A Brief History of Acupuncture in Japan Prior to World War II – Part 4

Techniques for treating PTSD with Japanese-style acupuncture Acupuncturists must consider care for the body first. It is dangerous to put treatment of the emotional life first. Their body and mind are connected. The body mirrors the heart/mind. -Takahiro Funamizo Sensei on caring for people with emotional conditions A. Takahiro Funamizu Sensei and the Japanese earthquake of […]

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A Brief History of Acupuncture in Japan Prior to World War II – Part 2

Japanese Meridian Therapy (JMT) This new system of acupuncture, distilled from the classics, restored the emphasis on the meridians in Japanese acupuncture and filled a gap for many practitioners who never before had a practical method to guide them in the selection of acupuncture points. -Shudo Denmai on Japanese Meridian Therapy The Origin of JMT […]

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A Brief History of Acupuncture in Japan Prior to World War II – Part 1

Beginning in 1603, a new shogunate came to power and the Edo government was formed, thus beginning a period of economic growth, strict social policies, and isolation from foreign exchange for almost 300 years therefore allowing for a style of Japanese acupuncture to form.  -Akiko Kobayashi et al., in History and Progress of Japanese Acupuncture […]

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