Skip links

Acupuncture Abergavenny

Our Traditional Japanese Acupuncture Therapy

Book Consultation

At the Amatsu Centre Abergavenny, we utilise Japanese Acupuncture Therapy for many patients who benefit from reductions in chronic pain and long-term ailments. Japanese acupuncture is a gentle therapy using the thinnest of all acupuncture needles, with the therapy being performed at the surface and barely penetrating the skin.

At the Amatsu clinic, the Japanese acupuncture service is provided in combination with our physical treatment. Performing both the needling and manual therapy enhances the positive effects of both treatments greater than the effects of being performed on their own.

Japanese acupuncture practitioners rely heavily on palpation of the body to determine where to insert thin needles.

Originating from ancient Japan’s many blind practitioners, this is done with very thin needles inserted via a guiding tube. Needling is painless and the therapy is very mild.

Not sure which treatment would be best for your condition?

Book an initial consultation with Stephan here, read more about our hands-on Amatsu therapy or continue reading about our traditional Japanese acupuncture.

The History of Japanese Acupuncture

Acupuncture originated in traditional Chinese medicine over 3,000 years ago. The technique was officially introduced to Japanese monk physicians in A.D. 562. Since then and for 1,500 years, Japanese physical therapists have consistently been improving and refining their traditional methods.


What Are the Differences Between Japanese and Chinese Acupuncture?

Japanese acupuncture uses much finer needles than traditional Chinese acupuncture and dry needling, being much more gentle and less painful.

The master of acupuncture Waichi Sugiyama invented the guide tube technique for needle inserting in the 18th century, making needle insertion faster and painless, as well as helping keep the needles safe and clean.

The Many Benefits of Japanese Acupuncture

Dry needle acupuncture points act as gates, sending energetic information via the fascia deep into the body.

Traditional Japanese Acupuncture has many benefits for chronic pain and other ailments:

Encourages Self-Healing

Small needles are inserted, providing the body with a small electrical stimulus producing natural balance. The simple and effective complementary medicine technique encourages healing from chronic pain, sports injury and many other conditions.

Restores blockage

The Japanese acupuncture needling technique has been used by physical therapists for thousands of years. The needles release areas of blocked Qi within the body, stimulating organ function and promoting health.

Improves Circulation

Restoring areas of blocked Qi enhances blood flow and circulation throughout the entire body.

Ultrasound techniques have shown improved circulation for those suffering from sciatica and vertigo, by the British Acupuncture Council.

Decreases Chronic Pain

Dry needling treatment acts as a natural analgesic. Using the thin filiform needles to tap into the body’s trigger points, Japanese style acupuncture interrupts pain signaling.

Balances Body Chemistry

Private acupuncture practitioners can influence the body’s chemical responses via the nervous system.

Reduces Inflammation

Thermal imaging reveals that acupuncture effectively reduces inflammation by reducing inflammation markers, or proteins, in the body.

Our Acupuncture Services

The Acupuncture Abergavenny clinic at the Amatsu Centre welcomes customers from around South Wales.

Customers often travel to the Acupuncture clinic from around South Wales and nearby including Hereford, Cwmbran, Newport, Monmouth, Brecon, Cardiff and Abergavenny.

Book a treatment or consultation online

We would welcome any new acupuncture patients located in South Wales. Please use our online booking system to book your next appointment with Stephan, or to arrange your initial consultation.

Go to booking system

Alternatively, you can call the clinic on 07710 285104 or email