I opened the clinic in 1990. People used to ask me what we do here
and I answered “We do acupuncture.” And their next reaction
was “What is that?!” Acupuncture was not so popular
at that time. I explained that acupuncture is an Asian Medicine
that heals your body by poking needles on your body. Even then,
people in California loved new things. They were very curious about
this unfamiliar medicine and eager to try it out. I still can recall
their excitement as if they met an Asian Mystery.
In a couple of years since then, a famous TV program and Insurance
Health Bureau in the government invested the budget and announced
their research. Acupuncture was getting popular with the public.
Nowadays, there are many people who have experienced acupuncture.
Acupuncture heals sickness by raising the natural healing power
of the body. Thus, the ordinary life style (e.g. eating habit, exercise)
should be taken seriously when you do acupuncture.
The body has twelve main therapeutic points and small pressure
points, and activating the flow of those points will help internal
organs to function well.
Our clinic handles Chinese medicine, Acupressure, Massage (Thai
style, foot therapeutic points), and etc. They will also help to
raise the function and immunity of the whole body and make the body
About Japanese Style Acupuncture
Japanese needle is so much thinner than Chinese needle. Thus, you
feel almost no pain. In Japanese style acupuncture, the skin surface
is poked frequently and it improves the balance of the subtle energy.
The needle is very slender. Electricity is flowing on the body surface
and such a shallow needle as Japanese needle may gain minus ion
of the body and reduce active oxygen (the origin of fatigue). Also
may improve Endorphin (painkiller stronger that morphine) in the
It is the massage that Mr. Namikoshi started about fifty years ago
in Japan. You will have the same effect that you get from acupuncture
by pressing the therapeutic point. It also relaxes muscles and is
very effective against stiff neck, back pain, and improving general
It is a unique therapy that combines stretching, assisting yoga
postures, and massaging the muscles, tendons, pressure points, and
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