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Treatment Methods

For most patients I employ both:

  • ‘Root Treatment’, which aims for an improvement in the overall condition of the patient and enhances the body’s innate ability to reach homeostasis or balance, and
  • ‘Branch Treatment’, focusing on the symptoms to alleviate discomfort.

    I practice these Japanese acupuncture methods that I describe below:

    • Meridian Therapy (Keiraku Chiryo),
    • Manaka Style Yin-Yang Channel Balancing Therapy,
    • Toyohari Therapy (non-insertion techniques),
    • Jin Shin Acupressure,
    • and Zen Style Shiatsu.

All of these stress the ‘root – branch’ treatment approach and employ various specialized techniques to further the healing process.

Meridian Therapy is based on a systematic approach of pulse, abdominal, and meridian palpation. The needles are painlessly inserted at a very shallow level. The progress of the treatment is continually monitored by changes in pulse and abdomen.

Manaka ‘Yin-Yang Channel Balancing Therapy’ relies on polarity devices, such as the ion-pumping chords, ion beam, and electrostatic absorbers. Needles are inserted at a very shallow level and then special copper wires are attached to the needles to encourage change in the bio-electric dynamic in the body. When utilizing this approach, we address root – branch treatments in 5 different steps, employing moxibustion, channel needling and shiatsu massage. Treatment is assessed and monitored by changes in the abdominal wall. This treatment is extremely successful in treating musculo-skeletal issues, especially whiplash.

Toyohari Therapy is a technically advanced form of Meridian Therapy where a non-insertion technique produces positive effect. Generally, needles or other pure silver ‘tools’ are held to the acupuncture point or stroked on the meridians to effect change in the body. This form of therapy is especially useful for people concerned about needles, the elderly or children. Treatment is assessed by monitoring the changes in skin, pulse and abdomen.

Jin Shin Acupressure utilizes the ‘8 extra channels’ that are more like ‘broad planes’ of energy lying deep within the body. The patient lies on the table while the practitioner connects various points on the body with touch. Specific points and patterns are used during the hour long session. One often accesses a deep trance state of relaxation and peace.

Zen Style Shiatsu employs deep pressure on the ‘tsubos’ or acupressure points and musculature of the body. The diagnosis and treatment are one in the same: palpation. Various forms of pressure and manipulation treat the issues at hand. The patient remains fully clothed (loose clothing is best) and lies on a futon on the floor or the treatment can be done on a massage table. Patients often report the affects of the treatment last 3-5 days after after Shiatsu.

Call today at 206.706.4511 to set up your first appointment.


"Everything, working together; total system integration. That’s what I asked for. And that is what I got, what I always get. And always served up with a large-handed, big-hearted generosity that all by itself has curative powers!

I have asked for help from Randy Clere for everything from asthma and other..."


Meet Randy

Randy Clere, L.Ac, Dipl.Ac, MNLP, CH, I have practiced Oriental Medicine and related arts for 30+ years and have had a passion and commitment to provide the most effective and highest level of care to each and everyone of my patients. Throughout the years...


Wisteria Healing Arts

16720 North Park Ave. N.
Shoreline WA, 98133
Phone: 206.706.4511