What is Japanese Style Acupuncture? Japanese style acupuncture uses a gentler technique and even thinner needles. Japanese acupuncture diagnostic assessments include feeling the abdomen, back, and other pulses along the meridian system. In traditional Chinese medicine, meridians are paths in which the life energy known as “qi” flows.
Japanese Style acupuncture is completely different from traditional styles of acupuncture. The main differences between Japanese acupuncture and traditional Chinese style acupuncture are that Japanese style acupuncture uses smaller and thinner needles. Japanese also use metal or plastic tubes in order to guide the needles into the skin which helps with increasing accuracy and reducing pain. Japanese acupuncture practitioners rely more on touch than sight to decide entry points for the needles.
If you are looking for a practitioner who specializes in Japanese Style Acupuncture, you have come to the right place. Dr. Ye and her team at Juntendo Clinic are experts in Japanese acupuncture. Give us a call today at (847) 290-8339 to schedule an appointment.