In general terms Japanese acupuncture is unique in its efficiency and precision. Techniques often are directed at using the minimal amount of stimulation to attain the greatest results. Much of the Traditional Chinese Medicine theory is still used and the majority of the acupuncture points are used with only a few modifications.
Besides classical TCM theory two usages of the japanese style are:
-Five phase patterns
-Manaka Style Ion Pumping Cord Treatments
Touch as a Means of Pre-Treatment: Japanese acupuncture places a lot of emphasis on the use of palpation (touch) before needle treatment. These practitioners rely on abdominal palpation to judge the insertion point of the needle. This practice roots from the many blind acupuncturists of Ancient Japan, and it goes hand in hand with the gentle needling. Japanese acupuncture needling is done by the use of very thin needles inserted with a guiding tube. Needling is painless. Manipulation is very mild. Needles Japanese acupuncture requires the use of very thin needles.
Length range: 10-30mm
Diameter range(mainly): 0,12-0,16mm