What is Toyohari?

Toyohari (which translates from the Japanese as “East Asian Needle Therapy”) is a refinement of the 2,000 year old tradition of meridian-focused acupuncture, and is derived directly from classical East Asian medical theory.

Many interpretations and approaches to acupuncture have been derived from the early Chinese texts, amongst them (in Japan) Keiraku Chiryo or “Meridian Therapy” which is an approach which focuses particularly on the Five Phase theories originally outlined in the Nanjing. It is an approach which proved to be particularly influential and effective during the re-acculturation of acupuncture in Japan in the twentieth century. The Toyohari Association has innovatively reviewed this approach in the light of modern clinical experience, modern illness, and in the context of the realities of the times in which we live, creating its own vibrant living tradition from these ancient, venerable but often arcane texts.


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