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Portuguese Association of Japanese Acupuncture

About Us

Founded in 2011, APAJap is actively dedicated to organizing national and international meetings, promoting the sharing of knowledge between professionals and enthusiasts of the therapeutic practice of Japanese Acupuncture.

We are an integral part of Toyohari Association, a prestigious Japanese entity based in Japan since 1959. We represent the Toyohari Association in Europe through the European Branch of Toyohari Association (EBTA). Our Portuguese "branch", the Portuguese Branch of Toyohari Association (PBTA), has played a vital role since the beginning of our journey.

Over the years, we have stood out in providing diverse training, inviting teachers of recognized quality  to provide excellent teaching.


At APAJap, we are actively dedicated to the continuous development of our members skills.

  • Through specialized workshops, advanced training and educational events, we seek to improve the therapeutic skills of professionals, ensuring that they are always up-to-date with the latest practices and innovations in Japanese Acupuncture.

  • We value continuing education as a fundamental pillar for promoting excellence in our community.

  • By providing continuous learning opportunities, we empower our members with the skills necessary to offer increasingly effective and personalized treatments to their patients.

  • We are committed to creating a dynamic learning environment where knowledge exchange and collaboration among members contribute significantly to the professional and personal development of each individual in the APAJap community.


At APAJap, we base our performance on solid values that reflect our commitment to excellence, collaboration and dedication in the practice of Japanese Acupuncture.

Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing:
We believe in the power of collaboration. We cultivate an environment conducive to sharing knowledge between professionals, students and enthusiasts, fostering collective growth and an enriching community.


Integrity and Ethicsthe Professional:
We are guided by high ethical standards. We fully respect the principles of Japanese Acupuncture, ensuring a therapeutic practice that prioritizes the well-being of patients.

Dedication to Continuing Education:
We recognize the importance of continuous learning. We are dedicated to providing quality educational opportunities, contributing to the sustained professional development of our members.

Acupuntura Japonsa
Japanese Acupuncture

Japanese Acupuncture stands out as a unique and refined therapeutic practice, rooted in centuries of wisdom and experience. Initially influenced by traditional Chinese medicine, this approach evolved over time, becoming deeply integrated into Japanese culture. Today, Japanese Acupuncture is recognized for its delicate needle application and the diversity of styles developed, each reflecting specific nuances of the Japanese approach to health and well-being.


Founded in 2011 in Lisbon, APAJap, Portuguese Association of Japanese Acupuncture, is an active member of the European Branch of Toyohari Association (EBTA). Since the beginning, APAJap has played a crucial role in promoting and disseminating Japanese Acupuncture in Portugal. Committing to excellence, the association organizes meetings, workshops and training, providing a platform for sharing knowledge between professionals, students and enthusiasts.

APAJap is proud to be a representative of the Toyohari Association, a Japanese entity based in Japan since 1959. This connection allows close collaboration with traditional Japanese medicine, contributing to the development and continuous improvement of therapeutic practices. Over the years, APAJap has established itself as a reference in training, inviting renowned teachers to train its members with solid skills.

The history of APAJap is marked by the continuous commitment to contributing to excellence in the practice of Japanese Acupuncture on national soil.


Ana Sofia Pacheco




Olga Silva



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Carlos Chan




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