Testimonials

Our organization has been developing the most effective way of treatment continuously. If you have taken our programs years ago, you will find some of our techniques have been changed. Please join us our next program to brush up your diagnostic skills.
 
Here is what our members are saying:

“TANA membership is the ONLY way to access hands-on training with the Japanese Sensi both in Japan at the bi-annual, International meeting and at the bi-annual National meeting in North America and Europe.

 

Toyohari is the only system I know of where I can learn to honestly feel the Qi at the needle. This skill needs to be taught in a hands-on direct way from master to student.

 

Toyohari is special because there is so much hands-on training at every level. Most post-graduate trainings are lectures with observation over the course of a weekend but Toyohari is largely hands-on training with many learning opportunities, both in the International / National programs and in the monthly local Kazato practice meetings. It is a way to continue growing in skill and awareness for your lifetime.

 

Toyohari is different from most American acupuncture because it is based on 5-phase principles and not in the Zang-Fu theory taught in most Acupuncture schools in America. This gives the Toyohari practitioner a broader theoretical basis to diagnose and treat their patients, an unique advantage compared to an acupuncturist who has only been trained in Traditional Oriental Medicine.”

Mary Jo Hayes, OFS, Acupuncture Physician

“After successfully practicing Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (with some Japanese Meridian Therapy influence) for 17 years, I chose to immerse myself in the world of Toyohari study and practice.  My reasons were many:

 

1) The Toyohari tradition connects me with practitioners locally and around the world.

2) Toyohari is a vibrantly evolving system through intentional exploration and practice at the level of the Branch study groups across the globe.

3) Toyohari style gives me tools and methods for working with children and extremely sensitive patients.

4) The method is strongly grounded in palpation, both at the assessment and treatment phase.

5) Over the years I have witnessed many of the region's most  skilled and dedicated practitioners being drawn Toyohari practice.  I felt I would be assured of intelligent, skilled, heart-centered company if I chose this path.

 

With gratitude for my first 6 years of Toyohari study and practice.”

Michelle Thoreson EAMP, LAc, Northwest Branch

“In Toyohari I have found the heart and essence of acupuncture and Traditional East Asian Medicine. It is the living and contemporary manifestation of the ideas set down in the classic texts of the Su Wen, Ling Shu, and Nan Jing. The clinical effectiveness I find every day in my Toyohari acupuncture practice never ceases to amaze me. The more I reach into the seemingly endless depth of skill and understanding at the core of this healing work the more amazed I am by my patients' responses. I highly recommend this acupuncture system of study to anyone who really wants to learn the essence of feeling and working with the regulation, support, and balancing of qi and blood in all our patients.”

Dan Zizza MAc, EAMP, Northwest Branch

“In 1998 I read a flyer about an introductory lecture and demonstration of Toyohari style acupuncture being presented nearby.  I had an intuitive flash that this was what I had been searching for, the missing part in my training as an acupuncturist--learning deeper Ki (Qi) awareness. 

 

By 1999 I had finished the initial Toyohari Program Training and begun a new journey of combining what I knew from school, three years as a licensed acupuncturist and what I had just learned about Ki and balancing channels.

As of 2014, it has been 15 years and I am still growing in treatment skills and Ki perception. The Toyohari network and the dedication of the Senseis in Japan have all been part of this learning journey. 

I thank them all, especially the late Yanagishita sensei (blind at eleven). He believed that each patient who's Ki we bring into better balance helps to bring more balance into our world."

Love & Light, Ginnan Olmstead, MAOM, LicAcu, MA. Florida Branch

“Over the last twenty years I have studied with various Japanese Toyohari instructors. THESE relationship HAVE helped me grow my clinical skills immensely. The trainings in the USA, Japan and Europe were full of magic moments and learning. Toyohari, like any art, has evolved and I am happy to be part of that experience.”

Cameron Bishop DAOM, L.Ac. Florida Branch

“I had been practicing acupuncture for about 20 years. I had learned a number of different styles including some Japanese styles of acupuncture. When I observed a Toyohari treatment in 1996, I was quite amazed at the changes in the pulses and the affect of the person being treated. I was intrigued and arranged to begin my study of Toyohari. So 18 years later I am still intrigued and constantly evolving in my skills and understanding.

 

In some ways the system is very simple but to practice it well, you need to have a deep understanding of how the Ki moves and expresses itself. The training itself is designed for evolving these skills both in diagnosis and in the needle techniques in ways that I have never encountered elsewhere. So much comes from subtle palpation and gentle and nuanced treatment.

 

I feel very privileged to be able to treat people in this gentle yet powerful way. I delighted by being an instructor of Toyohari and observing the practitioners/students as they increase their skills and as they get excited by the process. We get so much out of studying and practicing together.

I am continually amazed at how rewarding this way of working with people continues to be.”

Zoë Brenner, L.Ac., M.Ac., Dipl.Ac., Dipl.C.H.

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