Toshiro Hirano - Iyashi Clinic
acupuncture -  shiatsu - chinese medicine -  moxibustion

Acupuncture is the practice of inserting extremely thin needles into specific points of the body for the goal of healing. It can be used for the treatment of many ailments.

What is Acupuncture?

Unlike a standard needle, acupuncture needles are extremely thin (because they do not need to be hollow to allow for injecting). The patient may feel a slight prick sensation, often described as a feeling similar to a cat scratch.

Do the needles hurt?

Yes. All needles for a given session are obtained from a sterile pack. At the end of the treatment, these needles are disposed of in a sharps bin.

Are the needles clean?

Moxibustion Technique is the application of heat to an acupuncture point. The patient feels a warm sensation, often ‘tingly’. This warming of the acupuncture point serves to aid the effects of the treatment, working on a deeper level.

What is Moxibustion?

Yes, gift vouchers are available to give as presents.

Can I give someone a treatment as a gift?

A typical session is 60 minutes in length. However, if the patient needs a little more care for a given ailment, Toshiro and Komei gives them the treatment length they need rather than ‘watch the clock’ or charge additional money.

How long does the treatment last?

Shiatsu is a Japanese ‘hands-on’ pressure massage treatment. There are various styles of Shiatsu, and Toshiro’s style has evolved to take on a combination of Zen and Namikoshi techniques.

What is Shiatsu?

These complimentary therapies can aid with most ailments, so please phone to discuss your illness or symptoms. Whilst not a complete list, the most common ailments include:

  1. -Pain relief (including back problems such as Sciatica)

  2. -Stress

  3. -Headaches and Migraine

  4. -Hayfever

What ailments can a treatment aid with?

This depends entirely on the condition being treated, and its response to treatment. Unlike other disciplines, Iyashi Clinic’s approach is not to make you dependent on the treatment, rather to stabilise the condition. Generally this involves more regular visits initially, which then lessen as the condition improves, switching to a less frequent maintenance approach.

How many treatments will I require?

Toshiro Hirano


  1. -Diploma of Shiatsu and
    Oriental Therapies

  2. -Advanced Diploma of
    Traditional Chinese Medicine

  3. -Member of Australian Traditional Medicine Society

Komei Fujiwara


  1. -Diploma of Shiatsu and
    Oriental Therapies

  2. -Member of Australian Shiatsu Association (STAA)

Opening Hours
Monday    9am - 5:30pm

Tuesday    9am – 5:30pm


Thursday    9am – 12pm

Friday    9am – 5.30pm

Saturday    9am – 5.00pm

Sunday(Shiatsu)  9am – 5.30pm

Clinic: (03) 9480 0180

Toshiro Hirano:
0411 441 071

Komei Fujiwara (Shiatsu):
0433 735 454


359 St Georges Rd

Thornbury Vic 3071

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