Hello, I’m an acupuncturist and individual owner-manager in Ehime, Japan. What I do in my clinic is acupuncture and moxibustion, that’s all. I don’t deal in any health foods, products, cosmetics, fortune-telling, and so on. In addition, I don’t use an electrical appliance.
Before treatment, I take your pulse. And choose meridians and points on those. That is the way which established by Mr. Masafumi Inoue who was the chairman of Research Association of Classic acupuncture and moxibustion. Mr. Kouichi Shinohara who is not only an acupuncturist also an authority of classical Chinese and Japanese literature of medicine is his disciple. I’m a disciple of Mr. Shinohara.
So at first, I’ll introduce you how our pulse diagnosis is.
We use Jingei-Kikou pulse Diagnosis and 6 regular points pulse Diagnosis. Each diagnosis system has own objects.
Jingei-Kikou pulse Diagnosis is for to decide what is the mainly cause on that disease or illness. Jingei is the point on the left wrist, which is seemed to be reflected by external causes. On the other hand, Kikou is one on the right wrist, seemed to be influenced by internal causes.
There are 8 pulse elements which construct 4 pairs of opposing concepts. These are floating/ deep, slow/rapid, debility/strong, sliding/rough.
Among them, floating/ deep, slow/rapid, debility/strong, match to 5 transport points (sei, kei, yu, kei, gou), so we can determine which meridian point to be used, and how yang meridian to be chosen. Incidentally, sliding/rough is connected with the level of progression or prognosis.
6 regular points pulse Diagnosis is for decide which yin meridian to be used.
At first, we set on the 6 points which are composed by left and right 3 positions (sun［sun］, kan, shaku) pulse on the wrist, and If we can find the most clear (not blur) and being dense (not vacant) point, except the position, we compare left and right on the other position each other. After finding two most strong position, we can decide yin and yang meridian to be used.