About - Japanese Meridian Therapy

Japanese Meridian Therapy is a unique style of acupuncture based on the Chinese Classics. Developed by blind acupuncturists in Japan in the 1700’s, it relies on a highly refined sensitivity to Ki energy, making use of non-insertive and “touch” needling techniques. Diagnosis is made primarily from presenting signs in the pulse and abdomen, and along the meridians of the arms and legs.

The root of these treatments is in working to balance the five elements and their corresponding organ systems. By tonification of the main deficiencies and removing blockages in the flow of Ki within the body, the whole person is balanced and strengthened. The idea is that by first applying treatment to the entire person any symptom will be more likely to be alleviated and not return. When Ki flows freely through the meridians, the body is balanced and healthy, but when the energy becomes blocked, stagnated or weakened, it can result in pain and illness.

Traditional Japanese Acupuncture is particularly suited to those who are uncomfortable with strong needle stimulus.

Hand crafted silver needles and other tools are touched to points using gentle techniques, rather than strong stimulation all the patient usually feels is deep and profound relaxation. When needles are retained, they are placed at a very shallow depth and left in a much shorter time than most typical acupuncture treatments. These light techniques are one of the main differences between Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture.