Introduction to Toyohari

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 137 S Easton Rd, Glenside, PA


  • Must be a member of the APA or other State Acupuncture Association. Please be prepared to verify membership if requested.
  • Must be a member of the APA or other State Acupuncture Association. Be prepared to verify your membership status if asked.

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Introduction to Toyohari


Zoe Brenner, L.Ac., Dip.Ac., Dipl.CH

Toyohari is a form of traditional East Asian medicine. It is a refined system of Japanese meridian therapy. It is different from most other forms of acupuncture in that it uses delicate needle techniques (often non-inserted) and specialized treatment methods, placing great emphasis on the use of pulse diagnosis and palpation skills. The diagnosis and treatment focuses on feeling the movement of the Qi directly. Its theoretical foundation is derived from the medical classics: Nei Jing Su Wen and Ling Shu and primarily the Nan Jing. More information can be found at

In this workshop, we will cover:

Some background of Toyohari Meridian Therapy, an overview of basic 5 Phase relationship theory within this system, an overview of diagnosis including pulse diagnosis techniques, demonstration of some special contact needling techniques and complete treatment demonstration. NCCAOM- 7PDAs.

Zoë Brenner, L.Ac., Dip.Ac., Dipl.CH, has been practicing acupuncture since 1976. She has taught and written about acupuncture theory and practice, history and the Chinese classics, and Chinese Herbal Medicine in the U.S. and Europe.

She started studying Toyohari in 1997 and has continued her study with senior Japanese teachers in the U.S., Japan and Europe. She completed a two year advanced training seminar in Europe. Zoe has been teaching Toyohari since 2000 and is the currently the Academic Dean of the Toyohari Association of N.A. and the President of the Washington, D.C. Branch.

Zoe continues an active practice of acupuncture specializing in Toyohari. She really gets pleasure in teaching and coaching acupuncturists to appreciate, feel the Qi with their hands and being able to perform the nuanced needle techniques of this style of treatment.

Early Bird Pricing until March 31st

Cancellation Policy- 50% refund before April 1st- No refund on or after April 15th.

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