Japanese Acupuncture Workshop Report

Last weekend’s Japanese Acupuncture workshop was a great pleasure for me to present.

Bridging the Gap between TCM and Japanese Acupuncture workshop participants .

The enthusiasm and attention of the participants was beautifully complemented by the unique surrounds of the Australia Bush, a very pleasant, well appointed conference room plus excellent catering for our delicious morning and afternoon teas/coffee.

The sounds of the incredibly varied bird-life was complemented on Sunday morning by the amazing, meditational movement through music of vibrational notoriety by Mister Matt Coldrick, or Pan Electric, Matt’s performing and recording title.

It was our great pleasure to have such moments of musical bliss to kick off the day.

To find out what you missed musically please click on the following link http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/music-for-a-busy-head/id78439275 well worth a listen and a superb adjunct to this workshop, in fact to any clinical setting.

A great environment in which to present this the first in the workshop series,  ”Bridging the Gap between TCM and Japanese Acupuncture”.

I believe that we achieved our fundamental objective of demonstrating both the similarities and dissimilarities of these apparently different schools of acupuncture that share exactly the same source.

For the first 12 years of my acupuncture career I practiced TCM acupuncture with some success.

Sadly the ability to refine and develop my clinical skills was very limited.

Personal issues, geographical isolation and precious few workshops with any practical demonstration or treatment, almost all of the workshops in the 80′ and early 90’s were totally theoretical and the only advancement I was able to make in my clinical skills was a result of successful and not so successful treatment outcomes.

Not such a bad way to learn but oh so slow.

I had absolutely no idea whatsoever of the refinement possible in my practical skills and the subsequent power that could be harnessed using Traditional Acupuncture with increased awareness.

25 years on and my extensive clinical experience has convinced me that as a practitioner of Traditional Acupuncture, specifically that refined by the Japanese, I have access to one of the most powerful natural medicines on the planet.

With a history of conviction and belief based firmly on my clinical experience it was not difficult to summon much passion in my delivery, in spite of suffering from niggling invasion of pathogenic cold.

I cannot speak highly enough of the participants, their focus and energy provided me with much inspiration.

A huge thanks to all!

From events such as this workshop, the first in a series of workshops focusing on ‘Bridging the Gap between TCM and Japanese Acupuncture’ and Junji Mizutani’s moxibustion workshop next weekend I draw great heart for the future of this extraordinary healing modality.

There is definitely something to be said for a gathering of like-minded individuals under one roof generating an awesome amount of positive energy.

DVDs and episodic video recordings of the workshop will be available through http://worldacupuncture.com in the very near future.

The next workshop in the series ‘Bridging the Gap Between TCM and Japanese Acupuncture’ will be held in PRAGUE on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd October 2010.

http://worldacupuncture.com is fast building a deep vault of Japanese acupuncture instructional videos, as a member you will  have access to these videos, our forum to ask any questions you like regarding the practice of Japanese Acupuncture and in addition, you will join a growing global network of likeminded students and practitioners.

Countries represented by our members include, UK, USA, Canada, Thailand, Czech Republic, Holland, NZ,  Ireland, Ukraine, Denmark, France, Mexico and Malta.

On that extremely optimistic note, I bid you sayonara from a wintry Rainbow Bay, where we are doing it tough, it’s 22.5°C air temperature and 20°C water temperature.

Wishing you abundant prosperity through practice,



Hope you enjoy the images and remember the video is on the way.

Adam caught red handed with his fingers in the Gold Moxa pie

Participants broke up into smaller practical groups

Ready to Rock n Roll

Nick demonstrating one handed needle loading

Andre demonstrating one handed needle loading

Efrat demonstrating one handed needle loading

Andrew demonstrating one handed needle loading

Adam, yes you guessed it, demonstrating one handed needle loading

Andre busts the photographer at the point of impact

Rice Grain Moxibustion Training

Ther were 5 separate groups for practical instruction

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  http://www.Worldacupuncture.com

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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