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Shin Yo Do

acupuncture & moxibustion

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Currently, we are under a rather strict restriction of having a session with patients from overseas (including those coming back) due to the corona spreading.


Before contacting us please read and make sure that:

-It has to be more than two weeks since you entered Japan, and within that time span you have no fever-like symptom, such as a fever, coughing, sore throat, or loss of taste and/or smell.


Thank you

In the heart of Japan, Kyoto,

you can experience the eastern medicine

deeply rooted in Chinese classical scripts

Acupuncture and moxibustion that will levitate you from everyday physical and mental stress.

We pursue and practice soft and gentle ways to solve patients symptoms.

Not only those who's already interested in eastern medicine,

but also we would like to welcome those who's scared of needles and burns.

Please come by if you are around Kitano Tenmangu.

four diagnostic methods
approach to the root and the leaves

 Once your type is decided, it is already set which points to work on with needle and moxa.  The dosage of stimuli must be carefully controlled for individuals. Working on both underlying cause and the development of the disease, it can be efficiently treated and will work for relapse prevention.

Using inspection, auscultation/olfaction, inquiry, and palpation, your body and the condition is analyzed as a certain type called 証 meaning proof, evidence, or mark. 

Shinyodo sees great importance of pulse taking as in palpation because it reflects the heat/cold in the body rather directly.

left needles on back

There are a meridian on back to pull qi and blood down to legs. We put about 20 needles along with the meridian so that the qi and blood that is balanced earlier will now be in a good circulation.  We let the patient rest with needles left on back for 10~20 minutes. 

There are variety of moxibustion.  Pictured here is large ones that warm up inside but cool down outside by making the surface sweat. And, ones smaller than a rice grain are used to melt the hard points in meridian so the qi and blood will flow better to warm up the place that's cold, and cool down the place that's hot, etc. More kinds of moxibustion are used for the suitable treatment.

the view

after the therapy

sensei Yoichi Ota

(speaks ok English)

support Maho Ota

We're serving blend tea good for the season and patients condition.


Tue ~ Sat

   AM   9:00 ~ 13:00 (the last entry 12:00)

  PM 14:00 ~ 19:00 (the last entry 18:00)

closed on Sun & Mon &holidays 

changes may apply.

please check the calendar below.



22-19 Nakakashiwanocho

Murasakino Kitaku Kyoto

Tel: 075 - 285 - 1124

reservations first. please call in advance.

accepting calls 9:00~19:00

​it may take time to reply mail


not covered by the insurance.

payment is cash and PayPay only.

adult                              6000 yen

college                          5000 yen

high school                   4000 yen

junior high  & under      2000 yen

tax included


*one session is about 105 min',

except  children are  about 15min'

*show the student ID for the first time

there is a parking for a small  car. ask for availability when call


closest bus stop is Kenryuko  mae (6, 46, 59, 206 )

little further Waratenjin mae (10, 50,  55, 101, 102, 204, 205)

or Kamishichiken (15, 50, 51, 55, 101, 102, 203) 

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