Kunitachi Ozawa Acupuncture Clinic.

explaining about acupuncture

About acupuncture

About acupuncture

Here is a summary of what you need to know about acupuncture and acupuncture treatment.

we use safe and reliable needles made by SEIRIN.

Our clinic used the needles manufactured by SEIRIN Co. these needles are made up of only three parts body, handle, and the tube, and are recognized worldwide for their uniformity and high quality. the needles are made of stainless steel and are disposable (single use), so there is no risk of infection. there are several types of acupuncture needles, ranging from 0.12mm to 0.30mm in thickness and 30mm to 60mm in length, we choose needles depending on the patient's condition.


here is a video of president Ozawa's treatment.

does not acupuncture hurt?


acupuncture needles are about the same thickness as a human hair. also acupuncture needle manufacturers have evolved their technology to create a subtle roundness on the tip of the ultra-thin needles, making them gentler to use and smoother to insert than ever before. depending on the location, you may feel a slight stinging sensation, but we do not think it is anything to worry about. in fact, when we approached trigger points directly, you will feel the unique feeling, which is our specialty, and you will realize the cause of stiffness and pain.

acupuncture is a treatment method recognized as effective by the World Health Organization (WHO).

acupuncture has been used for more than 4,000 years to treat various diseases as well as stiffness. acupuncture is also recognized by the WHO for its effectiveness. the following are some of the indications for acupuncture treatment recognized by the WHO.

Indications for Acupuncture

  • Nervous system disorders
    ※ Neuralgia, Nerve paralysis, Convulsion, Post-stroke syndrome, Autonomic imbalance, Headache, Vertigo, Insomnia, Neurosis, Neurosis, Hysteria
  • Motor system diseases
    Arthritis, ※Rheumatism, ※Cervicobrachial syndrome, ※Cervical sprain sequela, ※Shoulder, Tendonitis, ※Back pain, Sequelae of trauma (fracture, contusion, whiplash, sprain)
  • Cardiovascular diseases
    Cardiac neuropathy, arteriosclerosis, hypertension and hypotension, palpitations, shortness of breath
  • Respiratory system diseases
    Bronchitis, asthma, colds and prevention
  • Digestive system diseases
    Gastrointestinal diseases (gastritis, indigestion, gastrostomies, excessive gastric acidity, diarrhea, constipation), cholecystitis, hepatic dysfunction, hepatitis, gastroduodenal ulcer, hemorrhoids
  • Metabolic endocrinopathy
    Graves' disease, diabetes mellitus, gout, beriberi, anemia
  • Reproductive and urinary system diseases
    Cystitis, Urethritis, Sexual dysfunction, Urinary retention, Nephritis, Prostate hypertrophy, pubic atrophy
  • Gynecological diseases
    Menopausal disorders, mastitis, leukorrhea, menstrual pain, menstrual irregularity, sensitivity to cold, blood circulation, infertility
  • Otorhinolaryngological disease
    Otitis media, Tinnitus, Hearing loss, Meniere's disease, Nasal hemorrhage, Rhinitis, Chrysopsis’s, Laryngitis, Paronychia
  • Ophthalmological Disorders
    Eye strain, pseudomyopia, conjunctivitis, tired eyes, blurred vision, rash
  • Pediatric diseases
    Pediatric neurosis (crying at night, canker sores, night terrors, indigestion, picky eater, loss of appetite, insomnia), pediatric asthma, allergic eczema, parotitis, nocturia, improvement of weak constitution

of the above diseases, acupuncture and moxibustion are covered by health insurance in Japan for ※neuralgia, ※rheumatism, ※cervical shoulder syndrome, ※cervical sprain sequelae, ※shoulder pain, and ※lumbago.

acupuncture and immunity

as you can see from the results of many studies, it is recognized that acupuncture and moxibustion therapy enhances the immune system.

as a matter of fact, one of our patients was a relative of Dr. Hara Shimentaro, and he told us a lot about the immunity of moxibustion. Dr. Shimenaro is a doctor called "Dr. moxibustion " who advocated the activation of immune cells by moxibustion (at a level that would burn you). (in these days, doing such a thing is a serious matter.) In the past, there were many people with moxibustion burns. (there are still some now, but...)

this is a story about moxibustion, but acupuncture can also activate the immune system.
at our clinic, which specializes in clinical acupuncture, we often hear from patients that they are less likely to catch colds since they started coming here. as for acupuncture and immunity i will skip the general information about acupuncture and immunity, as it can be found in the information of each treatment center and research institute. i would like to tell you why our unique acupuncture treatment (trigger points acupuncture treatment) leads to improved immunity.

it is stressful society. the autonomic nervous system of people's bodies is in a state of disarray, and the autonomic nervous system of the body is always in a state of sympathetic nervous tension → increased granulocytes... the body's autonomic nervous system is always in a state of sympathetic nervous tension and increased granulocytes. it is not uncommon for people to wake up from sleep already tired, and the condition of the neck is worsening due to PC work and smart phones. There is a close relationship between the deterioration of the neck condition and the disturbance of the autonomic nervous system.

in recent years, i have been concerned about the increasing number of young people with long necks. in many cases, when they go to the hospital with subjective symptoms in their neck, they are told that you have a straight neck. the increase in the number of depressed children leads to a loss of kyphosis in the neck and a loss of kyphosis in the cervical spine. as the condition of the neck worsens, future risks increase (even if there are no symptoms).

while sleep and diet are obvious factors for immunity, (1) autonomic nervous system and (2) digestive environment...these two are very important. the digestive organs are highly susceptible to the effects of the autonomic nervous system, and, increased parasympathetic nerve activity activates digestive motility. our original trigger points feeling has the effect of forcibly activating the parasympathetic nervous system with a resonating sensation. the parasympathetic nervous system needs to be stimulated to increase lymphocytes. the autonomic nervous system is regulated, which in turn activates the balance of immune cells.
the resonance of acupuncture needles with our original trigger points feeling activates the parasympathetic nervous system, increases lymphocytes, and normalizes the body's autonomic nervous system. as a result, the resonance of the acupuncture needles leads to a further increase in immunity compared to general treatment.

i believe that acupuncturists who perform trigger point therapy are also knowledgeable about immunity. there is nothing wrong with boosting immunity, so please feel free to contact us if you would like to boost your immunity through acupuncture, or if you would like to build a stronger body without catching a cold.