Books on Japanese acupuncture (according to Matsumoto/Euler/Birch)
The Japanese acupuncture differs by the acupuncture needle, penetration depth and stimulation of Chinese acupuncture. Matsumoto’s, Clinical Strategies, Birch’s Haradiagnosis or Wernicke’s Shonishin show why. For introduction to the meridian therapy is the book by Shudo Denmei, of which there are also some instructional videos about the Japanese acupuncture. Japanese acupuncture differs in many characteristics from Chinese herbal medicine. The needles are thinner, painless embroidery techniques thanks to a guide tube, as well as subtle moxa techniques and the finest moxa herb. Especially through the palpation of the meridians, the points and the abdominal wall is trying to understand the language of the body. The Korean Handankupunktur also offers many advantages, here are all points on hand represented. There are no risks of organ injury as in classical acupuncture. The hand is quick and easy to reach. Hand and nail massages can also be used. This is also an ideal method for self-treatment and easy to learn. Korean manual acupuncture has three stages of therapy. First, the painful body is searched on the hand and treated directly, this is the correspondence therapy. In the second stage, the three heaters (upper, middle and lower heaters) are regulated, this is the basic therapy to balance the abdomen, nervous system and lumbar area accordingly. The third stage is the organ level, here we are acupuncture the acupuncture points directly on the meridians during the body acupuncture. The origin of the Korean hand acupuncture (KHT) was born in 1971 by the Korean acupuncture doctor Dr. med. Yoo Tae-Woo developed. He discovered by chance that bodily functions and suffering can be influenced by stimulating appropriate points on the hands. Today, KHT is an internationally established therapy method in South Korea and is taught at universities across the country. In each hand, all meridians with their approx. 360 points are duplicated. Not only the position of the meridians corresponds to the body meridians, but also the selection of the points follows the same criteria as with the body acupuncture.