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Dr. Toshikatsu Yamamoto

The inventor of YNSA

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YNSA

YNSA which is also called “neuroacupuncture”, was developed in 1973 by a Japanese doctor named Toshikatsu Yamamoto.  

Yamamoto discovered that using acupuncture on specific points on the scalp effects sensory and motor nerves in other places in the body. Thus, for example, it is possible to treat pain in the hand, using an acupuncture point on the scalp which corresponds to the hand.

In short, the various organs in our body are reflected in our scalp and can be treated effectively through acupuncture of the relevant points for each and every organ.

Benefits

Immediate sense of whether it is working or not. As a result, the patient receives improved treatment, which is tailored to his/her personal needs.

It has in many cases, YNSA effects an improvement in the patient’s motor system. The significance of this achievement may be far-reaching, perhaps including the patient’s reintegration into his/her professional life or a decrease in dependence on the patient’s various other treatments.

Even in cases of irreversible, incurable diseases, “neuroacupuncture” (YNSA) is effective in alleviating symptoms and in contributing to very significant improvement in the patient’s condition.

  • Neurological diseases.

  • Symptoms of neurological disturbances which stem from various diseases.

  • Conditions of various functional disturbances.

  • Chronic or acute pain (back pain, pain in the legs, hands, arms, neck etc).

  • Stroke

  • Paralysis

  • Diseases which cause pain.

  • Difficulty in mobility and limitation in movement.

  • Sensation problems.

  • Acute allergy attacks.

  • Support of fertility and hormonal imbalance in women; gynecological disorders.

  • Psychological disorders, such as anxiety, depression, OCD, ADD, HDHD, insomnia

Patient Advantages

Immediate sense of whether it is working or not. As a result, the patient receives improved treatment, which is tailored to his/her personal needs.

It has in many cases, YNSA effects an improvement in the patient’s motor system. The significance of this achievement may be far-reaching, perhaps including the patient’s reintegration into his/her professional life or a decrease in dependence on the patient’s various other treatments.

Even in cases of irreversible, incurable diseases, “neuroacupuncture” (YNSA) is effective in alleviating symptoms and in contributing to very significant improvement in the patient’s condition.

THE INVENTOR OF YNSA:
DR. TOSHIKATSU YAMAMOTO

YNSA is considered to be a discipline of alternative medicine. However, it was actually developed by a highly experienced physician-Dr. Toshiktzo Yamamoto.

Dr. Yamamoto studied conventional medicine in Tokyo. Once he completed his studies he specialized for two years in Japan and the USA. At the end of this period he joined St. Lucas Hospital in New York, where he worked as an anaesthesiologist. After a few year in New York he moved to Germany, where he specialized in gynaecology and obstetrics. Eventually, aftemany l years abroad, Dr. Yamamoto returned to Tokyo where he opened a private practice.

Many of Dr. Yamamoto's patients were elderly farmers who suffered from severe pain; the results of years of hard work in the rice fields. Consequently, Dr. Yamamoto began devoting a lot of his time to find methods to relieve pain.  Dr. Yamamoto tried to avoid prescribing pain relieving drugs. Howeverm he found that in many cases, strong pain relievers were the only treatment option he had at his disposal.

A happy accident-the discovery of YNSA

When treating patients, Dr. Yamamoto would often dilute the pain relievers with distilled water and then inject the solution into the patients. One day, whilst he was treating an elderly patient, Dr. Yamamoto forgot to add a drug to the water, and the patient accidently received an injection of distilled water. Because being injected with water is extremely painful, indeed the patient suffered from a sharp pain that lasted a short while. However, once this pain subsided, the patient smiled. The original pains from which she had been suffering had  disappeared. Dr. Yamamoto concluded that it was the act of puncturing the patient with the needle that had improved his patient's well-being. Consequently, he began to develop an interest in acupuncture, a field which he had never studied before. At the same time, the rumour about the effective treatment using an injection of water spread, and patients flocked to Dr. Yamamoto's clinic. Dr. Yamamoto began combining acupuncture with combinations of water injections and diluted pain killers into his practice. He also began using acupuncture for treating gynaecological problems and for assisting patients undergoing surgery.

How did YNSA develop?

During the early 1970's Dr. Yamamoto learnt about a scalp acupuncture technique that had been developed in China. He began experimenting with this method. His initial attempts failed. But through trial and error, he eventually developed a scalp acupuncture technique that worked, he named this method Yamamoto New  Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA). He called his method New Scalp Acupuncture because it was different from the original scalp acupuncture method developed in China.