Japanese veterinary acupuncture course

2020 offers an unique chance for veterinary acupuncturist to learn about Japanese veterinary acupuncture with Rodrigo Fagundes in the Netherlands.

You will learn some great new acupuncture skills to apply in your daily practice’.

We will be organising 3 modules with Rodrigo Fagundes, starting 20 and 21 March 2020. Registration is exclusive for veterinarians with certification in acupuncture / TCM.

Chinese medicine made its way to Japan in the 5th century CE. Since then, acupuncture underwent modifications that found its origin in the different interpretation of the Chinese classics by Japanese scholars. This, and the fact that visually impaired people regularly practiced acupuncture in Japan, gave rise to a totally different acupuncture technique where palpation is the most important part of diagnosis and treatment. Today, around 40% of the human acupuncturists in Japan are blind.

For this reason, acupuncture in Japan was much more related to massage techniques than acupuncture as applied in TCM and brought many interesting characteristics to Japanese acupuncture. Palpation is the main aspect of the diagnosis procedure and many palpation techniques were developed to make it a solid and reliable tool.

Some of the characteristics that make Japanese Acupuncture such a different and refined art are the more subtle, superficial and painless needle insertion, the development and wider moxibustion use (direct and indirect) and the abdominal palpation used as the most important diagnosis technique.

In modern times some techniques like Ion Pumping, Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA), Manaka Hammer, the Akabane Test and some non-insertion acupuncture techniques were developed and added to the Japanese acupuncturists arsenal.

The efficacy and confort provided to the patients made this acupuncture style well accepted and suited for animals. This course aims to introduce you to this new form of Veterinary Acupuncture techniques, adding new diagnose and treatment tools to enhance your veterinary acupuncture skills.

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