Wakari Yasui - Toyohari Introductory Workshop

with Junko Ida

Seminar Information

  • June 28-29 , 2008
  • 9am to 5pm
  • 13 CEUs available
  • Bon Secours Spiritual Center, Marriottsville, MD
  • Lunch and Breaks included on both days.
  • For more information on the seminar:  443-320-1695 or contact the Seminar registrar for questions (not to register) at:
  • $225.00 for members and $300.00 for non-members. Students at $195, members of ASVA, ASDC, APA, and AOBTA at $270.

Junko Ida Toyohari InstructorJunko Ida graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1989. She started studying Toyohari in 1988 and is one of the 3 most senior instructors outside Japan. She has studied extensively in Japan with senior instructors such as Kodo Fukushima (Founding president of the Toyohari Association) and Toshio Yanagishia (current President). She has studied with other Japanese practitioners such as Yoshio Manaka. She is the President of the European Branch of the Toyohari Association and co-author of ‘Japanese Acupuncture’ with Stephen Birch. Junko practices in Amsterdam.

Instructor: Junko Ida LicAc (US), MBAcC (UK), lid NVA (Holland)

Assistants: Zoe Brenner Lic.Ac and Martin Feldman Lic.Ac.

Toyohari is a form of Keiraku Chiryo or Japanese Meridian Therapy. Keiraku Chiryo developed in the 1920s and 1930s. Toyohari, a refinement of this, was developed by blind acupuncturists from the late 1950s. In the Toyohari "school", pulse and palpation diagnosis and non-inserted needling techniques have been developed to a very high art. Like other forms of keiraku chiryo, Toyohari is not a theoretical edifice, it is instead a very clinical approach to acupuncture practice, where each theory that is utilised is tested and validated in intensive clinical practice and training. The Toyohari association has developed special study groups of advanced practitioners that continuously review and test old and new methods and ideas to help identify what they find works best.

Toyohari focuses on strengthening the vitality and thus ability to recover while correcting imbalances of the meridian system (deficiency/excess). Treatment is applied systematically in a number of distinct steps based on an initial assessment and then through continuous monitoring and double checking via touch and pulse diagnosis.

This workshop will be taught by one of the three most senior instructors outside Japan and assisted by two US Toyohari instructors. The workshop will introduce and demonstrate the core aspects of the diagnosis and treatment methods used in Toyohari. The workshop will use lecture, demonstration and practice format. Practice sessions will allow participants to gain some experience of this sophisticated system.

While it will not be possible to practice this system after this weekend, participants will have a good idea about one of Japan’s most sophisticated acupuncture treatment systems and will be in a position to decide if they want to pursue a program of study in Toyohari

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June 28, 2008 (Saturday)

9.00 - 9.20 Introduction
9.20 - 9.50 Japanese acupuncture and meridian therapy
9.50 - 10.30 Treatment demonstrations 10.30 - 10.45 Tea break
10.45 - 12.30 Pulse diagnosis (lecture and practice)
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.00 Abdominal diagnosis (lecture and practice)
15.00 - 15.15 Tea break
15.15 - 16.50 Sho selection (lecture and practice)
16.50 - 17.00 Q & A

June 29, 2008 (Sunday)

9.00 - 9.15 Quick review of what was explained on Saturday June 27
9.15 - 10.30 Point location (anatomical point and the concept of alive point) (lecture and practice)
10.30 - 10.45 Tea break
10.45 - 11.30 Treatment demonstrations 11.30 - 12.00 Introduction of Toyo Hari Association
12.00 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 15.00 Needling technique (lecture and demonstration)
15.00 - 15.15 Tea break
15.15 - 16.45 Kozato method ( lecture and practice)
16.45 - 17.00 Q & A and closing

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