Japanese Acupuncture helps 8 months pregnant patient overcome debilitating stomach virus

Jackie contacted me last Thursday, almost 8 months pregnant with her 3rd child she had contracted a debilitating virus that was causing constant diarrhea and nausea.

She had been suffering from with this potentially dangerous condition since the previous Sunday, unable to keep fluids or solids on board she was becoming increasingly dehydrated in spite of her best efforts to compensate by ingesting extra quantities of these essential elements.

The situation was delicate to say the least, especially in light of her being in the latter stages of her pregnancy and being sleep deprived as a result of her constant diarrhea.

As a long standing patient she had experienced many successful outcomes for a vast variety of health issues in the previous 5 years, as such she had no reservations about the potential of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture to help her to recover.

Upon questioning it became increasingly obvious she was suffering from what we know in Traditional Japanese Acupuncture as Spleen Deficiency Yang Deficiency syndrome.

Using a silver needle with a very light superficial insertion I tonified the Spleen and Pericardium meridians via the points Sp.3 – Pe.7 in addition to tonifying the Stomach meridian via ST.36.

The insertion depth for all these points was no more than 1 mm and there was absolutely  no mechanical stimulation of the needles whatsoever.

This root treatment was followed by insertion of the back shu points Bl.14 – 18 – 23 – 58 and 9 cones of tonifying tonetskyu/rice grain moxibustion was applied to the points Bl.20 and GV.3 (Du.3).

After treatment was performed on my way back from clinic I was served a delicious meal and some fine wine before arriving home at 11pm.

Definitely a long day at the coal face.

Next day Jackie let me know that the diarrhea had completely stopped and she was left with slight nausea only.

I remain astounded regarding the efficacy of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture and it is experiences such as the above that continue to inspire me in my efforts to communicate this efficacy to those interested in continuing to refine their practice of acupuncture and assist their patients in an optimum fashion.

All the Best,


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.


  1. I practice a different style of acupuncture, but have always been fascinated by the Japanese technique. Such great affects achieved through such minimal insertion and manipulation prove how subtle the human energetic body really is!

    • Thanks heaps for your inspirational comment David.
      The longer I practice the more I realize what an extra ordinary organism we are.
      Awareness of the energetic potential and openness to the subtle nature of Qi/Ki are obviously foremost in your clinical mind.
      Great stuff, please feel free to join us as we continue to ‘Explore the Art of Acupuncture in the 21st Century at http://www.worldacupuncture.com
      It would be excellent to have you aboard.
      Wishing you much prosperity,

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