Thursday, April 15, 2010
Japanese acupuncture was used to benefit victims of the Chilean
earthquake earlier this year.
How did this come to pass?
In my practice of Japanese acupuncture I am invariably accompanied by
a student/assistant during treatment.
There are three good reasons.
1. Most important being that the patient benefits from the
students/assistants focus and intention.
2. The student/assistant has a wonderful opportunity to
observe an experienced practitioner in action, learn the medicine in a
clinical setting and most importantly witness the clinical outcomes.
3. As a senior practitioner it gives me a wonderful
opportunity to pass on some of the invaluable clinical experience
accumulated over more than 25 years of practice.
Sylvia, my Chilean student/assistant and now practitioner has worked
in my clinic a lot over the past 3 years and as a result of a visit to
her family in Santiago she found herself in a position to help some
victims of the devastating Chilean earthquake earlier this year.
Following is the how, why and when she was able to do so, hope you
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I have one ear on the US Masters golf championship that is currently
coming to life on my television.
I cannot help but marvel at the incredible skill of these
Having played a lot of golf in my life I can truly appreciate the
incredibly refined skill that these talented athletes have at their
Skills that are continually honed by much focused practice and
competition in elite tournaments of which the US Masters along with the
British Open rank supreme.
The mental acumen and emotional balance required to compete
successfully at this level must be extraordinary.
In Japanese acupuncture we pride ourselves on continually developing
and refining our clinical skills whilst expanding our understanding of
the diagnostic protocols that have proven to be clinically effective for
over 3000 years.
'Perhaps practicing refined Japanese acupuncture can be likened to
playing professional golf, in that the more focused the practice, the
more often the practice, the more specific the treatment, the more
relaxed the practitioner and patient, the more likely a successful
This is very different to bunging in a needle with gay abandon and
little understanding of the incredibly intricate energetic network into
which we are plugging, the human being!
Sylvia's story about her work with victims of the Chilean
earthquake is especially uplifting for me and confirms a strongly held
belief that teaching can go hand-in-hand with clinical practice not only
to the benefit of those present during treatment but as
students/assistants create their own practices they have a significant
head start in their understanding and application of Japanese
Acupuncture to the ultimate benefit of the patients.
Here is Sylvia’s story:
It was so good too see you this Tuesday, I love going to Clinic!!
Well as you know I went to Chile this last December, unfortunately
or fortunately depending on one's perspective I had to live the big
experience of a huge Earthquake!
The massive amount of energy coming out of the earth moved our
lives into introspective questions of what really matters in this life.
3 days after the earthquake, having had huge repercussions (after
shocks) every single day, my good friend of Maria Cecilia Huerta and I
have the fantastic idea to help people with FREE JAPANESE ACUPUNCTURE!!!
Cecilia found a location down in the Gym area of her building, so
we set up one massage table and 3 mattresses on the ground.
Everything was looking great but we were in need of patients.
Thanks to the lovely public relations of my friend Cecilia we
treated 15 people a day for 3 days.
The majority of the treatments where to do with sleeping
disorders, feeling extremely scared, panic attacks, muscle aches,
headaches and stomach disorders.
My colleagues will be happy to learn that I was assisted by my
young cousin in much the same manner as we help Alan in Clinic.
Everyone loved their Japanese Acupuncture treatment and to a man,
woman and child said they felt so much better.
I used lots of Tonetskyu (rice grain moxa) for people with
sleeping disorders and in the majority of cases we did both front and
Root treatments changed depending upon the patient’s primary
deficiency and related excess/es, lots of Liver def. and excess in the
Pericardium and Stomach meridians.
The main thing is that all the people we treated with Japanese
Acupuncture loved it!!!
I'm so happy that I could help with my small knowledge and I know
that will grow with the years beside Alan in clinic.
Thanks Alan for being the medium as I prayed for your presence to
be with me through those days, also big thanks to these beautiful
studies from the classics.
My experience in Santiago in February this year proved to me and
the recipients that Japanese Acupuncture is not only magic, there is
logic behind the medicine and thousands of years of clinic experience to
help us became better practitioners.
Thanks for your time, to hear this story, and I hope that everyone
Lots of love,
- Alan Jansson, Sylvia Flores Larrain and Adam
Sylvia's story is yet another reason why I love what I do with a
All the Best,
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.
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