Kotan Acupuncture Clinic located in Carlton close to Melbourne CBD with easy access to public transport and parking available.
"The softest thing in the universe overcomes the hardest thing in the universe" Lao Tzu, Tao Te Jing
Kotan, meaning 'elegant simplicity', is symbolic of the artful form of Japanese acupuncture. Kotan Clinic aims to help clients harness their inherent healing power through Japanese Acupuncture.
Japanese Style Acupuncture is a hands on, practical healing modality. Unlike other acupuncture styles, we use a combination of fine needles and moxabustion to balance the body.
Balance is the primary aim of treatment, both internally (organs) as well as externally (muscles). By ensuring a balance in both areas, our treatments focus on the underlying reasons for any imbalance as well as the symptoms as they present themselves.
The beauty of acupuncture is that treatments address both the symptoms and the underlying cause of illness. These are called 'root' and 'branch' treatments, respectively. Root treatments attend to the clients unique energetic make up whilst branch treatment affect the symptoms.
This complete approach is central in defining acupuncture as a holistic medicine. By looking at the overall picture of how a person lives, how they work, their emotional state and what foods they eat, a health assessment is fashioned and a treatment strategy formed.
History of Japanese Acupuncture
Japanese Acupuncture is a holistic medicine based on the elegant foundations of Taoism. It actively defines the world through Yin and Yang, as well as through its relationship with the Five Elements.
Like many of the cultural gems that left China, medicine too made its way to Japan. However in Japan there developed a stronger emphasis on Moxabustion techniques as well as a cultural bias for thinner, less invasive needles. In 1929 there opened the Sorei school with its famous catch cry, 'return to the classics'.
The meridian school of acupuncture that started in Japan also studies heavily the Classics of acupuncture and it is from these classics that we have developed this traditional style.
Japanese Acupuncture is a gentle practice because of the use of extra fine needles and specialized techniques. These have been developed to minimize any discomfort.