Classes For Acupuncturists

L0031715 A treatise on the pulse published by Wang

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Introduction to Toyohari Japanese Meridian Therapy

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.

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.


 Date: Sunday, July 26, 2015

 Location:  4801 Dorsey Hall Dr. #202,  Ellicott City, MD  21042

Time:  9:00 – 5:00 pm

Tuition $125.00

(register by July 11.  No refunds if canceled after July 18)


Date:  Saturday, August 1, 2015

Location:  Issa Physical Therapy, 6010 Executive Blvd.  Suite 704, North Bethesda, MD  20852

Time:  9:00 – 5:00 pm

Tuition:  $125.00

 (register by July 18.  No refunds if canceled afterJuly25)


Please make checks payable to TANA and send to:

Zoe Brenner, 11106 Mitscher St., Kensington, MD  20895


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.

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Which Location?    Ellicott City  ___    or   North Bethesda  ____


 Basic Toyohari Meridian Therapy Training Program

9 Month Training Program starting in October 2015 through June 2016. For more details see