For those interested in Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion

My first ever acupuncture treatment was a quite painful one which I received at a Physio clinic outside of Japan. It helped my tendinitis and the Physio was lovely and all but I can’t deny that it was not an enjoyable experience. After that,  I had a few more acupuncture sessions in different clinics but remembering the experiences I had, I understand why some people are afraid of getting acupuncture. In fact, even though it was very helpful to treat my shoulder pain or muscle stiffness, I was hesitant to get the treatment until it’s needed because I didn’t enjoy the pain of the needles!


tosyoshima 豊嶋 Sawako (表参道外苑前院)



So when I actually decided to become an acupuncturist myself years after and enrolled in acupuncture school( it was three years full time to study both in practical and academical

) in Japan, I was amazed by the variety of the styles Japanese acupuncture offers as well as its gentle techniques. 

In traditional Japanese acupuncture, It doesn’t only treat the specific areas to reduce the tension or pain but also treat other parts as well to balance out the condition of the whole body.

It also increases blood circulation and calms nervous systems. So having a regular acupuncture treatment will help you to boost your immune system function and overall general health. Sounds amazing, right? 

As for me, before having a regular acupuncture treatment I struggled with menstrual cramps and was always slightly constipated. But having a regular acupuncture treatment helped a lot with these conditions. It also helped my shoulder stuffiness and felt less stress so I got much better sleep after the treatment. 

I believe that we all have the power to heal ourselves if we listen to our bodies well and have them in good working condition. I think that regular acupuncture treatments can be very beneficial to our overall health.

We live in a society now where things are moving fast and stressful to both our body and mind. That is why I think it’s important to take time to see how you are really doing mentally and physically and just appreciate and give some love to your hard working body. 

I guess Acupuncture may not be for everyone but it is definitely one of great ways to improve your health and wellbeing. 

At Ying Yang clinic, we offer painless acupuncture treatments that are relaxing and yet effective for your body. 

I hope more people can benefit from it like I have experienced myself. So why don’t you come and treat yourself with relaxing acupuncture sessions with us at Ying Yang clinic in Tokyo!

My name is Sawako.  I am one of the acupuncturists here at Ying Yang clinic in Omotesandou, Tokyo. I am happy to assist you with your acupuncture treatments in English.









著者:Sawako Toyoshima (豊嶋 佐和子)



銀座新富町院: 東京銀座エリア新富町駅徒歩2分
表参道外苑前院東京表参道青山エリア 外苑前駅 徒歩2分
湘南藤沢院神奈川県湘南エリア 藤沢駅 徒歩8分


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