Images from the Beach

Greetings and Salutations, Yesterday I took some time out to go wandering on a deserted beach south of Byron Bay, NSW. Looming storm clouds and a very swift on-shore breeze ensured a sincere lack of humanity, timing was perfect as the rain started to belt down not long after returning to my … [Read more...]

Whales, Warriors, Lizards, Turkeys n Tasmanian’s in Rainbow Bay

G'Day, Very short literary post today, longer on the visual. My good friend, talented Acupuncturist  and radical Jersey boy, Andy Rosenfarb has put this site together to assist War veterans recover their health n well being. Please check it out. … [Read more...]

Japanese Acupuncture treatment to relieve the symptoms of adult onset Chickenpox

During the past week I have been fortunate enough to assist my eldest daughter, Naomi negotiate the associated symptoms of adult onset chickenpox. As you may know adult onset chickenpox can be extremely severe resulting in diabolical headaches, overwhelming lethargy, high fever, aches and pains in … [Read more...]

The Art of Japanese Acupuncture

It is exactly 2 weeks since my return from Ikeda sensei's clinic and I am only just beginning to get a sense of what I learned. At sensei's clinic in Imabari, Japan, conversation was at a premium, a direct result of my diabolical Japanese literacy levels. Ikeda sensei's teaching was almost … [Read more...]

World Acupuncture Journeys in Japan

Greetings and Salutations, Welcome to the next stage in my journey to Imabari, Japan to visit Masakazu Ikeda sensei in an effort to further develop my skill in and understanding of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture. Today I am posting the final images of my stay in Shin-Osaka and selected images … [Read more...]

World Acupuncture in Shin Osaka, Japan

G'Day from Downunda, Here a few more images of my visit to Japan. I stayed at the  'New Osaka Hotel' just a stones throw from Shin- Osaka station, where I eventually boarded the  'Shinkansen' to Okayama. A very reasonable rate of US$70 including breakfast was available through 'Hotel' … [Read more...]

World Acupuncture travels from Oz to Japan

Here a some images of my recent journey to Japan to visit Japanese master practitioner Masakazu Ikeda. Hope you enjoy ! Lotsa, Alan 'StarClass',  Japan keen patient Dan advised that I might upgrade at check in for A$250, after over an hour in the queue I thought it was a great idea. Northern … [Read more...]

Japanese Acupuncture with Masakazu Ikeda

Still in the throes of jetlag, I have decided to attempt to put the essence of my experience in Japan into words before I immerse myself in the editing of a plethora of images. I trust that the sensory perceptions received by me in the clinic of Japanese master acupuncturist Masakazu Ikeda sensei … [Read more...]

Japanese Acupuncture in Japan

Greetings and Salutations, After what has been an extremely busy week in clinic I am preparing to leave for Japan tomorrow morning. My visit to Imabari on the Island of Shikoku in Southern Japan to observe at Masakazu Ikeda sensei's clinic will be my first in 7 years and my anticipation grows by … [Read more...]

Why Traditional Japanese Acupuncture?

Greetings n Salutations, Here are some very good reasons why you might choose Japanese Acupuncture, as a patient and/or student. Two very different emails about the tradition of Acupuncture, one from a student and the other from a patient Whilst I am very grateful to be the  subject of their … [Read more...]