Principle amongst the techniques used in the Toyohari system are:
Needling is generally done with very thin silver needles for supplementation and with thin stainless steel needles for dispersion. Most of our needling techniques are non-insertion style, with the acupuncturists treating by following the improving movement of Ki.
Treatment is largely based on the practitioner’s ability to feel and work with Ki (energy) throughout the patient’s body. In accordance with tradition, Toyohari uses the “four diagnoses” (asking, looking, listening and touching), to find energetic imbalances in patients. Palpations skills are enhanced as acupuncturists learn to feel the deficiency of Ki, the excess of Ki and the abundance of healthy Ki directly with their hands.
These include a variety of specific techniques for supplementation and for dispersion. Included in these techniques are moxibustion, extra vessel balancing, circadian clock balancing, micro bleeding. Also included are specialized needling techniques for stagnation and excess or deficiency in the inguinal, sacral, abdominal, cervical and shoulder regions.
FEEL THE KI.
Progress during treatment is closely monitored point by point to follow the changes in the pulse after each needling technique. The treatment will be adjusted, if necessary, as each needle application is monitored.
Since, through special training practices, we coach our practitioners to feel the energy move, it is not necessary to cause the patient pain to know the Ki has arrived at the point being treated. Toyohari practitioners understand how important it is to feel the Ki and know precisely how it is adjusting to the treatment.