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Essence of Hari:

A Foundational Training Program

-Takayuki Koei Kuwahara, LAc

Modified Due to Covid-19
January - October 2020
75 NW Couch St
Portland, OR 97209
Sat/Sun: 9am - 5pm
$1,975 (Professionals)
$1,425 (Students)
Seminar is Full
65 NCCAOM PDAs (13/module)
65 California CEUs (13/module; CEP #1137, Category #1)
TJM Seminars of Portland refund policy:
90% refund applied if request received greater than 2-weeks from date of event
No refunds if cancellation received within 2-weeks of event*
"This system does not rely on stimulating the nervous system through de qi...rather than strong stimulation, patients feel a deep relaxation & awakening we refer to as a “return to nature."
-Kuwahara sensei

Module Dates Modified due to Covid-19

  • January 11-12, 2020; Module 1: Introduction to Japanese Meridian Therapy

  • February 22-23, 2020; Module 2: Abdominal Diagnosis and Yu-Sha & Wa-Ho Techniques

  • March 14-15, 2020; Module 3: Hari Futomani and Gassho Ceremony

  • Modified to 3 online sessions - Module 4: How to Find Effective Points & Apply the Correct Technique (Sanshin, Okyu, Chinetsu-Kyu and 3-edge needle) 

    • -July 12th; July 26th; August 9th (9am-2:30pm)

  • Modified to October 24-25, 2020; (Online 9am-5pm) Module 5: Pulse Quality & How to Determine Treatment

HARI is a specific style of Meridian Therapy, rooted in the principles of Ancient Kototama as well as the practice of Shinkiko (energy therapy). Within a state of zen, HARI offers a peaceful space to provide quality hands-on care. HARI is a holistic, personalized medicine based on modern and traditional medical science. Utilizing symptomology, empirical knowledge, and the sense known as intuition, HARI facilitates the healing of the self, by the self, by reintroducing the body to the flow of nature.

HARI is a complete treatment system based on the evaluation techniques of Traditional Japanese Meridian Therapy (Keiraku-chiryo) and five phases as well as the eight-power model derived from theoretical foundations of Japanese Classics. The HARI system is a flexible approach that draws from the strengths of various acupuncture styles.


This is an extraordinary opportunity to study a truly energetic and comprehensive system that does not rely on stimulating the nervous system through de qi, but reies on touch diagnosis and superficial needle techniques. Rather than strong stimulation, all the patient usually feels is deep relaxation and awakening of special phenomenon within the patient we refer to as a “return to nature”.

What Can I Expect to Learn?

  • Foundation of the HARI system, theory through clinical application

  • How to find active, live acupuncture points to diagnose and treat

  • Enhanced palpation techniques, essential to detect changes in tissue and location of acupoints

  • Enhanced intuition, through your hands and in your meditative state of mind

  • Unique teishin and moxibustion techniques

  • Ki & Breathing Exercises (Kototama Meditation) to assist you & your patients

The majority of this training is hands on...

The theoretical aspects of HARI are easily mastered so most of the seminar time is used for hands on training and feedback. This is the key to really learning HARI and producing results in your clinical practice. The seminar format allows you to learn, ask questions and develop skills while practicing with live feedback from instructors. In particular, the Mind/Body/Spirit posture and Kototama techniques are incorporated into the program to improve the practitioner’s health while also improving the quality of treatment.

Read a Testimonial from Dr. Britton Mann, DAOM, LAc

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Instructor Bio


Takayuki Koei Kuwahara, LAc

Kuwahara-sensei has been practicing Acupuncture for 40+yrs in Boston and in Japan, employing both classical Japanese Acupuncture and Japanese Medical Ki Gong to support patients. After graduating from Tokyo Therapeutic Institute in 1979, he went on to complete an intensive live-in five-year apprenticeship with Fukushima Kodo, renowned practitioner and developer of the Toyo Hari system of acupuncture. Having taught for the Toyo Hari Association for 15 years, Mr. Kuwahara now teaches his unique (Hari) style of acupuncture that draws from the various systems practiced by his teachers: Sensei Masamichi Shimada (Kototama), Tetsuo Shiomi, Masakazu Ikeda, Denmei Shudo (Meridian therapy), Kunsei Kudo (Bloodletting), Masanori Tanioka (Pediatrics), and Masato Nakagawa (Shinkiko/ Ki-Gong). Since visiting NESA as a guest instructor in 1991, he has taught several JAS courses as well as continuing education programs in many parts of the world. He is the editor of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture –Fundamentals of Meridian Therapy, a comprehensive JMT textbook, and of numerous acupuncture articles. He has practiced Aikido and Iaido for 45 years and lives in Watertown, MA, where he maintains a private practice.

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