One day introduction to Toyohari Acupuncture and full training over 20 days

StartTime: Sat 01 May 2021 9:30 am
Location: Wellington

On May 1st, 2021, the 1-day intro to Toyohari acupuncture is finally being rerun after cancellation prior to Covid 19 lockdown last year.

This is a day for experiencing and learning  about Japanese Toyohari acupuncture    The cost remains at $50 for the day.

You will be taught an overview of the treatments and basic theories explained behind the ToyoHari Acupuncture style. You will experience pulse palpation and learn why we use touch needling and how Kozato treatment enhances our technique and skill. You will experience both tonification and draining needling techniques.

What Students say about Toyohari Acupuncture

            “Learning ToyoHari has opened my eyes to Qi and deepened my practice. The ongoing support and training is life changing.”

The venue is 157 Hataitai Road, Hataitai, Wellington 6021  (This is the Hataitai Centre formally known as the Hataitai bowling club)

Start time is 9.30 am and finish time is 4.45 pm.

The Toyohari intro day will be taught by International Toyohari Teacher  Dr Ted Pearson.

To Apply, email Anne McCann At


Foundation Toyohari Training (full training)

The Course will consist of 20 days divided into 3 - day weekends over a period of 4 months (120 hours in total).

Cost $ 4500 (payment plan available) 

This includes first year membership to ABTA (Australasian Branch of the Toyohari Association) giving study opportunities with Japanese Masters in Australasia and internationally including Japan. Membership also includes receiving the ITN (International Toyohari News).

Venue: 157 Hataitai Rd, Hataitai, Wellington 6021. (this is the Hataitai Centre formerly Known as the Hataitai Bowling Club).


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 Toyohari - Meridian Therapy Toyohari is a school of Japanese Meridian Therapy. It is a theoretically simple but technically sophisticated system of acupuncture differing from other acupuncture styles with an emphasis on palpation skills, pulse diagnosis and use of delicate needle techniques.

Evolving out of earlier developments in Meridian Therapy in the 1930's and 1940's in Tokyo, the Toyohari Association was founded by Kodo Fukushima in 1959 to support blind practitioners to study and practice. Since then, the Toyohari Association has refined unique diagnostic and treatment techniques, developed subtle and effective needle techniques, delivered a structured postgraduate educational programme and later introduced sighted students.

The New Zealand Branch is pleased to announce a Foundation Toyohari training in Wellington from August 2021. Graduation from the 120-hour (20 day) programme entitles the graduate to join the Toyohari Association and become a Registered Toyohari Practitioner.

The principle purpose of the branches is to foster and improve clinical skills by providing ongoing study opportunities both in local study groups and workshops with senior instructors in Japan, Australasia, Europe and USA.

What you will Learn


Diagnosis is based on five phase theory using looking, listening/smelling, questioning and touching. Palpation is highly developed including meridian and abdominal Hara palpation with confirmation via pulse diagnosis applying middle pulse quality and comparative 6 position assessment.

Kozato Method

This is a unique group study method pioneered by Kosato-sensei the first Toyohari vice president. By using specific feedback, it is able to accelerate needling techniques, point location and pulse taking skills.

Treatment Techniques

Many of the needle techniques for Root treatment require either contact or very superficial insertion and are based on profound study of the Ling Shu and Nan Jing Classics. The symptoms can also be addressed directly using a range of branch techniques including Extra-vessels, Moxa techniques, Micro-bleeding, Midday-midnight theory, Cupping, press tacks or intra-dermal needles.


Graduates consistently improve their pulse and palpatory skills and enhance their Qi sensitivity throughout the foundation training. Skills can be further enhanced by attendance at Association workshops with local and international teachers.