KUBOTA ZONE ACUPUNCTURE & THE CHART THAT IS IT'S KEY
Naoki Kubota, A.P., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.
After more than 30 years of practice and study I have created
Kubota Zone Acupuncture and the chart that is it's key. This
form of acupuncture using single needle acupuncture techniques
is extremely effective for pain control and healing. It also
promotes cleaning and balance in the body. I have created this
form of acupuncture and the color coded chart that is it's
explanation and serves as a guide by combining the science,
the theories, and the techniques of Oriental and Western medicine.
I have studied Japanese acupuncture, Chinese acupuncture, and
have also made a study of western science and western medical
knowledge. The centuries old form of Japanese acupuncture,
Ishizaka Ryu, created by the Japanese acupuncturist Sotetsu
Ishizaka, and Hua Tuo Jiaji, the ancient form of Chinese acupuncture,
created by the Chinese acupuncturist Hua Tuo, have always been
my main inspirations. I have also spent years studying and
working with western medical doctors in their practice. These
years of study and practice have enabled me to grow in my understanding
of healing and the healing process. Kubota Zone Acupuncture
and it's color coded chart are the result.
In the view of Oriental medicine, Ishizaka Ryu Acupuncture,
and Hua Tuo Jiaji acupuncture, the spine and spinal area are
the most important areas in the body. The two meridian lines
that run down the spine are considered the area of most importance
in the body. They are the Governing Vessel and the Bladder
Meridian. There are also more than 300 acupuncture points on
the spinal area, these include meridian points, Hua Tuo Jiaji
and new found points. Acupuncture, Yoga, and Taoism say that
the main energy flow in the body is in the center of the body
or median line.
In the view of western medicine nerves start in the brain
and go down the spinal cord. The brain and spinal nerves regulate
the whole body. As we see, both western and oriental medicine
agree in the importance of the spinal area. The energy flow
of the body, blood circulation, and body fluid flow have to
be in constant unobstructed motion. Many diseases and pains
occur when there is a blockage of a flow. The main purpose
of Kubota Zone Acupuncture is to remove blockages and restore
optimum flow. The results are cleaning and balance. These blockages
or indurations commonly occur at the crossing points of the
gravity line and the spine.
These crossing points are
It is also common to
have indurations midway between each of these areas. The
indurations in the spinal area are to receive the primary
concentration of treatments.
I believe that single needle acupuncture techniques help to
control pain and promote healing in any living being that has
a spine. If one is a trained doctor and a trained acupuncturist
these techniques can be applied to a variety of species. Single
needle acupuncture techniques are very helpful if the patient
can not or will not be still.
The application of Kubota Zone Acupuncture is different
from other acupuncture procedures. In traditional Oriental
acupuncture multiple needles are inserted at specific points
on the body and left in place in an acupuncture point for
a duration of time while the patient lies still. Kubota Zone
Acupuncture uses one needle that is applied through a tube
to many specific points on the body. The needle is inserted
in and removed out repeatedly in a continuing motion. At
no time is a needle inserted and left in place. This procedure
is painless and does not require the patient to remain still.
This procedure often produces a calming and quieting effect
on the recipient. Pain relief usually occurs with in a short
period of time and healing begins.
I have created Kubota Zone Acupuncture and it's techniques
to treat modern disease and help in the control of pain. The
human and animal conditions are not the same as they were in
earlier times. As pollution and the toxicities of the planet
and all life on it increase, diseases have mutated and have
become more advanced, more complex, wider, and deeper. My treatment
protocols have been developed to advance the practice of acupuncture
to adjust to the changing conditions. My form of acupuncture
has procedures that use more acupuncture points and new acupuncture
All conditions that are to be addressed begin with
treatment of the Primary Zone or Zone One. After the main
focus on Zone One which is used as a universal and constitutional
treatment in Kubota Zone Acupuncture I proceed according
to an individual's specific condition. The form of the chart
that is the guide for Kubota Zone Acupuncture is based on the
dental chart " Empirical Relationships Between Odontomas and
Organs/Diseases " compiled and expanded by Dr. Thomas
Rau, MD of Paracelsus Clinic, Lustmuhle, Switzerland, based
on work by Kramer, Dr. Voll, Dr. Adler, Dr. Gleditsch, Hollmann
et al. I am very grateful to these doctors for their corresponding
work and in particular that this has helped me to translate
my work into English.
Zone 1 is the Primary Zone.
It is located around the spinal
area and the abdomen. The Primary Zone, which is colored
in white on the chart on both the zone column and the human
figure, is used as the major focus of all treatments. About
80% of the treatment time will be used at this zone. It
is for strengthening of life energy and balancing of the whole
body. The Primary Zone on the back is comprised of the
Governing Vessel, which runs down the middle of the spine,
Hua Tuo Jiaji, and the Bladder Meridians that are on both sides
of the Governing Vessel. This is the most important area on
the body. The Primary Zone in the front of the body is
the abdomen. This requires about 5% of all treatment time.
The techniques used to treat the Primary Zone are Yu Do Shi
and Para spinal Ishizaka Shi. The procedures for these techniques
will be explained in the techniques section.
Zone 2 is the Cranial Zone.
