Stephen Brown’s Inspirational Japanese Acupuncture workshop

Stephen Brown’s inspirational Japanese Acupuncture workshop is still fresh in my mind.

Stephen Brown demonstrates the Art of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture

Stephen Brown demonstrates the Art of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture to a Captive Audience

The Walkabout Creek function center deep in the hills in pristine eucalyptus forest country northwest of Brisbane, a magical location discovered by eminent traditional acupuncturist/herbalist, East Asian medicine educator and now successful workshop convener, Greg Bantick was a superb venue for this groundbreaking Japanese Acupuncture workshop.

In conjunction with John Thompson, veteran Brisbane Traditional Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine practitioner, long time convener and supporter of Japanese acupuncture workshops in Australia, they persuaded the translator of Shudo Denmei’s beautiful books, Japanese Classical Acupuncture: Introduction to Meridian Therapy and Finding Effective Acupuncture Points

Mr. Stephen Brown presented a beautifully integrated Japanese Acupuncture workshop, effectively communicating with and demonstrating to a captivated audience including undergraduate students with absolutely no experience of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture and experienced practitioners of this highly refined East Asian medical art.

His eloquent treatments were absolute testimony to the fact that Stephen Brown walks the talk!

Using his vast shiatsu/bodywork experience in conjunction with Traditional Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion skills honed by more than 25 years of clinical practice, Stephen inspired us with beautifully crafted treatment demonstrations.

His obvious Japanese Acupuncture and moxibustion skills were complemented by extraordinary palpation skills, acute sensory awareness, tactile finesse and energetic empathy.

Stephen Brown gathering meditative poise whilst adminstering Japanese Acupuncture

Stephen Brown gathering meditative poise whilst administering Japanese Acupuncture treatment

BIG gratitude to Stephen ‘The Liberator‘  Brown for taking the time and making the effort to come on down under to share his invaluable clinical acumen and unique insights into the practice of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture!

Very happy attendees at Stephen Brown's 'Explorations in Merian Therapy Workshop

Some of the very happy attendees at Stephen Brown's 'Explorations in Meridian Therapy' Workshop

To Greg Bantick and John Thompson for putting their shoulder to the wheel and their heads on the block to make this watershed event in Traditional Japanese Acupuncture education down under a reality, our heartfelt thanks

Their effort and commitment to the development of our skill and understanding in the East Asian medical art/sciences of Traditional Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine is truly inspirational.

All the best in life and practice,

Alan Jansson


World Acupuncture uncovered some  unique perspectives about Traditional Acupuncture when we talked with these eminent practitioner/educators in 3 state of the art interviews.

Stephen Brown, Greg Bantick and John Thompson, with a cumulative clinic experience of over 75 years discussed their clinical background, unique perspectives on the current state of Traditional Acupuncture, East Asian Medicine and the future potential of our ancient medicine in the West.

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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.

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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.


  1. Takashi Furue says

    Yes, that work shop was great. I have been reading Shudo sensei’s text books lately but it is sometimes really hard to picture how these techniques should be done. Brown sensei’s seminer involved a lot of demonstration and hands on practice. They gave me clear and deeper understanding of Meridian therapy. I really want to say thank to Brown sensei, Greg Bantic, John Thompson and everyone who were involved to this work shop.

    Takashi Furue

  2. i would love to go to one of this work shops. I have heard they are the best I’m starting to read about acupuncture and is a really interesting subject. Will be really interested in going to a local work shop to learn more about it!

    • Hi Jose,
      Stephen Brown is most definitely an excellent practitioner/teacher of Japanese Acupuncture/Meridian Therapy.
      Not sure re your location when you say local but suggest this link may help you to find our more about what Stephen Brown is up to. , he is a great advocate of this journal, writes many articles and is an Associate editor.
      They should also be able to help you regards Stephens schedule.
      Kind Regards,

  3. Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture are first and foremost a preventive type of medicine. It is lack of information that makes people wait until it is to late to prevent disease. We are not in tune with our own bodies, and we pay dearly for it. I believe that the way Chinese medicine looks at health can help give us a better hold on the prevention aspects of Medicine. Chinese herbal medicine is one of the great herbal systems of the world, with an unbroken tradition going back to the 3rd century BC. Yet throughout its history it has continually developed in response to changing clinical conditions, and has been sustained by research into every aspect of its use. This process continues today with the development of modern medical diagnostic techniques and knowledge.

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