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Updated on January 22, 2015

Alan Jansson, Japanese Acupuncturist, Brisbane and the Gold Coast - life and work of a dedicated clinician

Alan Jansson has been in clinical practice using Japanese Acupuncture since graduating from the Acupuncture College of Australia in 1984 and completing post-graduate work in Japan. He currently provides treatments for health and fitness in his Brisbane acupuncture clinic and his Gold Coast acupuncture clinic.

Alan has worked with many local and international sports people including Australian Indoor Cricket, Queensland Country Cricket, Queensland Indoor Cricket, Brisbane Lions Australian Football Club. He has a strong following in the sport of running and swimming. Alan has extensive experience in treating people suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, post-viral conditions and enjoys administering immune strengthening and energy enhancing treatment. He also works extensively with sufferers of acute and chronic pain. He is passionately involved in Japanese Acupuncture and has created the World Acupuncture Blog to help practitioners develop a practical and clinically based approach to the study and practice of traditional acupuncture.

Japanese Acupuncture - Background

While acupuncture has its roots in China, Japan gave this medical practice its own twist, which was accepted immediately in the world of medicine. The general concept of Japanese acupuncture is using the least amount of stimulation to create the greatest effect in the patient. As opposed to traditional Chinese medicine, Japanese acupuncture uses thinner needles that are barely thicker than human hair. These needles are inserted in the body not deeper than 1 or 2 millimeters, if they are inserted at all. Less points and stimulation is basically the trick. Hence, the Japanese technique demands much greater care and precision than the Chinese technique, making it a challenge to the practitioner but an advantage to the patient because of the reduced pain. The Japanese style of acupuncture also requires more training than the traditional Chinese medicine.

by Tom Takihi.

Alan Jansson, Acupuncturist, for my family

Four members of my family have been treated by Alan over the last few years.

He has treated members of my family for Glandular Fever, Shingles, Tonsillitis, Respiratory Tract Infection and sporting injuries from tennis, squash, Rugby, Aussie Rules and Rugby League (a sports-mad family),

His gentle Japanese Acupuncture approach has had a profound effect on the speed of our recovery from these injuries and illnesses.

His acupuncture approach strengthens the immune system and restores strength and health very quickly. We benefited immensely from his specialization in the use of acupuncture for treating Glandular Fever in teenagers. He also specializes in treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in elite athletes.

We cannot speak highly enough of his professional approach, dedication to improving his practice and that of other clinicians, his engaging sense of humor and his groundedness through his love of surfing and nature.

Brisbane Acupuncture Clinc

Alan Jansson - Brisbane acupuncture

Alan conducts an acupuncture clinic in Brisbane at the Queensland Sports Medicine Centre (QSMC), Hyundai Centre, The Gabba Cricket Ground, 812 Stanley St, Woolloongabba.

Alan has worked with many elite athletes including Serena Williams and Mathew Hayden (famous Australian cricketer) for sporting injuries. He has also worked with elite athletes from many sports, including Olypians, to help them enhance their sports performance.

However, he not only works with elite athletes but also social sportspeople like myself. His specializations include sports injuries, sports performance and women's health issues. He also provides substantial and long-standing relief for people suffering pain from migraine, arthritis, lower back injury, frozen shoulder and many other related conditions.

A particular area of skill Alan Jansson has developed is the treatment with Japanese acupuncture of people suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome and glandular fever.

Location of Brisbane Acupuncture Clinic - Alan Jansson - Japanese Acupuncture

This map shows the location of Alan's acupuncture clinic in Brisbane - basically at the famous Gabba Cricket Ground. Alan works uses acupuncture to work with people from all walks of life and levels of fitness.

Brisbane Acupuncture Clinic located in the Queensland Sports Medicine Centre:
QSMC Hyundai Centre The Gabba Cricket Ground 812 Stanley St, Woolloongabba

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Alan Jansson - surfing enthusiast

Alan lives in Rainbow Bay on the glorious Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

While he practices clinical acupuncture in Brisbane, his clinical work is often preceded by an early morning surf designed to beat the crowds and make the most of the morning swell.

