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Takagi Award

Takagi Award


Takagi Award was established in 1996 for the outstanding contributions among original articles published on The Journal of the Japan Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (JJSAM). The award was named after Dr. Kentaro Takagi (1910-1990) who is the founder of JSAM and known as physiologist who made great contributions to development of physiological understanding of actions of Acupuncture and Moxibustion. The recipient of the Takagi Award receives the certificate and honorarium funded by donation from bereaved family of Dr. Kentaro Takagi.


Successive recipients and their works





Kansho Yamada

Relation between Substance P-Immunoreactive Nerve Fibers and Lymphatic System in the Human Goukoku (LI-4)-corresponding Area. JJSAM 1994; 44(2): 149-154.

Tatsuyuki Hashimoto

Manual Acupuncture and its Peripheral Mechanisms: Involvement of nociceptors in muscle. JJSAM. 1994; 44(2): 191200

Tatsuyo Ishigami

A Study of Acupuncture as Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 1994;44(3):238-243.


Hirosada Kawamura

Effects of Local Application of Capsaicin to Peripheral Nerves on Electro-acupuncture Analgesia for Each Part in the Rat. JJSAM 1996; 46(2): 65-69.


Satoshi Kobayashi

Experimental Research on the Reflex Decrease of Heart Rate Elicited by Acupuncture Stimulation in Anesthetized Rats. JJSAM 1998; 48(2):120-129.


Mayumi Shiomi

Effect of Acupuncture Stimulation on Optokinetic Motion Sickenss Monitored by Electrogastrograms. JJSAM 2003; 53(1): 71-80.


Tsuyoshi Oda

Changes in Muscular Blood Flow Induced by

Acupuncture in Rat Ischemic Hindlimb. JJSAM 2004;54(2):163-178.


Masao Suzuki

Effect of Acupuncture Treatment in Patients with Bronchial Asthma. JJSAM 2006;56(4):616-627.






Yukiko Suzuki

Effects of Acupuncture Stimulation on Hyperlipidemia Induced by

a Cholesterol-Free, High-Fructose Diet in Rats. JJSAM 2001; 51(2):150-156.

Kazunori Itoh

Electrical Activities Detected from the Experimentally-induced

Trigger Points in Human Subjects. JJSAM 2002,52(1):24-31.

Daichi Kasuya

Acupuncture Treatment for Peripheral Facial Paralysis. JJSAM 2002; 52(1):32-42.

Tomofumi Ozaki

A Consideration of Safely Applying Acupuncture of the Meridian Point (Gaohuang,Koko ,BL43) based on Dissection of a Cadaver, and Clinical Findings and CT Radiographic Findings in Vivo. JJSAM 2002;52(4):413-420.


Hisashi Shinbara

Present State of Infection Control in Acupuncture and Moxibustion

- The Questionnaire Survey for Mainly Practicing Acupuncturists -. JJSAM 2003;53(5):646-657.


Asami Asahi

Relationship between Circadian Blood Pressure Variations and

Oriental Medical Observations in The Elderly. JJSAM 2004;54(5):744-755.


Jun Matsumoto

Effect of Acupuncture Treatment in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A Series of Single Case Study. JJSAM 2005;55(1):56-67.

Kazunori Itoh

Effect of Acupuncture Treatment on Chronic Low Back Pain with

Leg Pain in Aged Patients. JJSAM 2005;55(4):530-537.

Takako Matsuo

Assessment of the Function of Peritoneal Macrophages in Rats treated with Long Term Direct Moxibustion. JAM 2005;1:36-42.


Yasuhisa Kaneko

The Effect of Press Tack Needle Treatment on

Muscle Soreness after Triathlon Race

Placebo-controlled Study. JJSAM 2006;56(2):158-165.


Hiroyuki Tsuru

Actual Condition Survey of 3,000 Patients in Affiliated Acupuncture Clinic of Meiji College of Oriental Medicine in the USA. JAM 2006;1:1-10.


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