Japanese Acupuncture

Japanese Style of Acupuncture Doesn’t Hurt

Japanese acupuncturists produce needle stimulation, focusing on a specific acupuncture point or “active point.”  These points are a living phenomenon with changing natures and locations, so they are not a prescription of points found in referencing a textbook. The acupuncturist must have the sensitivity and palpation ability to detect the “active points.” Acupuncturists of the Japanese school put a great deal of weight upon finding these precise locations, which explains their ability to produce effective results without using deep needles or strong stimulation.

Japanese acupuncture treatments have been known to assist helping a range of complaints, including aggravated stress (fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression), localized pain (headache, knee pain, back pain), gastric problems (nausea, acid reflux, gastritis), trauma (sprains, strains, bruises) and even infertility. Traditional Japanese acupuncture is particularly suited to those who are uncomfortable with strong needle stimulus or are fatigued or otherwise weakened.  It is well-suited for pediatric treatments and can be done without the use of needles.

Lorraine H. Harris is trained in Traditional Japanese acupuncture. She employs the subtle diagnostic techniques and gentle needling styles of this branch of Oriental Medicine.