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Shakuju Core Therapy


Shakuju is a very gentle, yet powerful Japanese Acupuncture style performed without the use of insertive needles. It is the lifelong work and study of Japanese Master, Shoji Kobayashi, and based on the 4,500 year old classical Chinese medical text, Huang Di Ba Shi Yi Nan Jing (c. 218BC-220AD). "Shaku" refers to a deep blockage of Qi (life force energy) and Blood, whereas "Ju" refers to superficial blockages of Qi and Blood. It is believed that the abdomen is the core of human body therefore, abdominal diagnosis is essential to determine the patient's pattern of imbalance.  In Shakuju Therapy, the focus is to treat the root of illness rather than treating the manifestation of illness.


Shakuju employs the use of a teishin (a gold, silver or stainless steel tool with a rounded tip used to stimulate acupuncture points through touch rather than needle insertion) and moxibustion. Shakuju Therapy is an approach founded on the Oriental philosophy of deficiencies or excesses of Qi.  The protocol focuses treatments on the strengthening of Jing Qi, the foundational Qi of life, health and longevity (and which fuels all the other energies in the body), in order to restore health and clear symptoms.

Using the Nan Jing as a foundation for understanding and technique, the practitioner and the patient immediately notice positive changes through palpation before, during and after the treatment.  The patient is always surprised at how much immediate change takes place WITHOUT the insertion of a needle.  This change continues over the following few days towards the main complaint as well as for general balance and well-being.


Shakuju treatments tend to be shorter in duration and are tremendously effective in treating a wide range of ailments. This treatment is interactive, and the practitioner will be in the room with the patient throughout the entire duration. Shakuju is a wonderful treatment for patients of all ages, and is ideal for treating children or patients with an aversion to needles.

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