Japanese Medicine

AIMC Berkeley is rooted in Japanese Medicine, which is known for its gentleness, its usefulness in treating sensitive patients (including seniors and children), and its high-quality, easy to use herbal remedies. AIMC Berkeley strives to maintain an ongoing international exchange of expertise by providing a true and impartial education in the foundations of Japanese Medicine, along with the latest advancements and techniques.

Japanese Medicine addresses many conditions, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Acute and Chronic Pain Back
  • Joint, Injury, and Trauma Rehabilitation
  • Women’s Health: Fertility, Hormonal Balance, Healthy Menstrual Cycles
  • Stress Related Disorders: Headaches, Muscular Tension and Stiffness, Insomnia

Types of Traditional Japanese Treatments

Hari (Japanese Acupuncture)
Strategic placement of acupuncture needles around the body relieve pain and tension, balance physiologic functions, and initiate self-healing processes. The use of ultra-fine needles and highly refined protocols maximize treatment effectiveness and comfort. Japanese acupuncture, or Hari, is gentle and relaxing, and works well for highly sensitive people.
Okyu (Moxibustion Heat Therapy)
Traditional heat therapy involving the burning of the small half-grain amounts of the herb artemis vulgaris, enhances blood flow and metabolic activity in order to normalize tissue function and provide comfort and relief.
Shiatsu/Anma (Medical Body Work)
Bodywork techniques (kneading, tapping and pressure) involving finger, thumb, and palm provide diagnostic information and relaxation as well as enhance smooth circulation of blood and fluids throughout the body.
Kampo (Japanese Herbal Medicine)
Utilizes the combination of refined herbal formulas to balance physiological function and maximize self-healing.