It is the head area which includes
the brain, the pituitary, the hair, and the scalp. It is
colored in turquoise on the chart on both the zone column and
the human figure. The Cranial Zone is used for diseases that
are related to the brain, the pituitary, the hair, the scalp,
and the head.
Zone 3 is the Face & Cervical Zone.
It is colored pale
green on the chart on both the zone column and the human
figure. The Face & Cervical Zone is used for specific Sense Organs,
Musculature, Joints, Endocrine Glands, Organs, Mental Diseases,
Migraine, and Arterial concentration of all organs. Certain
specific spinal chord segments are treated in this zone.
Zone 4 is the Thoracic Zone.
It is colored red on the chart
on both the zone column and the human figure. The Thoracic
Zone is used for specific Organs, Endocrine Glands, Joints,
Musculature, Sense Organs, Mood problems, Blood Density and
Stagnation, Connective Tissue Diseases, Kidney Stones, Mammary
Glands, and Crystallization of Body Fluids. Certain specific
spinal chord segments are treated in this zone.
Zone 5 is the Lumbar Zone.
It is colored yellow on the chart
on both the zone column and the human figure. It is used
for specific Organs, Endocrine Glands, Joints, Musculature,
Sense Organs, Lymph, Sexual Organs, Vascular Tone, Blood Count,
Defensive Mechanism, and Crystallization of Body Fluid. Certain
specific spinal chord segments are treated in this zone.
Zone 6 is the Sacrum Coccyx Zone.
It is colored orange on
the chart on both the zone column and the human figure. It
is used for specific Organs, Endocrine Glands, Joints, Musculature,
Sense Organs, Mental Behavior, Hormone Metabolism, Kidney
Stones, and Sciatica. Certain specific spinal chord segments
are treated in this zone.
Zone 7 is the Symptomatic Zone.
It is colored blue on the
chart on both the zone column and the human figure. It is
used on the Upper and Lower Extremities, and the Trunk, for
Kubota Zone Acupuncture has four needling techniques. These
techniques range in the level of difficulty it requires to
perform them. With study, practice, and diligence all four
of these techniques can be mastered and used on a daily basis.
All Kubota Zone Acupuncture needling techniques are performed
in the Japanese style. The Japanese style uses a tube to hold,
guide, and steady a hair thin needle that is painless when
inserted. The techniques for needling in Kubota Zone Acupuncture
have been adapted from Ishizaka Ryu Acupuncture.
Technique 1 Yu Do Shi (lead or guide)
This technique is the
most basic technique in Kubota Zone Acupuncture. It is very
important to master this technique first. Yu Do Shi is used
in all treatment protocols and is always used at beginning
of each treatment. The Yu Do Shi technique produces a calming,
quieting, and relaxing effect that initiates pain control
and healing and prepares the patient to receive the rest of
treatment. It is one of the two primary healing modalities
that distinguishes Kubota Zone Acupuncture from other forms
of acupuncture. The acupuncturist uses his left hand to determine
a point that is to be treated while holding the tube, with
the needle in it, in his right hand. Next he places the tube
that is holding the needle on the point to be treated.
He holds the tube on the point with his left hand. Then with
the right middle finger he lightly taps the bottom of the tube
that is in place on the body to insure that the position of
the point of the needle is next to the skin. Then with the
same right index finger he performs a light tapping motion
(3 to 5 taps) on the head of the needle while it is still in
the tube, and the tube is resting on the point on the body
that is being treated. Then the tube is removed with the right
hand and the needle that is being held by the left hand and
is still in place on the point on the body is removed in a
swift motion. This acupuncture technique is performed repeatedly
over the area that is being treated. The acupuncturist, after
time and repetition of this technique, should be able to achieve
certain rhythm of motion (in and out, in and out, in and out,
in and out, in and out). This rhythm of motion stimulates the
body, stops pain, and initiates the healing process.
Technique 2 Ren Kan Shi (links or arc)
This technique is used
for parts of the body that has an arc shape such as Occipital-Atlas,
Scapula, and iliac crests. This technique is level two in
difficulty. To perform Ren Kan Shi the acupuncturist is required
to receive training and must spend time in practice. This technique
can be combined with technique 3 and technique 4 but the level
of difficulty increases.
Technique 3 Sen Chi Shi (transverse or horizontal)
is used for parts of the body that don't have thick muscles
such as teeth gum, scalp. Sen Chi Shi can be used in combination
with other technique and is level three in difficulty. You
must receive training and guidance to perform this technique.
Technique 4 Ishizaka Shi (life energy needling)
This is the
most advanced technique. It is level four in difficulty.
This technique is used for diminishing an induration by using
ki or chi energy. Ishizaka Shi is the second primary healing
modality of Kubota Zone Acupuncture. This requires the most
time to accomplish. Training, study, practice, and diligence
are needed to perform this very powerful acupuncture technique.
I have created Kubota Zone Acupuncture and the color coded
chart that is it's key in the hope that it will help living
beings. I believe that if one follows my chart in the treatment
of condition or disease pain will be lifted and healing will
occur. I am deeply grateful to my brilliant teachers and hope
to contribute to acupuncture as a form of healing. It is through
my daily practice of acupuncture that lessons and discoveries
occur. It is my goal to continue to grow creatively with an
ever-expanding clarity of vision.