Toyohari© is a form of traditional East Asian medicine. It is a refined system of Japanese meridian therapy, which is based on classical Chinese acupuncture principles.

It is different from most other forms of acupuncture in that more delicate and specialized treatment methods are used- often without inserting needles at all- and there is great emphasis placed on the use of pulse diagnosis and palpation skills.





This is a centuries-old tradition which was advanced by blind acupuncturists in Japan.

The Toyohari© Association was founded by blind acupuncturists in 1959 in Japan, and has developed unique training and teaching methods which enhance the diagnostic and treatment skills of the practitioner. Training in Toyohari© style Japanese acupuncture helps practitioners develop extraordinary sensitivity to Qi. This method also refines the ability to diagnose, by palpating the meridians and acupuncture points, and detecting subtle changes in the pulse in order to treat acute and chronic illness and maintain health.

I have studied and practiced Japanese acupuncture since 1992. Even after more than 20 years of study and practice, I am still amazed at the effectiveness of this gentle and relaxing style of treatment, and continue to view it to be a medicine of enormous value.

I am committed to providing the most helpful and effective treatments to my clients, and appreciate the opportunity to share these skills and help people achieve enhanced well-being and good health.


Toyohari Treatment

Toyohari treatment is gentle, relaxing, and soothing, often utilizing non-insertive techniques, without needles at all. (When needles are used, they are extremely thin, sterilized and disposable Japanese needles.)

Specialized instruments are also used for lightly pressing or rubbing the skin.

These techniques are deceptively mild but very effective, and the treatments are pleasant, gentle, and painless, and useful for everyone, and also are part of the Shonishin treatment for children.