Kototama Inochi Medicine

Burning moxaKototama Inochi Medicine is an extraordinary style of traditional Japanese acupuncture that originated through the work of Sensei Nakazono, Osensei. Through his years of study, practice, and integration of Aikido, natural medicine, and the Kototama spiritual  principle, Nakazono Sensei created an unparalleled and powerful form of medicine. Combining his studies from such great teachers as Ueshiba Osensei, Osawa Sensei, and Ogasawara Sensei, he integrated his work over many years to create a form of medicine that combines traditions of Japanese acupuncture & bodywork, traditional Japanese pulse diagnosis.

Kototama Inochi Medicine is distinctive in that it is based almost entirely on subtle pulse diagnosis – the pulses never lie!   It also incorporates ‘jingei’ or carotid artery pulse.  It integrates very light and shallow acupuncture, moxibustion, and an exceptional tradition of Japanese physical therapy, similar in some ways to shiatsu.  There is no other form of medicine that does this – it is unique and incredibly powerful. It’s clinical relevance and effectiveness is unparalleled.

I was fortunate to study this unique form of healing with Sensei Nakazono’s protégé, Dr. Ted Hall, who encouraged me to ‘be the medicine’ and ‘make it my own’, and to share it with those who need it, rather than keeping it an exclusive, close-fisted secret.


Laith Naayem L.Ac., MSOM
Licensed Acupuncturist

New Windsor / Newburgh, NY
Glen Rock / Ridgewood, NJ

(845) 674-7639


The Quiet Mind and Kototama Pulse Reading

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in Acupuncture, Kototama Inochi Medicine | Comments Off on The Quiet Mind and Kototama Pulse Reading

The Quiet Mind and Kototama Pulse Reading

I recall a conversation I had with oriental medicine elder Dr. Daniel Altschuler, who learned Chinese acupuncture in Taiwan, in Mandarin Chinese language medium.  When he was hired as a professor the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine, he had to first study the standard acupunsture and Chinese herbal medicine textbooks used in American curricula, i.e., CAM, Deadman, etc., in order to learn how to communicate Chinese Medicine in English - for example, the numbering system of points along Read more...

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