead of needles was developed.
While this system, called shonishin, is used almost entirely for children in Japan, I recognized that it would also be very beneficial for adults who are also reluctant to receive treatment with needles.
This led to my development of the system I call AwN (Acupuncture without the Needles) – a completely non-invasive acupuncture-based system for adults that uses silver wands, acupressure and deep Rolfing-style massage instead of needles.
Acupuncture for Sports
Acupuncture for Sports is a specialized treatment for all athletes from weekend warriors to elite professionals. This treatment focuses pain relief primarily and support the recovery from injuries as maximize as possible.
The HATTORI Special
The HATTORI Special is a carefully balanced mixture of all Naoki’s techniques, adjusted for the specific needs of each individual. It has been found to be very effective for any kind of pain or discomfort, including stress, anxiety and other mental and emotional conditions. The treatment also enables you to reach a state of deep relaxation and calm – Zen Stillness.
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Fascia Meridian Method
Fascia Meridian Method were built upon key aspects of two major methodologies : Acupuncture and Rolfing.
Generally, acupuncture treats our energy flow meridians, while Rolfing deals with issues in the body’s myofascial system.
Through more than 15 years experiences, I have found that there is a relationship between two bodily systems, and that when used in combination, acupuncture and Rolfing can have a symbiotic effect which improves the results of both treatments.
Fascia Meridian Method is a highly effective therapy designed to reduce the pain and release the stiffness. Just using only a few acupuncture points on the head and feet is enough to correct the balance of the Myofascial and Meridian systems all over the body.
This method also can be great help to reduce the effects of accumulated tension and stress caused by daily living.
Zen Stillness creates a state of deep body/mind calmness and relaxation.
It is realized using the original method I have developed, based on my 15-years plus experience of meditation and Qi-gong, combined with my understanding of the neuroscientific effectiveness of acupuncture on the brain.
It also incorporates elements of craniosacral treatment and another Japanese acupuncture technique called “Teishin” which uses an acupuncture stick rather than needles.
The purpose of this method is to regulate the flow of energy along your meridians, and it can be performed either with or without the use of acupuncture needles, depending on your preference.
This complete meditation-like stillness requires deep relaxation of your body and mind for you to reach a state in which you exist “just now.”
With this method, some of my clients have even been able to release chronic pain.
Shiatsu + Rolfing®
Shiatsu + Rolfing® is a very unique combination of Shiatsu and Rolfing® techniques. It is powerful enough to deal with any of your issues. Good for correcting the imbalances of the body and for maintaining and promoting a health.
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Shiatsu is a one of the Japanese traditional treatment for correcting the imbalances of the body and for maintaining and promoting health.
It is that the whole body is treated, point by point, meridian by meridian. This has the effect of balancing Qi in the body and of stimulating the patient’s healing potential.
The word “Qi” appears quite frequently in the Japanese language and culture. The aspect of my work that makes it “Traditional Japanese Therapy” is the use of Qi. Without balancing the Qi, it cannot be worked functionally.
I apply pressure over the whole body. Areas that the person may not have been aware of, as being a problem, are often found through this process. As I palpate, the person is often prompted to remember a long forgotten incident, or to admit their true situation.
Shiatsu can deal with both the root imbalance, general discomfort and the fluctuation of life.
Rolfing® is a manipulative treatment systematized by the American doctor, Ida Rolf.
It is a holistic method which corrects improper bodily habits and how the body is used by working on the fascia. Rolfing® is useful for treating chronic issues to sports related problems and also healing a variety of conditions ranging from psychological stress.
In recent years, it has been becoming more and more popular with people having these sorts of needs.
Many healthy professional and amateur athletes and musicians also find that it can help their performance.
This is effective for correcting the bodily misalignment most people have accumulated as a result of their life styles and the imbalances caused by injuries or accidents.
The distinctive features of
a series of Rolfing® sessions
In a series of 10 sessions, Rolfing® both treats you and helps you recognize and rediscover your bodily habits-how your body reacts under the force of gravity and the way your fascia is twisted.
The reason we need to understand how gravity relates to bodily alignment is that all human activities, whether sitting, standing, walking or lying down, are performed under its influence and it is the key factor in how our unconscious bodily habits are formed.
Sessions 1-7 were precisely designed by Dr. Rolf in terms of the parts of body treated and the order of treatment, whereas sessions 8-10 are customized by the practitioner for each individual patient.
The main purpose of the series of treatments is to rebalance and realign the whole body and correct improper posture and physical habits. As a result of this, a variety of disorders will be improved.
During the sessions, the practitioner regularly checks the patient’s breathing and way of walking as indicators of their progress and areas still in need of correction. Breath is a vital and continuous life function which can provide valuable feed-back information to the practitioner about the patient’s conscious and unconscious states. As walking upright on two legs is a specifically human activity, it is also very useful for checking the functioning and balance of the whole body.