- Hi one of my students is going to be spending time in Australia at
the end of March and would like to observe some acupuncturists
Can anyone give me some leads.
- Dear Shad -
One of the best Acupuncturists in Australia is in the north of
Australia on the beautiful Gold Coast. His name is Alan Jaanson, and
your student would have a wonderful experience studying with Alan.
Alan is a longtime student of Mazakazu Ikeda Sensei - current president
of the Japanese Meridian Therapy Association. This style of Acupuncture
is the same practiced by Shudo Denmai Sensei whom I am sure you have
heard of. Shudo has a couple of books out in English, and the Meridian
Therapy Association recently released a book in English in the US.
Alan was at one point the official representative of the Australian
Traditional Japanese Acupuncture Association and he sponsored all of
Ikeda Sensei's workshops there. He has also traveled extensively to
Japan to apprentice with Ikeda Sensei, and he taught a workshop on
Traditional Japanese Acupuncture in San Diego last year.
Alan has probably been in practice for about 20 years, he is tall,
gregarious, and has an amazing gift for Acupuncture. I could not
recommend him more highly. However - please understand that Alan - like
most Traditional Meridian Acupuncturists - is an Acupuncturist, not an
herbalist. This is not TCM. Meridian Therapy uses extremely light
needling techniques, refined moxibustion therapy, and focuses primarily
on meridian and abdominal diagnosis - not Zang Fu. It is very
effective, and beautiful to watch or experience. Please refer your
student to Shudo Denmai's books. I think they are published by Eastland
press as Dan Bensky is also a student of Shudo Sensei and Ikeda Sensei.
You can reach Alan at the following email address - and please say that
I sent you:
Hope this helps...
Ray Rubio, L. Ac.
Emperor's College Faculty.
If you or your student needs to reach me, you may email me directly at
PS. - for a more TCM approach, your student may want to contact either
Will Mclean or Jane Lyttleton - Authors of the Clinical Handbooks to
Internal Medicine/volume 1& 2. I think that they are both in Sydney.
You can reach them through the publishers. Will also authored with his
wife the Patent Medicine Clinical Guide.
On Monday, March 1, 2004, at 11:15 AM, shadjody wrote:
> Hi one of my students is going to be spending time in Australia at
> the end of March and would like to observe some acupuncturists
> working there.
> Can anyone give me some leads.
> Shad Reinstein
> Bastyr University
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