He describes going to the beach at daybreak and seeing surfers bathed in silver light as the sun rises and the moon sets.

One of his favorite stories is explaining how a dolphin dived between him and another surfer to make the most of the barrel. Dolphins are superb surfers and born show-offs.

Alan Jansson, the surfer, loves his surfing paradise with a passion matched only by his love of Japanese Acupuncture.

Gold Coast Acupuncture Clinic - Alan Jansson

Japanese Acupuncture Gold Coast

Alan Jansson has a thriving acupuncture clinic at Miami on the Gold Coast. He offers the full range of Japanese Acupuncture services from this clinic.

People attend the clinic for acupuncture treatment for conditions such as sprained ankle, pregnancy, migraine, lower back pain, flu and colds, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder and fatigue.

At the Gold Coast, Alan provides specialised acupuncture services for fertility and the induction of labour.

Gold Coast Acupuncture Clinic Location - Japanese Acupuncture by Alan Jansson on the Gold Coast

Alan Jansson - Gold Coast Acupuncture Clinic:
2184 Gold Coast Hwy Miami, Queensland 4220

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Rainbow Bay, Queensland - Alan's surfing playground

Rainbow Bay, Queensland - Alan's surfing playground
Rainbow Bay, Queensland - Alan's surfing playground

Alan Jansson on YouTube - Japanese Acupuncture Treatments

In this series of videos, Alan Jansson explains the many applications of acupuncture and discusses acupuncture treatments for a wide range of medical conditions. These health conditions range from sports injuries to women's health issues.

The treatments covered include acupuncture for:

  • colds and flu
  • lower back pain
  • post-surgery recovery
  • stress and anxiety
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • tennis elbow
  • infertility
  • chronic fatigue and post-natal syndrome
  • migraine

Alan Jansson - Professional Trainer in Traditional Japanese Acupuncture

Alan has presented, convened and hosted in the vicinity of 30 Traditional Japanese Acupuncture workshops in Australia, New Zealand and USA. Driven by a strong desire to promote the consumer friendly nature, clinical efficacy and potency of Meridian Based Traditional Japanese Acupuncture, Alan is a staunch advocate of practically based workshops and draws upon his 30 years clinical experience and 18 years post and undergraduate teaching.

World Acupuncture - Online Learning Program for Japanese Acupuncture

Online Learning Program
Online Learning Program

Alan Jansson has developed a more practical and clinically based approach to the study and practice of Japanese Acupuncture. He is very keen to preserve "this incredibly diverse and clinically potent medical art".

He has expressed his excitement about the potential of the audio and visual medium as an educational tool for practical and clinically relevant training.

Alan is keen to give to others an opportunity to refine and develop their practice and share their experiences with colleagues on a worldwide basis.

Through this online learning program, Alan shares his knowledge and skills developed over 30 years of clinical practice.

You can access the paid subscription program here:

Online Learning Course - Japanese Acupuncture

Book on Japanese Acupuncture - Recommended by Alan Jansson

Alan recommends this books on Amazon written by his primary teacher, Japanese Acupuncture Master, Masakazu Ikeda of Japan

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      Cheryl Paton 

      8 years ago from West Virginia

      I have used pressure points on myself and know they work.

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      8 years ago

      Our entire family has enjoyed acupuncture over the years, but this is my first introduction to Japanese acupuncture. Thank you.

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      Susan Deppner 

      9 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Really nice profile. I have no experience with acupuncture, but this bio is a very interesting introduction to the subject. Well done!

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      Achim Thiemermann 

      9 years ago from Austin, Texas

      This is the first time I hear about Japanese acupuncture. What an amazing science for truly passionate practitioners it must be! Added my SquidAngel blessing, of course. :-)


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