Prof. Shuichi KATAI

Japanese Traditional Acupuncture

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Professor Shuichi KATAI

Honorary Professor of the University of Science and Technology of Tsukuba (Japan) in which he taught for 30 years, he continues, since his retirement, the teaching and practice of Japanese Traditional Medicine in his private clinic.
He is President of the Japan Traditional Acupuncture and Moxibustion Society (JTAMS), one of leading MTJ practitioner association in Japan. He is also Vice President of the World Federation of Acupuncture - Moxibustion Societies (WFAS) and participates in the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) about Oriental Medicine.


Palpation in Japanese acupuncture is characterized by the fact that all information relating to skin, connective tissue, muscles, tendons and bones become the main subject of palpation. This is usefull not only to study the condition of the acupuncture points, but also to study the condition of the whole body. Depending on the region of the body, the palm or the fingers are used in different ways.

Soft stimulation

Japanese practitioners have studied extensively how to achieve a significant effect in treatment using very thin needles and very soft stimulation. For example, in Japan today, needles are used that simply touch the skin or are inserted under the skin with the tip of the needle or needles inserted into the muscle depth.
The filiform needles are the most commonly used, with a diameter of 0.12 to 0.18 mm and a length of 40 to 60 mm.

Japanese moxibustion

Japanese moxibustion has a rich array of techniques requiring more or less dexterity. The use of soft heat allows, just like Japanese acupuncture, and sometimes in addition to acupuncture, to change the body's condition with gentle but effective stimulation. This technique, particularly pleasant, is very appreciated by the consultants.


Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th April 2020
Discovery of Traditional Japanese acupuncture 
Initiation to practice

Wednesday 8th of April 2020
Case Studies in Traditional Japanese Acupuncture / Moxibustion

Prof Shuichi KATAI
Workshop in Japanese 🇯🇵 and french 🇫🇷 translation

For all those who are interested and / or curious to discover Traditional Japanese Medicine ... whether you are a TCM, shiatsu, Tuina practitioner ... whether you are a paramedic, midwife, nurse, physiotherapist, osteopathic... If you want to discover the MTJ, this seminar is for you!

For these 2 days: presentation of the history of the MTJ and the specificities of the Japanese approach of acupuncture, a little of practice (40% of the time) by the discovery of palpation , contact acupuncture (non-invasive) and Japanese acupuncture.
A lot aof thing to make you want to know more about MTJ!

The third day will allow advanced students to deepen there knowledge of Japanese acupuncture / moxibustion with a clinical approach.
Advanced participants will be able to expose and discuss clinical cases they have previously prepared. This day will also be the opportunity to attend acupuncture / moxibustion sessions, conducted by advanced students, under the watchful eye of Prof Katai, with the participation of "real consultants"


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