Here I describe some personal views pertaining to acupuncture mostly with a layman audience in mind. I firmly believe, that the "Japanese style" of acupuncture and moxibustion is better suited for most western foreigners than the Chinese form. The Chinese are, however, much more actively promoting, or rather conducting propaganda activities, their style to convince the world, that the Chinese way is the ONLY REAL way of going about acupuncture - or oriental medicine in a wider sense of the word.
While this is NOT a textbook, I try to explain the characteristics of a number of representative Japanese techniques. To make things easier to understand, I added about 50 pictures.
Being "personal views" a lot of people might object to those and may even consider them unacceptable accusations. But as long as there is - at least theoretically - a freedom of speech, I take the liberty of saying what I think.
Also, since I am not a scholar, parts of what I wrote may academically not be entirely accurate. If anybody has comments or corrections regarding wrong statements to offer, please, by all means to not hesitate to contact me.