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Toyohari is a method of acupuncture derived from classical Chinese medical knowledge. It is a gentle yet dynamic treatment using very fine needles and specialised needle techniques, many of which are non-insertive. This ability to influence the flow of the energy (or qi) using such subtle techniques is characteristic of Toyohari.

Toyohari was developed in Japan by blind practitioners as a style of Meridian Therapy acupuncture. For the past four hundred years, visually-impaired practitioners have played a major role in the more recent development of acupuncture in Japan. As a result, there is a strong emphasis on palpation and feeling the quality of the energy (or qi) that flows through the meridian system, as well as a continuing refinement of extremely delicate techniques. The Toyohari Association in Japan ensures that Toyohari acupuncture is a living tradition where diagnostic and treatment techniques are continuously being re-examined and evaluated in the context of the twenty-first century.

Since the treatment is pain-free and less invasive than other forms of acupuncture, it is particularly suited to children and to those who are wary of needles. Like acupuncture, Toyohari can treat all sorts of health conditions, but there are specific treatments for neck and shoulder problems unique to this approach.

Sourced from: UK Toyohari Acupuncture

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