Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture

with David Bomzon and Avi Amir, December 2-3, 2017

Course Information

Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA) is named after the Japanese physician, Dr. Toshikatsu Yamamoto, who developed this acupuncture system in 1973. Since its introduction, YNSA has advanced with the discovery of additional acupuncture points, which are mainly located on the scalp. YNSA is used to treat neurological conditions, and is both effective and immediate in stroke patients with pain and/or restricted mobility. As a result, the use of YNSA has increased and has become the most frequently used form of acupuncture. YNSA comprises basic acupuncture points (somatopes) mainly on the scalp, as well as on other body regions. In addition to providing symptomatic relief, YNSA can sometimes be curative therapy.  

The duration of the workshop is two days, 8 hours a day. The workshop is an active learning workshop during which the participants will learn the basic acupuncture points, which were first described by Yamamoto and which are currently used to effectively treat a wide range of neurological and orthopedic conditions.

The workshop will cover the following:

  1. Introduction – Who is Dr. Toshikatsu Yamamoto and the background of the discovery of YNSA
  2. Learning the location and function of the basic points, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H
  3. Learning Ypsilon points, cranial nerves points
  4. Neck and elbow diagnoses
  5. I,J,K somatopes
  6. Tinnitus and master key points
  7. Learning when and how to apply YNSA
  8. Demonstration of YNSA treatment


“…We would like to highly recommend David Bomzon and Avi Amir seminar on the subject of YNSA – Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture. We’ve been organizing seminars of Chinese Medicine since 2014, and we’ve encountered different methods and teachers during this time…One thing we can say about YNSA, is that it’s one of the most practical methods we’ve brought and discovered, from my own personal perspective, it changed our whole process of treatment. Since, not only ourselves, but every other practitioner that we know who’ve learned YNSA, this is the 1st approach we would use on every single patient to see results and changes with the patient. It’s very systematic method and very easy to approach, understand and apply by ourselves right after. The patients themselves are also very surprised by the way these needles are very shallow in the scalp, and they feel the difference right away. As for David and Avi, it is very rare to meet these types of special teachers these days, who are willing to give so much to their students, and try to pass the knowledge sincerely and humbly. They are both with vast practical experience since they are treating around 100-150 patients a week. David as well is doing a full research utilizing YNSA in the rehabilitation centre at the hospital Bnei Zion…They have been in Portugal 2 times already, and in June they will come again, their class is always full and one of those classes that everyone is satisfied by the end. We hope that if you have the chance to learn from David and Avi, you would not miss the chance, it’s one of those moments that will clearly change your clinical results and have a great new tool to use.”

Amir Mekaiten, MLA – Medicina Do Leste Asiático

Course Instructors

David Bomzon is a therapist and lecturer specializing in classical Chinese medicine and the YNSA scalp acupuncture method. David is the founder of the Pnima Center in Haifa, Israel. This center is devoted to the practice of complementary medicine in an integrative manner, in which patients are encouraged to supplement the benefits of conventional medicine with complementary treatments. Since its establishment in 2007 , the center has become the leading center for Chinese medicine in Haifa, and  the leading center for teaching YNSA in Israel.  David teaches rehabilitative Chinese medicine and is a senior lecturer at the Reidman College for complementary and integrative medicine, which is an established college for Chinese and complementary medicine in Israel. He is considered a leading authority on Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA), and is regularly invited to lecture on this topic at professional gatherings and conferences. He is involved in clinical Research examining the benefits of YNSA scalp acupuncture for neurological rehabilitation. David Bomzon believes that the body has an immense capacity to heal itself, and that his job as a therapist is to remind the body how to do this. Throughout his career as a therapist, lecturer and mentor, David has pushed for the integral combination of acupuncture, Chinese medicine and scalp acupuncture. Today he is one of the leading therapists in Israel specializing in rehabilitative and integrative acupuncture.

Avi Amir is a therapist specializing in Chinese medicine and medical massage therapy. He specializes in the treatment of orthopedic problems and pain. Avi Amir also practices YNSA acupuncture, which he studied under the guidance of Dr. Toshikatsu Yamamoto, founder of this technique. Avi maintains regular contact with Dr. Yamamoto, through which he remains updated on developments in the field. Avi is co-founder of the International School of Scalp Acupuncture, and is an active managing partner of the community clinic at the Pnima Center, the leading center for Chinese medicine in Haifa, and the leading center for teaching YNSA in Israel. At Pnima, Avi treats over 150 patients a week using Chinese medicine and medical massage techniques. He also uses his vast experience with YNSA as well his teaching skills to enrich the skills of other therapists and health care professionals with knowledge on this unique method. Avi recently established a unique support center at Pnima, which provides professional enrichment, as well as professional guidance to new graduates in the field of complementary medicine. The center is the first of its kind in Israel, and helps individuals interested in doing so to combine scalp acupuncture into their practice. Avi Amir believes that YNSA acupuncture is an inseparable part of his clinical paradigm and of his life. He is glad to have been given to opportunity to broaden the toolbox of other therapists and health care providers by teaching them this unique method, and by passing on the knowledge and experience he has gained. He feels this is the best way to ensure that a maximal number of patients benefit from this treatment method.

Course Dates

Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3, 2017, 9:00am-6:00pm

Course Tuition

Regular – $300 (Early Bird – $285, until October 15)
Students* – $275 (Early Bird – $250, until October 15)
PRC Alumni – $285 (Early Bird – $265, until October 15)
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 ACU academic credit for this workshop.

Course Registration

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Withdrawal Policy

For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person 30 days or more before the start of the course, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non-refundable registration fee. For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the course, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund. Without exception, no refunds will be given for course withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the course.

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