Japanese Acupuncture,Meridian Therapy preferred by elite tennis professional

A warm welcome, especially to our Japanese Acupuncture/ Meridian Therapy/ Traditional Acupuncture colleagues ensconced in the depth of a freezing cold winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

It has taken me some time to get into gear for 2010.

The latter part of our spring and the first part of summer saw Rainbow Bay buffeted by unrelenting onshore winds and we were all but surf less for almost 10 weeks.

However, I’m absolutely delighted to report that since the 1st January we have seen some pretty constant offshore winds, presenting us with some pristine surfing conditions.

Last Wednesday was the highlight when I gorged myself on head high waves and a number of 200 m rides.

Along with the socializing often equated with our summer holiday season, the lush surfing conditions made tying myself to a desk and writing well-nigh impossible, my apologies.

To make up for my erroneous ways I have included a few images taken yesterday and this morning of Rainbow Bay in today’s blog post.

I hope you enjoy.

Sailing at Rainbow Bay, Australia

The View from my balcony at Rainbow Bay, Australia

Rainbow Bay, Gold Coast, Australia

Rainbow Bay, Gold Coast, Australia

Nothing like a bit of Didgeridoo to brighten up an already splendid morning

Nothing like a bit of Didgeridoo to brighten up an already splendid morning

Beachgoers lapping up the sun at Rainbow Bay

Local surf instructor Davo and assistant preparing for another busy day

Japanese Acupuncture/Meridian Therapy preferred by Elite Tennis professional

In clinic last week Olga, a talented Ukrainian professional tennis player in town for the Brisbane lead up tournaments to the Australia open came into see me for Japanese acupuncture treatment.

By way of history she had received three Japanese acupuncture treatments about the same time last year.

Obviously she enjoyed the experience and derived some benefit from her treatment.

Olga lamented the lack of practitioners of similar style acupuncture on the world tennis circuit.

As a result I have  undertaken to refer her to appropriate colleagues in the relevant cities in which I have a connection.

So far we have the Prague, Tokyo, New York and San Diego tournaments covered.

If you or someone you know practices Japanese acupuncture/Meridian therapy and the WTP world tour will be visiting your/their city at some time in 2010, http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tournaments/Event-Calendar.aspx , please email me alanatworldacupuncturedotcom and in turn I will send Olga your contact details.

Olga’s Treatment

Due in the main to the incredibly intense training regime and tournament schedule Olga adheres to, her symptoms and pulse I diagnosed her as Liver deficiency and used a Liv.8 – Ki.10 Root treatment, shunting GB.34.

In conjunction with her inherited constitution, a blending of lung, liver and kidney deficiencies, Olga naturally tends towards liver deficiency as a result of the extraordinary athletic effort required to become an elite tennis player, a sport that involves an unbelievable amount of intense running especially at the professional level.

The variations in the hardness of the surfaces upon which she trains and plays exact a severe toll upon her reserves of energy and her body’s cooling system, which according to traditional thinking is the primary responsibility of the Kidney complex.

It would be difficult to argue that the Kidney energy also plays a vital role in the harmonious function of the liver, enabling the liver to thoroughly cleanse the blood thus enhancing recovery from intense activity and literally preventing a meltdown.

Constant legwork during training plus an arduously regular competition places a huge load on three leg yin meridians contributing enormously to the load placed primarily on the Kidney and Liver Meridians.

In addition to the more internal workings of the Kidney and Bladder, the meridians are adjacent to each other at the insertion of the Achilles tendon on the heel.

Olga’s left Achilles tendon was the most adversely affected and palpation revealed areas around Ki.9, Sp.9 and the gallbladder meridian on the upper leg were exceptionally tender and tight.

After addressing the constitutional deficiencies via the root treatment I inserted the indicated back-shu points including ondan or moxa needle applied to BL.23.

Significant points of tenderness around the insertion of the Achilles tendon were located and either needles or rice grain moxibustion applied.

I also closely examined her lower legs for indurations and treated accordingly.

Olga specifically stated that no other treatment that she had come across was anywhere near as effective as Japanese Acupuncture/Meridian therapy including the use of cortisone and anti-inflammatory medication.

No more need be said!

We appreciate your interest and take your commitment to ‘Exploring the Art of Acupuncture’ seriously, having said that we are practitioners and students of Traditional Acupuncture first and foremost.

Our shortcomings in technology are many, we know we have a lot of room for improvement at http://worldacupuncture.com and will make every effort to continue to do so throughout 2010.

Kind regards,
Please feel free to ask questions and give feedback any time, thank you.


Here are the latest updates for http://worldacupuncture.com

Our Chief Videographer, Andrew Beencke, is representing in China for the World Acupuncture Crew!

You can find the first of his reports here:

A Meridian Therapist in China, Week 1: Love at First Bite


Other  video updates for members this January include:

7/1/10: VIDEO: Super-Superficial Needle Technique: Japanese Acupuncture Skills Training.

Takashi Furure has studied acupuncture extensively in Japan and is a highly skilled practitioner. In this video, he demonstrates a super-superficial insertion technique.

14/1/10: VIDEO: Japanese Acupuncture Treatment for Fatigue, Poor Appetite: Part 1.

http://www.worldacupuncture.com/members/197.cfm Note: This link will only become active on 14/1/10.

Alan treats a student for fatigue and poor appetite. Japanese acupuncture is particularly effective for these common problems. In this video, Alan demonstrates the use of foot pulses to differentiate between Spleen and Kidney deficiency. First of two videos.

21/01/10: VIDEO: Glandular Fever Sequelae: Theory and Treatment in Japanese Acupuncture: Part 5.

http://www.worldacupuncture.com/members/195.cfm Note: This link will only become active on 21/1/10.

The fifth and final video in our Glandular Fever series. Further indepth theoretical discussion of treatment strategies is contained within!

28/1/10: VIDEO: Japanese Acupuncture Treatment for Fatigue, Poor Appetite: Part 2.

http://www.worldacupuncture.com/members/198.cfm Note: This link will only become active on 28/1/10.

Second and final video in this series. There is an interesting discussion of the various kinds of Yang deficiency syndromes and a demonstration of scatter needling. There is also an unusual root treatment.

You are welcome to enjoy this month’s videos! On behalf of the World Acupuncture Crew, I sincerely wish that this last year of the decade is a prosperous one for you all.

Kind Regards,


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 more than 40 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.

Join him in Exploring the Art of Acupuncture in the 21st century at

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. tennisboddselbow says

    hi just want to know if you can actually post tennis stuff in here.

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