Treatment Method: Palpation Based Acupuncture

Benefits of Palpation Based Acupuncture

1) The palpatory methods in this style of acupuncture offer the practitioner an instant measure as to the diagnosis and the effectiveness of the treatment choices. Both the acupuncturist and the patient have instant feedback as to how well the treatment is working because once a point combination is selected and treated, the reflection zones that were used for diagnosis are less painful.  

2) This Style acupuncture combines classical Chinese medical principles with modern pathophysiology in a way that facilitates the understanding and brings out the best in both.  

3) Within the treatment methods used in this style of acupuncture, there is a technique suitable for any patient. As a rule the needling methods are shallow and virtually painless, using the smallest gauge needles. However, for the patient who needling is contraindicated, there are numerous non-invasive techniques that are highly effective. The use of diodes, magnets, Lasers and other techniques give the practitioner many options with which to treat the most difficult patient.  

About Palpation Based Acupuncture

1) This style of acupuncture, utilizes a systematic, easy to learn, palpatory method which is designed to provide instant feedback. When using this system, a practitioner follows a palpation sequence which, both establishes a diagnosis and suggests several treatment options which might be effective for treating a particular patient.  

2) This style of acupuncture is largely defined by its use of a highly systematized method of palpation. Palpation is the ability to gain information through touch. This method evolved to an extraordinary level of sophistication in Japanese acupuncture for a very unusual reason. Since as early as the Edo Period (1602-1868) Japanese acupuncture was a profession practiced largely by the blind. This fact carries through to the present day in that one of the primary influences in the development of “palpation Based Acupuncture” acupuncture comes from Master Nagano who was a blind acupuncturist. Once learned, palpation becomes an easy to use method for obtaining instant feedback as to the patient’s condition of health. The diagnosis and treatment strategies follow one another in one circular motion. Specific active reflexes suggest the diagnosis and the treatment efficacy be established by changes in the same reflexes.  

3) This style addresses the patient’s health issues from several levels. By looking more deeply into the structural and or constitutional imbalances, which often underlie a patient’s symptomatic complaints, the practitioner is able to assist in a more complete and lasting healing. It is precisely this holistic approach which gives a ““palpation Based Acupuncture” practitioner the ability to help patients with the most complex issues. Often by seeing the patient’s problem from this broader perspective, the practitioner can solve difficult cases.

4) The practitioner using this style of acupuncture is part of a living tradition. The teachings of this system come directly from first-hand experience gained from some of Japan’s greatest acupuncturists. A living system of acupuncture must by definition reflect the changing needs of the time in which it is practiced and incorporate the technological improvements at it’s disposal. A living system is also continuously learning and deepening its understanding to provide a more complete treatment strategy and clinical results. The diagnostic and treatment methods being taught in this system accurately represent the clinical experience of some of Japan’s most respected master acupuncturists.  

5) The eclectic nature of a palpation based style of acupuncture gives the practitioner a wide number of viable options from which to choose to create an effective treatment plan that addresses the individual needs of each patient. This style of acupuncture is imminently suited to the diverse needs of our patient population. 



Acupuncture for the respiratory system has been proved to be very beneficial as it first finds out the root cause of the problem after that strategy is developed accordingly. Asthma is an allergic response to certain allergens like pollen, dust, smell, etc. it can be of non allergic and chronic type. Acupuncture causes glands secretion, balance of neurotransmission and sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous system, reduces allergic responses and thus repairing whole respiratory system. It finally reduces frequency and intensity of asthmatic attacks over a period of time.

Pulmonary disease is treated by balancing respiratory process, increasing circulation and increasing vitality of the body. It strengthens the body immune system to prevent further attack of diseases.  

Bronchitis is caused due to injury of lung tissues. Although acupuncture cannot repair those tissues but it allows free air flow in the remaining tissue to keep them healthy. This should be repeated periodically for a long term benefit.Besides these acupuncture has solution for sinusitis, common cold, emphysema, cough, shortness of breath etc. Acupuncture is very safe and health care treatment,


Stress, anxiety, depression or any  strong emotions has an effect on the smooth movement of energy (Qi) and blood throughout  the body. Stress, anger, or any intense emotions  blocks the free flow of energy in the body.  

Many people who are very stressed out complain of  upper back, shoulder and neck pain.  This is because stress is causing tension in those areas, blocking the free flow of energy and blood, causing pain, tightness, and often leading to headaches. 

Stress may affect other parts of the body, digestion, the ability to sleep, pain conditions, and blood pressure. Stress can also aggravate an already troublesome health condition.  

Acupuncture points are use to help the energy and blood to flow smoothly, and alleviate not only the symptoms of stress and anxiety, but the stress and anxiety.  Acupuncture points to treat the emotional and physical effects of mental health disorders are located all over the body.  

There seems to be little sensitivity to the insertion of acupuncture needles. They are so thin that several  acupuncture needles can go into the middle of a hypodermic needle. 

Occasionally, there is a brief  ​moment of discomfort as the needle penetrates the skin, but once the needles are in place, most people relax and even fall asleep for the duration of the treatment.  

The length, number and frequency of treatments will vary. Typical treatments last from five to 30 minutes, with the patient being treated one or two times a week. Some symptoms are relieved after the first treatment, while more severe or chronic ailments often require multiple treatments


Acne is a common adolescent skin condition that sometimes continues into adulthood. According to Western medicine, it is generally associated with reactions to hormones, bacteria, and oils in the skin. It is most often associated with dampness, heat, and in severe cases blood stagnation. Once the dampness and heat are cleared from the system, the skin will also clear.


Atopic dermatitis, is a chronic allergic reaction which causes the skin to become red, inflamed, intensely itchy, and in some cases to blister. People who have eczema often also have asthma and allergies. All of these conditions are caused by heat, wind, and dampness, and can be treated effectively with acupuncture and Chinese herbs. The goal of the treatment is to clear heat, dispel the wind and dampness, and move the blood.Other conditions: Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can also be used to treat psoriasis, shingles, vitiligo, uticaria (hives), warts, rosacea, and dermatitis.