Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA) is named after the Japanese physician, Dr. Toshikatsu Yamamoto, who developed this acupuncture system in 1973. Since its introduction, YNSA has advanced with the discovery of additional acupuncture points, which are mainly located on the scalp. YNSA is used to treat neurological conditions, and is both effective and immediate in in stroke patients with pain and/or restricted mobility. As a result, the use of YNSA has increased and has become the most frequently used form of acupuncture. YNSA comprises basic acupuncture points (somatopes) mainly on the scalp, as well as on other body regions. In addition to providing symptomatic relief, YNSA can sometimes be curative therapy.
The duration of the workshop is three days, 8 hours a day. The workshop is an active learning workshop during which the participants will learn the basic acupuncture points which were first described by Yamamoto and which are currently used to effectively treat a wide range of neurological and orthopedic conditions.
Introduction – Who is Dr. Toshikatsu Yamamoto and the background of the discovery of YNSA.
Learning the location and function of the basic points, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H.
Learning Ypsilon points, cranial nerves points.
Neck and elbow diagnoses.
Tinnitus an master key points.
Learning when and how to apply YNSA.
Demonstration of YNSA treatment.
About David Bomzon
David Bomzon is a therapist and lecturer specializing in classical Chinese medicine and the YNSA scalp acupuncture method. David is the founder of the Pnima Center in Haifa, Israel.
This center is devoted to the practice of complementary medicine in an integrative manner, in which patients are encouraged to supplement the benefits of conventional medicine with complementary treatments.since its establishment in 2007 , the center has become the leading center for Chinese medicine in Haifa, and the leading center for teaching YNSA in Israel. David teaches rehabilitative Chinese medicine and is a senior lecturer at the Reidman College for complimentary and integrative medicine, which is an established l college for Chinese and complementary medicine in Israel. He is considered a leading authority on Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA), and is regularly invited to lecture on this topic at professional gatherings and conferences. He is involved in clinical Research examining the benefits of YNSA scalp acupuncture for neurological rehabilitation. David Bomzon believes that the body has an immense capacity to heal itself, and that his job as a therapist is to remind the body how to do this. Throughout his career David as a therapist, lecturer and mentor David has pushed for the integral combination of acupuncture, Chinese medicine and scalp acupuncture. Today he is one of the leading therapists in Israel specializing in rehabilitative and integrative acupuncture.
About Avi Amir
Avi Amir is a therapist specializing in Chinese medicine and medical massage therapy. He specializes in the treatment of orthopedic problems and pain. Avi Amir also practices YNSA acupuncture, which he studied under the guidance of Dr. Toshikatsu Yamamoto, founder of this technique. Avi maintains regular contact with Dr. Yamamoto, through which he remains updated on developments in the field. Avi is co-founder of the International School of Scalp Acupuncture, and is an active managing partner of the community clinic at the Pnima Center, the leading center for Chinese medicine in Haifa, and the leading center for teaching YNSA in Israel. At Pnima, Avi treats over 150 patients a week using Chinese medicine and medical massage techniques. He also uses his vast experience with YNSA as well his teaching skills to enrich the skills of other therapists and health care professionals with knowledge on this unique method. Avi recently established a unique support center at Pnima, which provides professional enrichment, as well as professional guidance to new graduates in the field of complementary medicine. The center is the first of its kind in Israel, and helps individuals interested in doing so to combine scalp acupuncture into their practice. Avi Amir believes that YNSA acupuncture is an inseparable part of his clinical paradigm and of his life. He is glad to have been given to opportunity to broaden the toolbox of other therapists and health care providers by teaching them this unique method, and by passing on the knowledge and experience he has gained. He feels this is the best way to ensure that a maximal number of patients benefit from this treatment method.