Updated: Jun 9, 2019
Japanese Acupuncturist: Oran Kivity (B. Ac)
Member of the British Acupuncture Council (overseas)
In practice for over thirty years, Oran Kivity is an award-winning British acupuncturist who brings a unique approach to treatment.
Qualifying in TCM acupuncture in 1987 (Traditional Chinese Medicine), he went on to specialise in gentle Japanese acupuncture methods.
Oran enjoys the warmth of the Malaysian climate and culture.
He dedicates his time outside clinic to writing, teaching and blogging about the healing benefits of Japanese Acupuncture.
The origins of Toyohari
For hundreds of years, blind people in Japan have been encouraged to enter the healing arts, particularly acupuncture.
With their enhanced sense of touch and sensitivity, they have had a major influence on the way it has evolved in Japan.
The Toyohari Association of Japan was set up in 1959 by blind practitioners.
It has developed its own unique style of acupuncture, requiring great sensitivity.
It takes years of focus and repetition for practitioners to master their practice and enhance their skills.
In the 1980’s, the Toyohari Association opened its doors both to sighted practitioners and to overseas practitioners and has made considerable efforts to teach and share the gentle approaches of Japanese Acupuncture as an alternative treatment internationally, with many practitioners now practising in the USA, Europe and Australia.
Oran has been practising Toyohari since 1999 and is the only registered practitioner of Toyohari in Malaysia.
Why should I consider the treatment?
Although it is gentle in its approach, Japanese acupuncture is very effective, using many techniques other than needling, including Fukaya moxibustion, Ion pumping and Ontake warm bamboo.
Oran has specialised in pain-free Japanese acupuncture methods for adults and children and has developed his own methods for treating stubborn and severe pain.
How does Japanese Acupuncture work?
In acupuncture, it is thought that if you have an imbalance in the flow of energy in the meridians, then you may develop symptoms such as pain.
Like a tree in nature, an imbalance starts in the roots (energy and function) and can be seen in the branches (symptoms and pain).
Japanese Acupuncture focuses on holistic healing at both these two levels: the root and branch.
Treatment is designed to treat your overall vitality and energy, as well as to relieve your symptoms.
Another important aim of treatment is to balance the structure of the body by releasing areas that feel tight and strengthening areas that feel loose or weak.
In traditional terms, this is explained in terms of balancing yin and yang, regulating the front, back, upper and lower sections of the body.
Treatment comprises a multi-step sequence which starts with you lying on your back and continues with you turning over for more treatment.
For people in severe pain and with limited mobility, treatment can be given in a chair.
The sequence is customised to your needs and may use any of a broad range of acupuncture, moxibustion and cupping techniques.
Conditions we treat
Stress and anxiety