"The sage does not cure the sick only when they are sick, but prevents the illness from arising. In the same way he does not put right upheavals in the body politics, he prevents them from ever taking place. Surely it is too late to administer drugs after the illness has declared itself or to try to suppress a revolt after it has come about. Is it not like beginning to dig a well when one feels thirsty, or starting to manufacture weapons of war after the battles have begun?"
An excerpt taken from The Yellow Emperor's Classic of InternalMedicine
The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine is one of the traditional writings used by acupuncturists world-wide. It is believed to be at least 2,000 years old. Its edict is simple. For a long and healthy life we should live in moderation and according to the patterns of heaven and earth. If we don't, we become ill. It is through these observations of why we become ill and what we need to do to prevent it that Traditional Acupuncture methods are based.
Toyohari is a style of traditional acupuncture that is relatively new to Australia. It is a refined system of Japanese meridian therapy. It is different from other styles of acupuncture due to its founder Fukushima Kodo. A Toyohari Registered Practitioner in Australia has undergone post graduate training in Australia and often overseas, guided by some highly skilled and recognised acupuncturists and scholars in their fields.
A Registered Toyohari practitioner's aim, like other traditionally based acupuncture methods, is to restore balance and harmony to the individual through the activation within the meridians or channels of the body. The balance of 'ki' (also known as 'qi') is done through the use of delicate and often non-inserted acupuncture techniques used by a Toyohari practitioner.
As a client receiving treatment you would expect to feel better after each session. You may or may not feel the needles. You may or may not feel something happening, but a lighter more relaxed feeling is often the best feedback to a correctly given treatment. How many sessions required usually depends on many variables that are discussed with your practitioner during your consultation.
The initial consultation will take a little longer, sometimes up to an hour to allow time for questions to be answered. As treatments progress the sessions will often reduce to 30 minutes dependent upon the individual.
All treatments are scheduled at one price per treatment.
Private Health Fund rebates are available.
The following information is taken from the Australian Branch of the Toyohari Association Brisbane website.
The Australasian Branch has developed a training program that follows the Tokyo and European based program. The Australasian Branch of the Toyohari Association is pleased to announce the second Toyohari training program in Sydney. Graduation from the 120-hour (20 day) program entitles the graduate to join the Toyohari Association through one of its Australian or New Zealand branches and become a Registered Toyohari Practitioner (Japan). The principle purpose of the branches are to foster and improve clinical skills by providing ongoing study opportunities both in Branch study groups and study sessions with senior instructors in Japan, Europe and the USA. The Australasian Branch of the Toyohari Association has been established to provide the structure for these educational opportunities. Graduates will receive a certificate signed by the Australasian Branch and the Tokyo headquarters of the Association. Upon joining one of the branches, a certificate of registration will also be issued, which is renewed annually through the Australasian Branch.
Australasian Training Program Instructor Paul Movsessian has been trained in the Toyo Hari system of Meridian Therapy in the USA, Japan and Europe under the guidance of such teachers as Akihiro Takai, Shuho Taniuchi, Koryo Nakada, Shozo Takahashi, and Toshio Yanagishita the current President of Japan’s Toyo Hari Association.
Paul is currently the President of the Australasian Branch of the Toyo Hari Association, a Registered Academic Practitioner and a qualified teacher with the Toyo Hari Association. The course has given practitioners many new treatment strategies and skills to integrate within their practice and produce powerful clinical results.
Over 60% of the program will involve hands-on practice of the various methods and techniques.