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Welcome to Sayoshi Books, a self-publishing imprint devoted to producing books about Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion. If you’re interested in self-publishing your next book and need guidance, do get in touch.

Sayoshi Books is not a conventional publishing house: it’s more a book coaching process to help JAM-focused authors self-publish. I hope to share the hard-learned lessons of self-publishing with other like-minded authors. this guidance could include:

  • Content editing – to structure your ideas and language
  • Copy editing – to make sure everything is grammatical and reads smoothly
  • Proofreading – to weed out those final typos
  • Book cover design
  • Interior design
  • Launch and ongoing promotion
  • Online coaching sessions for the whole journey

So, if you have a book idea about Japanese acupuncture, feel free to email, or book a free thirty minute zoom


The Story So Far​

In 2020, we published our first book, Moxa in Motion with the Ontake Method and in January 2021, we will launch our second, Hirata Zone Therapy with the Ontake Method, the first detailed exploration of Hirata Zone Therapy in English.

In the spring, we have scheduled The String Method, by Felip Caudet, with a foreword by Lorraine Wilcox. Felip’s book explores how to locate effective points for moxibustion by using proportional measuring with string. Much of this is based on the teachings of the renowned twentieth-century moxibustion practitioner, Isaburo Fukaya.

Sayoshi TV is chatshow dedicated to discussing different aspects of Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion. If you have an idea for a topic and would like to appear on the show, free free to get in touch

E1 Scarring

In our first episode, leading experts in the field of Japanese acupuncture discuss the methods and techniques they use to repair scar tissue. A panel discussion with Grace Rollins, Paul Movsessian, Phil Strong and Virginia Doran.

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E2 Moxibustion

In our next episode a new panel blows away the smoke obscuring the world of Japanese moxibustion. A panel discussion with Merlin Young and Sascha Groebe. “if you don’t smell smoke from a clinic, run a mile!”

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E3 Harikyu today

What is Japanese acupuncture & moxibustion (harikyu)? What makes it distinctive? Host Oran Kivity gets the low down from an all-star panel with Stephen Birch, Junji Mizutani and Brenda Loew.

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E4 Fukaya-kyu

Fukaya Kyu is the method of moxibustion developed by Isaburo Fukya and passed down from him to Irie sensei, Fukushima sensei, his son Shinma sensei and Spanish practitioner Felip Caudet. In the first of series of interviews about the differing styles of Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion, Oran Kivity interviews Felip about this unique approach to moxibustion.

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E5 Toyohari – Spirit and Needle

What is Toyohari? What is touch needling? How can you learn to feel Qi and how do you get good at pulse-taking? A pandemic lockdown interview with Dan Zizza, President of the Toyohari Association of North America, introducing and exploring Toyohari, a unique style of Japanese acupuncture, developed by blind practitioners.

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E6 The Breadth and Depth of Japanese Moxibustion

Is there more to moxibustion than moxa sticks and heat lamps? Why can it be OK to use moxa on hot conditions? Get inspired about the amazing potential of Japanese moxibustion with this in-depth interview with moxa expert Paul Movsessian, former President of the Australian Branch of the Toyohari Association and one of the pioneers of Japanese acupuncture in Australia.

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