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British acupuncturist Oran Kivity trained in Europe, China and Japan. He ran a busy London practice from 1987 to 2004 and was a founder member of Toyohari UK, the British Branch of the Toyohari Association of Japan.
He lectured in acupuncture at the University of Westminster in London from 1994 to 2004 and was a teaching assistant for Stephen Birch, both in Europe and more recently in south East Asia. His workshops are lively and informative, with a focus on hands-on practice.
Oran moved to Malaysia in 2005 where he practises, writes and teaches at Meridians - Japanese Healing Arts. He is the founder of Sayoshi.com, the new online directory for all styles of Japanese acupuncture.
Isaburu Fukaya was a master practitioner of moxibustion who developed many innovations in the field of moxibustion, most famously using very small cones and a bamboo tube to reduce the perception of heat during treatment.
Registered Toyohari practitioners are fully paid members of their national Toyohari association and each year complete a required minimum number of hours of extra training to improve their skills and maintain their registration.
Toyohari is a very gentle style of Meridian Therapy developed by blind practitioners. It is typified by very delicate, pain-free, non-insertive needling techniques called ''touch needling''.
A whole body moxibustion treatment using a combination of 11-15 standard points and special effects points based on the unique approach of Ken Sawada (1877-1938). Sawada had a huge influence on Japanese moxibustion, devising his own whole body routines and successfully treating many diseases.
More a method than a style, Ontake is a moxibustion technique that uses a short piece of bamboo filled with moxa. When the moxa is lit the bamboo becomes a warm rolling and pressing tool. Some practitioners use this on its own. More recently, Ontake has been integrated with Manaka's meridian frequency theory and is applied with a metronome.
Dr Manaka was a medical doctor and an acupuncturist who used a scientific perspective to to research classical theory. The result was a unique four step protocol that can be adapted to treat anyone of any age with a variety of methods, from gentle and non-insertive to insertive.