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Japanese Acupuncture

Acupuncture is largely associated with China, rather than Japan, although there have obviously been many cultural links between the two regions, particularly in terms of medicine for several millennia. Acupuncture is essentially the insertion of small needles into the skin at specific points, in order to achieve a variety of results.

The differences between Japanese and Chinese acupuncture

In modern terms however, although Japanese style acupuncture can be considered a sub-branch of acupuncture in general, there are a few specific differences from traditional Chinese acupuncture which are worthy of note:

  • Japanese acupuncture styles usually are much more specific about which stimulation points to use for specific problems, compared to the usual Chinese practise of treating the whole body system in order to treat the problem in question.
  • The Japanese style practitioners are generally much more precise at locating the acupuncture points, believing that this precision can increase the effects with less actual needle usage. The Chinese view is more weighted towards thinking that the lack of side effects of the application of acupuncture needles mean that more is generally better, especially when the exact causes of the problem are not completely clear. The two techniques are shown to be generally equally effective, much in the way comparing a pistol shot with a shotgun blast is largely unimportant if you are standing in front.
  • Japanese practitioners use a wider range of additional techniques than the majority of traditional Chinese acupuncturists, including magnetic therapy and the use of different metal blunt needles without actual skin penetration for example. There is a widely used hammer technique, loosely related to acupressure which is used often in conjunction with needle based therapy.
  • The Japanese style often relies on continuous monitoring of a patient’s pulse and other vital signs at all stages during the treatment, whereas the Chinese method is more likely to only concentrate on these before beginning treatment, and right at the end.

The commonality between Chinese and Japanese styles

Despite these basic differences, the two disciplines of acupuncture are very closely linked, with little research showing significant advantages of one over the other. Those people who wish to try acupuncture but are extremely sceptical, especially in a scientific way might find Japanese acupuncture more convincing than Chinese techniques, although the Japanese style is generally slightly more expensive so it may not be ideal for a patient who is merely experimenting with acupuncture.

Western combinatory techniques

There are currently many more western practitioners adopting acupuncture as an additional skill to compliment western medicine, and these doctors tend to combine elements of Chinese and Japanese methods more than traditional acupuncturists from those actual countries may do. If in doubt, you could try both disciplines and a combined technique, and make the comparison for yourself.

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