Japanese Acupuncture Benefits - With Alan Jansson

by AlanJansson

Characteristics and benefits of Japanese acupuncture, presented by Alan Jansson, a world-renowned teacher and practitioner from Miami/Gold Coast in Australia.

Although it may be difficult to exactly define Japanese acupuncture, there are a few distinct differences when compared to the traditional Chinese method.

After a brief section about his credentials and work experience, Alan Jansson will introduce you to some of the basic principles of this ancient healing art form, and he will provide you with resources for more information. What may concern you most: Japanese acupuncture treatments are dynamic, very gentle, and, due to the use of ultra-thin needles, virtually pain-free!

Alan Jansson - Practitioner And Teacher

Credentials and personal info
  • Bachelor of Acupuncture (1985) Practitioner Diploma of Acupuncture (1984)
  • Diploma in Massage (1981)
  • Australian representative Japanese Meridian Therapy Association (2000 – )
  • Fellow Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association # 0148
  • Member Australian Traditional Medical Society # 270


Japanese acupunctureAlan has served as a board member of the Australian Acupuncture Association, as head of the acupuncture department of the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences, and as a senior lecturer at the Academy of Natural Therapies, Gold Coast TAFE.

30 years in clinical practice, he is the founder of Worldacupuncture.com (since 1984) and the director of both the Australian Centre for Natural Medicine (1996) and the Institute of Classical Oriental Medicine (1996).


Alan Jansson has 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters. He enjoys photography, videography, music, and surfing.


Watch Alan Jansson At Work

Notice the patient's completely relaxed state

What Is Japanese Acupuncture?

Basic characteristics and philosophy

Special characteristics of Japanese acupuncture (compared with other traditions) include the techniques of superficial needling, non-retention needling, and the use of extremely fine needles.

Strong emphasis is placed on...

  • practitioner/patient connection
  • kindness
  • attention to detail
  • patient comfort

"Respecting the Qi" is a core principle of Japanese acupuncture. Alan Jansson explains:

"Awareness of deficiency is a vital aspect of traditional Japanese acupuncture. Respecting the patient's Qi, keeping him assured, warm, and comfortable so that he is able to relax to the fullest extent ... also benefits treatments greatly."

Introduction To Japanese Acupuncture And Brief History

Acupuncture Can Help With...

(Partial list of conditions)
  • lower back pain
  • migraine and other headaches
  • stress and anxiety
  • cold and flus
  • insomnia
  • fatigue, post viral syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome
  • degenerative eye disease
  • infertility, menstrual pain, menopausal conditions
  • and much, much more!

 For more information, please visit Acupuncture Gold Coast!

Alan Jansson loves to surf
Alan Jansson loves to surf

Can Acupuncture Help With Lower Back Pain?

Sure, says Alan Jansson. Watch the video!

Japanese Acupuncture Gold Coast

An Overview
Updated: 08/10/2012, AlanJansson
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Thank you for your interest in Japanese acupuncture. Feel free to ask your questions here!

katiem2 on 06/04/2012

ronpass, Hi, great to hear from you and learn your doing well. I'm thrilled to begin my own acupuncture journey. The body is an amazing collaboration.

ronpass on 06/04/2012

#katiem2 Acupuncture is great for pain management and I know that Alan also uses Japanese acupuncture for post surgery healing (e.g. where people have had back disc removal or repair). My wife, two sons and I have been obtaining treatment from Alan for years now - for colds and flu, ankle injuries, pneumonia, sports injuries, chronic fatigue syndrome, headaches and stress. I was surprised myself how quickly this gentle form of acupuncture could get my pneumonia under control through building up my immune system and regenerating my body's own healing capacity.

katiem2 on 06/04/2012

WOW very cool, interesting and exciting. I was in a traumatic car accident this past July, had c-disc 3,4,5 and 6 repaired and now have a few bits and pieces of titanium in my spine. I recently completed 9 months of therapy and am still left in considerable pain. I take no pain meds, opted to never do that. I allow pain to determine what I can and cannot do. Anyway long story short, my neurologist suggest I seek acupuncture for pain management and to continue my healing, just learning about it and was very happy to find you here. Welcome to Wizzley, I look forward to learning more about acupuncture, particularly Japanese acupuncture in the very near future. :) K

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