At CULIA, we practice a style of Classical Acupuncture called Hari. This approach to Japanese Meridian Therapy is rooted in the principles of Kototama. Within a state of ZEN, we offer you our peaceful space to provide quality hands-on care. Hari is a holistic, personalized medicine based on modern and traditional medical science. Utilizing symptomology, empirical knowledge, and the sense known as intuition, Hari facilitates the healing of the self by the self by reintroducing the body to the flow of nature. When we are attuned in this way, we heal ourselves naturally. Consequently, our innate wisdom is restored and joy, hope, and love can enter the moment.
Mr. Kuwahara originally came to the U.S. from Japan as a guest professor for New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) in 1989. Since then, he has been teaching Japanese Acupuncture Style courses and advanced continuing education programs at NESA as well as many other parts of the world.
He has been practicing acupuncture for over 40 years since graduating from the Tokyo Therapeutic Institute in 1979, beginning with a 5 year live-in apprenticeship under Kodo Fukushima, the renowned creator of the Toyo Hari Style of Meridian Therapy. Mr. Kuwahara developed and continues to refine the Hari style of acupuncture utilizing various systems learned from his teachers, 47 years of Aikido experience, and 30 years of Shinkiko practice. He is Chairman of the Hari Society.