Therapies, massage treatments, counselling » Japanese acupuncture
There are a number of styles of acupuncture even in Japan including Meridian Therapy; Toyohari and Manaka Style, all of which are available at Millers Yard. Japanese methods of acupuncture differ from Chinese in a number of ways, the most obvious to patients being the needle techniques are generally speaking more gentle and less painful. Acupuncture was traditionally a profession for the blind in Japan, consequently there is a stronger emphasis on touch than other forms of acupuncture. A very important aspect of the treatment is the diagnosis, finding the correct fundamental imbalance in the person's body - this is known as finding the sho (pattern). Other treatment is supportive and works on specific symptoms but if the correct sho is treated then the results are expected to be more effective and longer lasting.