British acupuncturist Oran Kivity trained in Europe, China and Japan. He ran a busy London practice from 1987 to 2004 and was a founder member of Toyohari UK, the British Branch of the Toyohari Association of Japan. He lectured in acupuncture at the University of Westminster in London from 1994 to 2004 and was a teaching assistant for Stephen Birch both in Europe and more recently in south East Asia. His workshops are lively and informative, with a focus on hands-on practice. Oran moved to Malaysia in 2005 where he practises, writes and teaches and is the founder of Sayoshi.com, the online directory for all styles of Japanese acupuncture.
Oran Kivity has done a clever job of combining treatment
strategies in his book on the Ontake Moxa Method. He demonstrates
the usefulness of the Manaka channel frequencies and the Richard
Tan Balance Method in combination with moxibustion. This
combination of heat, rhythm and pressure is a great treatment
approach. For those interested in the book, his many YouTube videos
add a nice element. It is always helpful to see the therapy in
action. I commend him for his insightful fusion of disparate styles
and recommend the book to anyone searching for effective treatment
tools. (Robert Quinn)Great gratitude for this clear, engaging and
clinically useful book on Ontake moxa. Oran Kivity outlines the
concepts underlying the variety of approaches that Ontake moxa
entails including Dr Yoshio Manaka's octahedral model and Manaka's
meridian frequency applications along with Dr Richard Tan's Balance
Method, Kurakichi Hirata Zones and others. There is a great deal of
clinical wisdom distilled in these chapters and Oran's ability to
find appealing analogies and a simple way of communicating complex
theoretical ideas is praiseworthy.
Ontake, which is the addition of percussive and rhythmic strokes of skin, muscle, fascia, along with the radiant heat of moxa, is a profoundly effective combination and this publication is a tremendous addition to the field of acupuncture and Eastern medicine and healing arts generally.