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Traditional Oriental therapeutics recognized by the Japanese Ministry of Health and in Canada, by the Government of British Columbia.

Oriental medicine was brought to Japan from China in the 6th century. During its 1400-year history in Japan, Japanese physicians refined and created techniques and ideas that differed from those of the Chinese.

Acupuncture ( japanese acupuncture ), moxibustion and shiatsu acupressure has analgesic, relaxing, toning, balancing, and restorative effects on the body. Some conditions that are successfully treated with acupuncture, moxibustion and shiatsu include:

headache migraine cluster headaches
occipital neuralgia dizziness pelade ( patchy hair loss )
facial palsy tired eyes dry eyes
sinusitis congestion earache
tinnitus TMJ ( jaw pain ) toothache
pre operative dental pain management post operative dental pain whiplash injury
neck pain shoulder pain frozen shoulder
baseball shoulder rotator cuff pain TOS ( thoracic outlet syndrome )
bursitis tendonitis tennis elbow
golfer's elbow carpal tunnel syndrome numbness in hands
rib pain back pain buttocks pain
tailbone pain groin pain lumbar disc herniation
sciatica piriformis syndrome intercostal neuralgia
CPP ( chronic pelvic pain ) a torn muscle ( a pulled muscle ) knee pain
jumper's knee ( patella tendinitis ) meniscus tear runners knee ( iliotibial tract friction syndrome ITFS )
cramp in the calf shinsplint ( medial tibial stress syndrome ) achilles tendon pain
ankle sprain plantar fasciitis ( foot pain ) stress fracture
myofascial pain muscle strain muscle tension
arthritis neuralgia asthma
fibromyalgia rehabilitation from injury and surgery rehabilitation from stroke
post operative & chemotherapy nausea & vomiting PMS ( pre menstrual syndrome incl. menstrual cramps ) other menstrual irregularities
menopause infertility ( sterility ) habitual abortion ( recurrent miscarriage )
discomforts of pregnancy ( after the fourth month ) breech fetal positioning labor induction and easier delivery
insufficient milk production mastitis poor circulation ( cold hands & feet )
external hemorrhoids IBS ( irritable bowel syndrome ) stress related digestive disorders ( incl. stomach ulcer )
normalizing bowel function ( incl. diarrhea & constipation ) insomnia nervousness
minor anxiety minor depression chronic fatigue
stress sports injuries pimple ( acne )
facial rejuvenation ( acupuncture face lift or cosmetic acupuncture )    


The World Health Organization ( WHO ) Seminar made the following provisional list of diseases that may be helped with acupuncture treatment. This list is based on clinical experience and not necessarily on controlled clinical research. The inclusion of specific diseases is not meant to indicate the extent of acupuncture's effectiveness in treating them.

Over 50 commonly encountered clinical disorders that lend themselves to acupuncture treatment include:

NOSE AND THROAT DISORDERS such as acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, the common cold and acute tonsillitis.

RESPIRATORY DISORDERS such as acute bronchitis and bronchial asthma (especially in children and in patients without complicating diseases).

EYE DISORDERS such as acute conjunctivitis, central retinitis, myopia (in children) and cataracts (without complications).

MOUTH DISORDERS such as toothache, post-extraction pain, gingivitis and acute or chronic pharyngitis.

GASTRO-INTESTINAL DISORDERS such as spasms of the esophagus and cardia, hiccough, gastroptosis, acute and chronic gastritis, gastric hyperacidity, chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief), acute duodenal ulcer (without complications), acute and chronic colitis, acute bacillary dysentery, constipation, diarrhea and paralytic ileus.

NEUROLOGICAL AND MUSCULO-SKELETAL DISORDERS such as headache, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, facial palsy (within 3-6 months of onset), pareses following stroke, peripheral neuropathies, sequelae of poliomyelitis (within 6 months of onset), Ménière's disease, neurogenic bladder dysfunction, nocturnal enuresis, intercostal neuralgia, cervicobrachial syndrome, "frozen shoulder", "tennis elbow", sciatica, low back pain, osteoarthritis and dizziness.

CIRCULATORY DISORDERS such as hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis and anemia.

UROGENITAL DISORDERS such as stress incontinence, urinary tract infections and sexual dysfunction.

GYNECOLOGICAL DISORDERS such as irregular, heavy or painful menstruation, infertility in women and men, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS including depression and anxiety.

ADDICTIONS such as alcohol, nicotine and drugs.



Masamichi ( Daichan ) Shibata, R.Ac., Vancouver, BC
Canadian ( BC ) registered and Japanese lincensed acupuncturist
Japanese lincensed massage, anma, tuina and shiatsu acupressure therapist
member of the College of TCM Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Coiumbia ( CTCMA )
member of the B.C. Qualified Acupuncturists and TCM Practitioners association ( QATCM )

Japanese Acupuncture and Shiatsu Acupressure clinic in Vancouver
#412-1755 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6J 4S5

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