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Poku Acupuncture

Kimberly Salzgeber R.Ac

Registered Acupuncturist (Japanese | Chinese – Styles)

Japanese acupuncture or Chinese acupuncture is there really a difference?

One of the most obvious differences between Japanese and Chinese Acupuncture is the pre-treatment. With Japanese, observation is obtained by palpation of the hara (abdomen) along with other areas referred to as reflex points. Where Chinese acupuncture relies on the theoretical training and history of the patient, the Japanese style finds the exact needle location of each needle by checking how the point affects the area they are palpating before the needle is inserted. Another large difference is the use of moxa specifically O’kyu or rice grain moxa, which has so many fantastic qualities. I would encourage you to listen to this podcast.

Many years ago, I volunteered at our local hospital. I had always known from a young age I wanted to study health. It was years later when realized there were many different healing modalities, not just the western medical way I was introduced to as a young girl.  In China, I was able to see all of these modalities working well together.

Background and Skills

After receiving my diploma for TCM (Chinese) acupuncture and my Doctor of Chinese medicine, I travelled to China to complete an internship in an integrated Chinese western hospital in Mianyang China. I have also studied useful adjunct therapies such as; sports acupuncture, massage, myofascial trigger point therapy, myofascial massage, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, reflexology, yoga, and my current studies in Japanese Acupuncture.

Outside of work.

I enjoy playing anything outside, with my young growing family. I also have a great passion for Japanese Acupuncture, I am grateful to have found incredible teachers, I enjoy listening to their teachings and learning from their wisdom. One could say I have found love in my work!