Ted David Annenberg LAC

Classical Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Classical Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion

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Japanese Style Acupuncture & Moxibustion

Ted Annenberg graduated from the Kototama Institute in 1983.
Ted was among a small group of students, who trained in the late 1970's with Mikoto Masahilo Nakazono in the practice of Inochi (Life Medicine) and Aikido at the Kototama Institute in Santa Fe, N.M. Upon Completion of 3 years of study at the Institute, he served an extended internship with Jiro Nakazono in Las Cruces, N.M and El Paso, TX until relocating to Maryland in 1984. Ted has traveled and studied abroad in Japan regularly since 1983 and continues to train with senior Japanese practitioners of meridian therapy.

He has been practicing and studying traditional Oriental medicine for over thirty five years, applying Japanese style Neo Classical acupuncture and moxibustion (日本の伝統鍼灸) in addition to Koho-ha School Japanese herbal medicine (Kampo 漢方).

Attending a full-time private practice in Howard County, Maryland; Ted is best known for his unique application of Japanese Meridian Therapy to numerous health conditions associated with a contemporaneous lifestyle. Committed to sharing his extensive clinical experience with other like-minded health professionals, He currently provides a clinical mentorship experience for practitioners of all levels, consistent with the authentic transmission of traditional East Asian Medicine.

Meridian therapy is a school of Japanese acupuncture distinguished by its emphasis on Body/Mind integration as well as gentleness of application. Much like Mindfulness Meditation practices, Meridian Therapy style acupuncture is well suited to rapidly and safely address the vast array of modern day stress disorders affecting feeling and thinking, cognition and behavior, as well as felt physical dysfunction often experienced as pain.

Ted practices a powerful palpation based form of diagnosis & treatment which utilizes a combination of classical acupuncture theory and western physical medicine techniques, most notably trigger point dry needling. His approach is unique in providing modern empirical diagnostics from the perspective of osteopathic physical medicine, blending masterful acupuncture technique with hands-on bodywork and lifestyle coaching.  


BSC. Hon. summa cum laude, UMD System, 1976-1979 
Jingei Myakukai School of Japanese Acupuncture 1980-1983
Internship Nakazono Jiro 1982 Las Cruces, NM and El Paso, TX
Kampo Yaku, Japanese herbal medicine apprenticeship with Miles Roberts, OMD 1984 to 1988
Advanced Seminar Japanese Acupuncture, Kiiko Matsumoto 1985-2010
Applications Shinkyu Topology Gakubukai, 1989 
Keiraku Chiryo Gakkai 1998-2002
Toyohari Acupuncture Program Certificate, Japan Toyohari Association & NIAOM, 2001-2002
Annual Members Training in Toyohari Meridian Therapy, Tokyo, Japan, 2003, 2005
Instructor TCM Zone webinar Kampo Basic Theory and Practice. Oct/Nov. 2013
Continuing Education Workshops in variety of subjects (primarily Japanese
Acupuncture and Acupuncture Classics) in U.S.A, 1983 – present
Aikido - Shodan level Satome Sensei, Nakazono Sensei (1980-1998)
Zazen Soto School of Shikantaza since 1980
Sotai - Manual therapy practice since 1982
Asthanga Yoga - developed by K. Pattabhi Jois -1984 - present