Japanese Traditional & Modern Medicine

Though Japan has reached highly advancement in the technology, everyday experience of Japanese are permeated with cultural tradition which give direction and meaning to their life. Derived from ancient China some 1,500 years ago, traditional Japanese medicine evolved throughout history into a uniquely distinct form. Insiders will note the uniqueness of Japanese practice lies in palpation, a touch technique essential to diagnosis and treatment. Another characteristic of Japanese acupuncture is the shallow insertion of very fine needles using a guide tube to reduce pain. Hari-kyu is as much unique as it is effective in treating a wide array of ailments. From musculoskeletal complaints  such as  lower back pain and shoulder stiffness being the most common — to headaches and fertility issues, the practice has gained a foothold in less often used areas such as sports medicine, mental health and in terminal illnesses such as cancer. The healing art of hari-kyu has worked for more than 1,500 years and continues to evolve. Understanding that the Japanese practitioners continue  to change  in medicine and social development, drawing on the value of hari-kyu in positive ways without letting go of traditional theories. The main concept of treatment remains the same only the way they follow and procedure of the treatment varies.

  • Acupuncture and Moxibustion
  • Moxa
  • Qinghao
  • Rosy periwinkle

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