DO-HO Park Acu-moxa Clinic -tsukuba international Acupuncture-Moxibustion Institute


洞峰パーク鍼灸院 ーつくば国際鍼灸研究所ー


“I work to improve pain and suffering of the mind and body.”

Shuichi Katai, PhD 

Owner and Lead Acupuncturist of DO-HO Park Acu-Moxa Clinic and    

Tsukuba international Acupuncture-Moxibustion Institute 

Professor Emeritus at Tsukuba University of Technology

Traditional East Asian Medicine may use such simple tools as needles and moxa but such simple implements employed with the utmost technique will yield great improvement in the patient’s condition. 

You could say that such tools and techniques heal by drawing upon the body’s innate healing capacity. 

What I think is important when it comes to a treatment is the practitioner’s thoughtful desire to alleviate the patient’s pain and suffering. 

I offer all patients a treatment of unified tool, technique and intention.

Primary Fields of Clinical Specialization:


dysmenorrhea, irregular menses, infertility and menopause


Morning sickness (nausea and vomiting), prenatal low-back pain, breech presentation, insufficient lactation and postpartum recovery.


Chronic prostatitis, urinary frequency, painful/difficult urination and impotence.


Refractory whiplash, stiff neck and shoulders, low back, hip and knee pain.

Hard-to-Diagnose Complaints

Mind-Body Psychosomatic Conditions


Primary Fields of Research:

The History, Sociology, Systems and Philosophy of Acupuncture and Moxibustion

The Mechanisms of Effective Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Clinical Case Studies in Acupuncture and Moxibustion 

Technical Theory in Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Meridians and Acupuncture Points

The Traditional Study of Nourishing Life (Yang Sheng)

The Mind-Body Relationship

Main Academic and Social Positions: 

1999 – present
Representative, The Japan Society for Oriental Medicine (JSOM) 

2001 – present
Editor, The Japan Society for Oriental Medicine (JSOM), 

2003 – 2011
Chair, The Second Japan Acupuncture Point Locations Committee 

2005 – present
Member of academic committee, Japan Eastern Medical Association 

2005 – present
Vice editor, The Kampo, Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine. 

2006 – present
President, The Forum of Social Sciences of Acupuncture and Moxibustion 

2008 – present
Councilor, The Japan Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (JSAM) 

2008 – present
President, Japan Traditional Acupuncture and Moxibustion Society (JTAMS) 

2010 – present
Editor, The Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion 

2012 – present
Chair, The Japan Institute of Meridians and Acupuncture Points
Main achievements (Recent publications, Books)
1. Karada no Koe wo Kiku (Listening to the Voice of the Body), 1988.
2. Chiryoka no Te no Tsukurikata ( Method for Making of the Therapist’ s Hand), 1988.
3. Ladies Shinkyu (Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Ladies lives). Edited by Tadashi Yano, 2006.
4. WHO International Standard Acupuncture Point Locations in the Western Pacific Region, 2009.
5. WHO/WPRO Hyojun Keiketsu Bui : Nihongo Kohshikiban (WHO/WPRO Standard Acupuncture Point Locations; Official Japanese version), 2009.
6. Shokai Keiketsu Bui Kanzen Guide: Koten kara WHO hyojun (Comprehensive Guide to Acupuncture Point Locations: From classical writings to WHO standard). 2009.
7. Sanfujinka Ryoiki no Shinkyu Chiryo (Acupuncture and Moxibustion Treatment in the Fields of Obstetrics and Gynecology), 2009.
8. Tsu bo Tan (Textbook of Acupuncture Points), 2011.
9. Color Atlas Shuketsuho (Color Atlas Method for Locating Acupuncture Points). Edited by Shuichi Katai, 2011.
10. 形井秀一監修・著、他、『經穴大全』、楓書房文化出版社(台湾), 2014.
11. Irasuto to Shashin de Manabu: Sakago no shinkyu chiryo, dai ni han (Illustrated Guide to Acupuncture and Moxibustion Therapy for Breech Presentation, the second edition), 2017.

“I will assist every patient in maintaining a healthy body and mind”