Essence of Hari: A Foundational Training Program

11 January 2020 09:00 – 17 January 2020 17:00
Location: OCOM Campus, Northwest Couch Street 75, Portland, Oregon, United States
Category: Continuing Education

A Foundational Training Program with Takayuki Koei Kuwahara, LAc

January - May 2020


Sat/Sun: 9am - 5pm

$1,975 (Professionals)

$1,425 (Students)

65 NCCAOM PDAs (Pending; 13/module)

65 California CEUs (Pending; 13/module; CEP #1137, Category #1)

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Module Dates

  • 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
  • April 25-26, 2020; Module 4: How to Find Effective Points & Apply the Correct Technique (Sanshin, Okyu, Chinetsu-Kyu and 3-edge needle)
  • May 23-24, 2020; 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.