Japanese Acupuncture is a very gentle form of acupuncture which has been practised and developed in Japan. The theories of Acupuncture originally came from China, but the Japanese have developed their own style of treatment which is more subtle and highly effective for a wide range of disorders of the body.
In Japanese Acupuncture, the focus is placed more on the abdomen (or 'Hara' in Japanese), and therefore palpation of the abdomen is the very heart of this. A hands-on approach to diagnosis involves gentle abdominal and channel palpation, along with examination of the pulse. Positive changes can be felt through these feedback mechanisms and improvement to symptoms experienced during the treatment.