Daniel Kowalski uses Japanese Acupuncture and Breaks 3 World Records

One week ago retired Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze medalist, Daniel Kowalski broke 3 world records at the Australian Masters Swimming titles.


In this post we have a video interview with Daniel and I have provided
a little of his successful history with Traditional Japanese

In late 1998 Daniel presented including suffering from a severely compromised immune system.

When competing in swimming meets where he would contest the 200 m,
400 m and 1500 m events Daniel was all too frequently suffering from chronic sinusitis, headaches, severe lethargy and malaise, definitely not the ideal state to successfully achieve his goal of competing in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

To cut a long story short, Daniel commenced a regular treatment regime of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture
that resulted in him regaining robust good health thus allowing him to
train and compete successfully at the level required to qualify.

Daniel was also suffering from severe wear and tear of both shoulders that eventually required surgical intervention to repair.

The bottom line is that in the three years  he attended clinic he did not suffer from any illness, a far cry from the repeated health dilemmas that he had suffered  previously.

A decade later and Daniel is once again competing albeit at the Masters games rather than at  Olympic level.

This year the Australian Masters swimming was held in Brisbane, Australia.

Daniel now resides in Melbourne and at my behest had been receiving
regular Traditional Japanese Acupuncture treatment from my erstwhile
colleague Katsuhiko Okuma.

With the help of Okuma sensei his preparation had been excellent and
when he presented in clinic last Thursday week he was in excellent
shape, apart from a painful lower back.

This made my job a lot easier.

Daniel requested Traditional Japanese Acupuncture treatment to optimize his energy levels and resolve his lower back discomfort thus providing him with sufficient fuel in the tank to once again compete successfully.

I performed a Spleen deficiency root treatment utilizing the points Pe 7 and Sp 3 to build his core energy reserves and shunted the gall bladder meridian utilizing the point GB 40 to enhance the distribution of this energy to his limbs.

I also utilized the relevant back shu points, rice grain moxibustion (Tonetskyu) on the lower back and performed scatter needling throughout his neck and shoulders

The following video is an interview that was conducted last Saturday week after he had broken the world record in the 800 m freestyle event for his age group in Masters swimming by a massive 8 seconds.

After this interview I performed a similar treatment to the one that
he had received on Thursday morning and that afternoon he went on to
break the 400 m freestyle world record for his age group in Masters swimming  by an unbelievable 7 seconds.

On the Sunday Daniel raced in the 200 m freestyle and you guessed it, he broke the world record in this event also.

His remarkable performance showed that his awesome competitive
spirit continued to burn brightly and his confidence in the ability of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture to enhance his sporting performance was most definitely reflected in his outstanding results.

Alan Jansson is an internationally recognized teacher and practitioner of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture.  For well over a decade, independent of and in conjunction with Masakazu Ikeda sensei and Edward Obaidey, Alan has presented, convened and hosted in the vicinity of 30 Traditional Japanese Acupuncture workshops in Australia, New Zealand and USA. Driven by a strong desire to promote the consumer friendly nature, clinical efficacy and potency of Meridian Based Traditional Japanese Acupuncture, Alan is a staunch advocate of practically based workshops and draws upon his 25 years clinical experience and 14 years post and undergraduate teaching in a concerted effort to lift the bar globally in the clinical application of this most amazing medical art.

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About Alan

Alan Jansson is an internationally recognized teacher and practitioner of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture. As a staunch advocate of practically based workshops, Alan draws upon his 35 years clinical experience and 23 years post and undergraduate teaching. Alan has presented, convened and hosted more than 70 Traditional Japanese Acupuncture workshops in Australia, Europe, and USA.


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