What is Toyohari? Toyohari is a form of East Asian acupuncture, based on a refined system of Japanese Meridian Therapy. Toyohari is known for its gentle, delicate technique that involves non-insertion needling to bring about healing. With this simple and basic approach, the needle is simply touched to the skin and not inserted. This method is one of many techniques of this specialized tradition that is just as effective as when the needle is inserted into the skin.
Who can benefit from Toyohari? Toyohari-style acupuncture is a favorable treatment option for ANYONE, especially those who have a fear of needles or simply dislike the thought of needles! It is also a great option for anyone with fragile, sensitive skin and tissues. Toyohari is used to treat any condition and/or illness that traditional acupuncture can. A calming alternative, most people fall asleep during treatment! Of course, there is always the option of "traditional acupuncture" that involves having the needles inserted into the skin. Both techniques are available according to individual needs and preferences. Our Health and Wholeness acupuncturist is a certified member of the Toyohari Medical Association of North America and Japan.