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Japanese Acupuncture: “How is it different?”

Japanese style Acupuncture is more gentle than Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques. After practicing Traditional Chinese acupuncture for more than ten years, I began to study Japanese style acupuncture. Its techniques are gentler and uses gentle palpation to find the cause of the problem.  These gentle treatments are more individualized according to the  health pattern. Instead […]

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Shakujyu Therapy Seminar

The Annual Seminar of Shakujyu Therapy Introduction Reprinted and revised from NAJOM September 2008 By Cynthia Quattro P.A., DAOM, L.Ac. The summer of 2008, I attended the 5th annual Shakujyu Therapy seminar. It was held at the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) in Newton, Massachusetts. Shoji Kobayashi Sensei, the founder of Shakujyu therapy, generously […]

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Arthritis and acupuncture

Arthritis is not just a single disease; it is a complex disorder involving multiple organ systems. Two of the most common forms of arthritis are categorized as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. While these two forms of arthritis have very different causes, risk factors and effects on the body, they share a common symptom — persistent […]

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