Acupuncture office in the heart of Tokyo

We provide Japanese style acupuncture in Nihombashi, Tokyo.

We welcome international clients who are interested in Japanese style treatments that are very gentle and effective.

Our office is located in “TAKEYACHI clinic” specialized in chiropractic treatment.

Please call us for appointment

Phone 03-6665-0360

Meet our acupuncturist

Teruhisa Nakagawa

Acupuncturist, chiropractor

Specialty

Chiropractic and acupuncture treatment for spinal disease, insomnia, headaches

Message

I have studied various kinds treatments from around the world, focusing on acupuncture, Chiropractic, reiki, and osteopathy. Common to many of the treatment philosophies is the idea of ​​diagnosing the whole human being. In other words, it is the treatment philosophies that diagnoses people without diagnosing symptoms. And, in order to diagnose the whole human being, it is essential to comprehensively examine the history of the person, the environment surrounding the person, the culture, ethnicity and culture of the land where the person was born and raised. I think that to make such comprehensive and accurate diagnosis possible, I think that the most important attitude as a healer is to learn the whole society from a broader perspective as well as the treatment skills. Humans exist by exchanging components between humans, other animals and plants, and all substances. That is, in a sense, human existence is a flow. The flow stagnates little by little. I will resolve that stagnation and help you to be the best yourself.

Fees

First visit 60mins ¥11,900
Follow-up visits 30mins ¥6,800

Coupon Ticket: 5 treatments

(Valid for 6 months)

  ¥32,000

※Credit cards cannot be used in our office.

Office Location

Address: 3-1-4 Nihombashi, Nihombashi-sakura-bldg. 8th floor, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Our office is located in TAKEYACHI clinic specialized in chiropractic treatment.

Access via JR line and subway

Lines Train stations Minute Exit
JR line Tokyo station 4 min. walk Yaesu North exit
Metro Ginza line Nihombashi station 2min. walk Exit B3
Metro Touzai line Nihombashi station 4min. walk Exit B7
Metro Hanzoumon line Mitsukoshi-mae station 6min. walk Exit B5
Toei Asakusa Line Nihombashi station 6min. walk  

The flow of an acupuncture treatment

First, your acupuncturist will ask you to fill out a health history form and ask about it. This helps the acupuncturist understand the root of your health issues, so that treatment can address not only the symptoms but the underlying causes. It is the very essence of the oriental medicine to treat the underlying cause of issues.

Some questions may seem irrelevant to your condition, but they will help the acupuncturist understand your underlying problems and determine a proper treatment plan.

Your acupuncturist then may perform physical examinations and palpate various parts of your body.

Your pulse, tongue and abdomen may also be examined because these are traditional diagnostic techniques of acupuncture.

As the treatment, specific points on the body will be stimulated using needles inserted into the skin while you lie comfortably on a treatment table.

Most people feel no or minimal discomfort during needling.

The needles may be pulled out right away or retained, typically for 5 to 10 minutes.

Q&A

Q. Does acupuncture hurt?

  1. Acupuncture needles are thinner than a human hair(usually 0.12-0.2mm),so insertion of the needles is usually painless.

You may feel a slight sensation when the needle is inserted, like a pinch or plucking a hair.

Once the needles are placed, patients report a variety of sensations, including tingling, deep pressure, achiness, heaviness, and sometimes nothing at all.

These sensations that accompany needling are called “hibiki” in Japanese.

The clinical efficacy does not depend on the intensity or type of “hibiki” .

If you feel any pain or discomfort, let your acupuncturist know and he will make the necessary adjustments.

Q. How is Japanese acupuncture different from other forms?

  1. Acupuncture has been practiced in Japan since it was introduced from China in the 6th century. While many of the principles of traditional Chinese acupuncture have been applied in Japan, different techniques have been developed.

There is a tendency to emphasize the importance of palpation and mild stimulation in Japanese acupuncture styles. Japanese acupuncturists use very thin needles and guide tubes called “shinkan” to help make insertions painless, so patients often feel no needle sensation throughout the entire treatment. Most people find Japanese acupuncture very relaxing.

The gentleness of Japanese acupuncture treatment is based on the thought of “Shinto” which is the Japanese state religion. Actually “Shinto” is not a religion but a thought respecting for others or something.

Q. What does acupuncture and moxibustion help?

  1. Acupuncture and moxibustion are widely known to treat musculoskeletal problems effectively, including neck, shoulder, lower back and knee pain. On the other hand, they have also been used to treat many other conditions, including those that involve internal and mental functions.

Lectures on Oriental medicine were recently added to the curriculum of medical schools in Japan, so physicians and patients began to understand the potential of Oriental medicine.

Diseases and disorders that are commonly treated with acupuncture and moxibustion include:

Neurology

Neuralgia, Autonomic imbalance, Headache, Migraines, Sciatica

Cardiology

High or Low blood pressure

Musculoskeletal

Arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis,

Respiratory

Asthma, Bronchitis, Common cold

Gastrointestinal

Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhea, Nausea, Hyperacidity, Indigestion

Gynecology

Infertility, Menopausal symptoms, Premenstrual symptoms, Irregular period, Period pain

Ear, Nose and throat

Sinusitis, Tonsillitis, Sinus infection, Tinnitus (Ear ringing)

Eye disorder

Eye strain

Pediatric

Night terrors, Colic, Bed-wetting

Psychiatry

Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Neurosis

Others

Postoperative pain, Toothache, Addiction control, Athletic performance, Stress, Chronic fatigue

 

Acupuncture and moxibustion can help many other symptoms that are not limited here.

Please ask your acupuncturist about anything in particular you are concerned with.

Q. How does acupuncture work?

  1. Traditional Japanese and Chinese medicine describe acupuncture as a method of balancing the flow of what is called “ki” in Japanese(“qi” in Chinese), which is often defined as a kind of energy or life-force(“innate intelligence” in Chiropractic) that flows throughout the body.

The pathways of the flow is known as “keiraku”,or “meridians.

“Keiraku” run in regular patterns throughout the body to energize and nourish the tissues and organs.

Stimulating specific points, called “tsubo”, along the “keiraku” rebalances the flow of “ki”.

Illness is said to be the consequences of an imbalance of “ki”. The improved energy flow from acupuncture stimulation enhances natural healing abilities the body and promotes physical and emotional well-being.

Researchers have found that when the body is stimulated with acupuncture, morphine-like substances called endogenous opioids are released into the central nervous system.

This reduces the perception of pain and blocks pain signals from being sent to the brain.

Acupuncture also activates the nervous system to improve blood flow and to eliminate the chemicals that cause pain and fatigue, as well as other internal waste products. The autonomic nervous system is also stimulated by acupuncture, regulating the digestive and cardiovascular functions and restoring health.

There is ongoing research into the effects of acupuncture on the immune system, endocrine system and anti-aging mechanisms.

Q. Are acupuncture and moxibustion safe?

  1. When practiced by a Licensed and trained acupuncturist, the treatment is extremely safe.

In Japan, acupuncturists are licensed by the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare after graduating from an accredited technical school or college and passing the national examination.

No other health care providers except medical doctors are legally allowed to practice acupuncture and moxibustion in Japan.

Only sterile and disposable needles are used in our acupuncture office so there is no risk of infection.

Q. Are there any side effects?

  1. There are very few side effects of acupuncture treatment. However, a small number of patients experience drowsiness after treatment. Other side effects of acupuncture include fatigue, soreness, bruising at the insertion site and lightheadedness.

A small number of patients will find that their symptoms worse after the initial treatment, but it is often followed quickly by improvement.