By Heather "Maya" Suzuki, L.Ac.
Maya first fell in love with acupuncture when she was 14. She went to school and became a certified practitioner of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in 2011 in Tokyo, Japan at Toyo Shinkyu Acupuncture and Moxbustion School. She has recently translated her license to Colorado, USA where she owns a thriving Japanese pediatric practice and runs the Japanese foundational acupuncture and moxibustion study group.
Palpation. It is one of the common factor in all Japanese acupuncture techniques. In Japan you learn palpation for day one and continue everyday for three years. There are entire semesters of classes devoted specifically to palpation. Different styles, different methods and different teachers offer approaches that fill a tool box for years to come.
That is why I am so excited to showcase Miyakawa Sensei's incredible palpation techniques. He breaks down the mystery and gives hints on how to master the subtle and gentle in seconds.
For those of you who are coming to Japan this year: You're in luck because you will have the chance to study with the incredible teacher.
The following video shows just a tidbit of Miyakawa Sense's palpation instruction from 2017.
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