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 words, it is Traditional  Acupuncture and my many teachers, colleagues, students and most importantly patients to which their thanks should be redirected.

I am deeply appreciative to be considered a senior practitioner of this extra ordinary ancient healing art and I am especially grateful to Masakazu Ikeda sensei and Edward Obaidey for opening  the door to the Pandoras Box of  deft traditional acupuncture and moxibustion skills required to deliver potent, painless treatments and for making the ancient classical texts accessible and clinically relevant to me and many, many others.
The first of the letters is from my student Andrew, he of velly fast hand and agile mind and the second is from  Jeff, whom, like many others has been struggling to maintain a physical, mental and emotional balance in the final part of the first decade of this millennium.

First Email from honorable student:

Morning Alan,

Hope you’ve wet the skin in the surf already this morning and managed to evade (in true  ninja fashion) those troublesome rope traps.

‘Twas great to work with you again on Saturday and i’m really looking forward to the year ahead in clinic.

I’ll take this opportunity to say thank you.

Firstly, for quenching my great thirst for knowledge, experience and skills in acupuncture over the last 6 months.  I feel like I’ve gone from floating in the middle of an ocean in a dingy with one paddle to being the captain (well… maybe deck hand) of a Collins Class Submarine.  Thank you.

Secondly, and probable even more so, for demonstrating your own passion and enthusiasm for thish incredibly potent and delicate art we are learning. Seeing how much joy and excitement your work brings to your life was the final grain of sand that has sent me tumbling down the side of the mountain into a lifetime of dedication… there’s no looking back now.  Thank you.

In other words… Cheers Alan!

Arigato gozaimasu sensei.

Humble Student, Part time Ninja and Strewbie enthusiast


Second Email from very honorable patient:

Hi Alan,

Thanks for the email!

2008 was a tough year with the economic climate biting into the luxury market that I work in.

On a personal side though it was a year of growth, being my first year as a married man, complete with all the wonderful changes it brought me.

In addition, after slight coercion from Hayley I made a move from Osteopathy to your world of acupuncture and I must say this has been one of the most rewarding experiences of 2008.

I have struggled with many back and neck issues for 3 to 4 years priorpain and playing golf with extreme discomfort. and I was sick of waking up and complaining of pain, surfing then complaining of

It has taken 6 months of your care and treatment but I can now say that I have an ever improving quality of life and much greater happiness.

Thank you!!!!!!

Hayley and I have committed a portion of our income to better health in 2009 and you will remain as a major source of support and interest as we both believe in your techniques and treatment.

I believe I am at about 80% with regards to back and neck strength, however I also wish to improve my intestinal strength as I suffer quite a lot here when pressure or emotional concerns arise.

Hayley is my world and her health and happiness are my main priorities. I can only be at my best if I am completely strong throughout.

I am getting there and I thank you dearly for the role you play in my drive for greater strength internally and externally!

See you tomorrow!




Please peruse these select images of the Nelson Lakes and Karamea coastline, at the Northern end of the Southern most Shaky Isle.

img2009-01-24-115517_edit_blog1If walls could tell stories?

img2009-01-24-160142_edit_blog1Lake Rotoiti

img2009-01-24-125123_edit_blogEncourages many types of aquatic activity

img2009-01-24-173338_edit_editPlaying to the beat of a very different drum

img2009-01-24-124616_edit_blog1Succinctly Succulent

img2009-01-24-173649_edit_blogHard Yakka beckons



img2009-01-25-121147_edit_blogGranity Library

img2009-01-25-121631_edit_blogPerfect place for a picnic lunch

img2009-01-25-162538_edit_blogDitto for Dinner


img2009-01-25-184756_edit_blogOne second, one hundred sandflies, home sweet home !

img2009-01-26-055142_edit_blogKohaihai Morning Mist

img2009-01-26-064045_edit_blogThe odd Nikau palm

img2009-01-26-073703_edit_blogLast or first part of the world famous Heaphy Track

img2009-01-26-074611_edit_blogThe end of the road

img2009-01-26-081841_edit_blogFollow this track for 4 days and you will get to the other end

img2009-01-26-083247_edit_blogWest Coast magic

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 in the vicinity of 30 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.


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