The Sayoshi directory is no longer running but the Sayoshi brand continues with:

  • Sayoshi Books
  • Continuing interviews on Sayoshi TV
  • Regular teaching content on the Ontake Channel on YouTube

Sayoshi TV is a 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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E7 Making Moxa – Inside Yamasho

Ever wondered how moxa gets made? Or why Japanese moxa is so much more yellow and light than Chinese moxa? Oran visited the Yamasho moxa factory in 2018 to find out. 

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E8 The Legacy of Kurakichi Hirata

Who was Kurakichi Hirata and what was his legacy? With the help of Satoko Amano sensei and Ryo Izawa, I was able to arrange an interview with his biographer, Takehisa Kume. Kume sensei is now in his eighties but still full of beans and gave some amazing insights into the master.

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E9 Relaunch Ruth

This interview is very personal.  My sister Sharon Kivity and I interview journalist, author and music expert Norman Lebrecht, remembering the life and works of our mother, Ruth Jordan.

Our mum was a remarkable woman. Born in British Mandate Palestine in 1921, she grew into adulthood just as the state of Israel was born. Her award-winning book, Daughter of the Waves, published in 1983, recalls those events through the eyes of a child.

Forty years later, my sister and I decided to Relaunch Ruth and republish her book.  

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For more information about the book and the relaunch,  click the link.



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