World Acupuncture 2009

I hope 2009 thus far has been as kind to you as it has too me.

Clinic has been busy and there seems to be a much more optimistic air about the place.


David, Adam,Andrew and Efrat,  day one clinic 2009.

The last three months of 2008 saw very little rideable surf and constant onshore winds battering the northern New South Wales and southern Queensland coastlines.

At Rainbow Bay in 2009 we have had almost 2 weeks of excellent waves and weather off the top shelf, beautiful clear days and offshore winds.

Here are just a few images, there were much larger waves but I was too busy working,  surfing or recreating too capture any images. These images were taken at Greenmount, Gold Coast, Australia late  in the evening.

img2009-01-05-172352_edit_blogLooking from Greenmount north to Surfers Paradise

img2009-01-05-172826_edit_blogA helmet can come in handy, especially when it gets crowded and random acts of madness occur.

img2009-01-05-173248_edit_blogSurfers going every which way

img2009-01-05-173253_edit_blogStokin the fires, an eloquent statement fo sho.

img2009-01-05-173446_01_edit_blogLaid back on lil one.

img2009-01-05-173847_edit_blogA nice set of waves n a seagull enjoying the view.

img2009-01-05-174405_edit_blogWaiting, just a few of the crew.

img2009-01-05-175345_edit_blogSame crew, waiting is over.

img2009-01-05-175922_edit_blogSnapper Rocks and Rainbow Bay

img2009-01-05-182412_edit_blogLooked up on the way home

I trust that you too have been able to thoroughly enjoy the lush beginnings of a new year and this e-mail finds you relaxed and rejuvenated, ready for the challenges that lie ahead.

Many patients have asked me whether I treat myself, the answer in a nutshell is yes, however the range of treatments I can perform on myself are somewhat limited by the length of my arms and my subsequent inability to reach some of the vital points on the back.

Due to many hours of paddling in the surf my right shoulder, damaged in a nasty motor vehicle accident 18 months ago, started playing up, pain and weakness being the main symptoms.

On Sunday night whilst cricketer David Warner was smashing a majestic 89 off a test series winning South African pace bowling attack I kicked back on my lounge suite and proceeded to poke and prod my shoulder, upper arm and forearm to locate the specific points of blockage.

I inserted needles in the appropriate places and contented with the entertainment provided so kindly by David Warner gently stimulated said needles.

Without question, as a result of my self treatment I was in much better shape for my early morning surf on Monday and excellent surf it was.

I don’t often treat myself but the ability to do so has aided and abetted my health and well-being on a number of occasions.

Like most of us I tend to hold back on looking after myself, however the positive outcome that I experienced as a result of my self treatment has inspired me to be more consistent in this department in 2009.

This year I will be preparing a series of videos explaining some of the intricacies of Traditional Acupuncture for the consumer, these videos will be available to members of and I will be doing my best to make them suitable for circulation to your patients.
I trust that these videos will help to answer many of the questions that I and no doubt you, have been asked about how acupuncture works.

Kind Regards,

I am leaving for New Zealand tomorrow afternoon Sat. 17th Jan. and returning on Tuesday, February 3rd. There will be no posts from me until then as I will be computer free n easy

It seems like yesterday that I was last in the land of the long white cloud, however in reality it has been two years since I last visited this scenic wonderland.

I look forward to my 26th year in practice with relish and I thank you for reading this post.

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.


  1. Great photos, looks like you had a lot of fun! Looking forward to seeing your acupuncture video series.

  2. I love your photos. Thank you for the information

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