Japanese acupuncture offers therapeutic effects and deep relaxation at the same time. Renowned for its gentle range of needle techniques the Japanese style of acupuncture emphasises pleasant and subtle treatments. Diagnosis and assessment are based on the palpation of 12 different wrist pulses and on abdominal and meridian examination. The needles applied are extremely fine and inserted lightly with a guide tube. Often these treatments are combined with moxibustion and herbal medicine.