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
Year Recipient Article
1996 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.
1996 Tatsuyuki Hashimoto Manual Acupuncture and its Peripheral Mechanisms: Involvement of nociceptors in muscle.
JJSAM. 1994; 44(2): 191-200
1996 Tatsuyo Ishigami A Study of Acupuncture as Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 1994;44(3):238-243.
1997 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.
1999 Satoshi Kobayashi Experimental Research on the Reflex Decrease of Heart Rate Elicited by Acupuncture Stimulation in Anesthetized Rats.
JJSAM 1998; 48(2):120-129.
2003 Yukiko Suzuki Effects of Acupuncture Stimulation on Hyperlipidemia Induced by a Cholesterol-Free, High-Fructose Diet in Rats.
JJSAM 2001; 51(2):150-156.
2003 Kazunori Itoh Electrical Activities Detected from the Experimentally-induced Trigger Points in Human Subjects.
JJSAM 2002,52(1):24-31.
2003 Daichi Kasuya Acupuncture Treatment for Peripheral Facial Paralysis.
JJSAM 2002; 52(1):32-42.
2003 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.
2004 Mayumi Shiomi Effect of Acupuncture Stimulation on Optokinetic Motion Sickenss Monitored by Electrogastrograms.
JJSAM 2003; 53(1): 71-80.
2004 Hisashi Shinbara Present State of Infection Control in Acupuncture and Moxibustion – The Questionnaire Survey for Mainly Practicing Acupuncturists -.
JJSAM 2003;53(5):646-657.
2005 Tsuyoshi Oda Changes in Muscular Blood Flow Induced by Acupuncture in Rat Ischemic Hindlimb.
JJSAM 2004;54(2):163-178.
2005 Asami Asahi Relationship between Circadian Blood Pressure Variations and Oriental Medical Observations in The Elderly.
JJSAM 2004;54(5):744-755.
2006 Jun Matsumoto Effect of Acupuncture Treatment in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome ― A Series of Single Case Study―.
JJSAM 2005;55(1):56-67.
2006 Kazunori Itoh Effect of Acupuncture Treatment on Chronic Low Back Pain with Leg Pain in Aged Patients.
JJSAM 2005;55(4):530-537.
2006 Takako Matsuo Assessment of the Function of Peritoneal Macrophages in Rats treated with Long Term Direct Moxibustion.
JAM 2005;1:36-42.
2007 Masao Suzuki Effect of Acupuncture Treatment in Patients with Bronchial Asthma.
JJSAM 2006;56(4):616-627.
2007 Yasuhisa Kaneko The Effect of Press Tack Needle Treatment on Muscle Soreness after Triathlon Race -Placebo-controlled Study-.
JJSAM 2006;56(2):158-165.
2007 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.
2009 FUKUNO Azusa Acupuncture stimulation improves visual acuity without refractive change.
JJSAM 2008; 58(2), 195-202.
2009 MIZUKAMI Mayumi Effects of acupuncture stimulation at distal meridian point on ocular circulation : The comparison between LI4, GB20, BL18, GB37, and LI11
JJSAM 2008; 58(4), 616-625.
2009 MIYAZAKI shogo A study of risk communication between acupuncture-moxibustion-practitioners and patients.
JJSAM 2008; 58(4), 642-653.
2010 NAKAJIMA Miwa The effect of electroacupuncture on the healing process of a tibia fracture in a rat model.
JJSAM 2009; 59(5), 477-485.
2010 ITOH Satoko Effect of trigger point acupuncture treatment in older patients with chronic low back pain : randomized controlled trial.
JJSAM 2009; 59(1), 13-21.
2010 MIYAMOTO Tadashi The efficacy of acupuncture treatment on pain and ability with osteoarthritis of the knee : Examination of the curative effect by the depth of an acupuncture needle.
JJSAM 2009; 59(4), 384-394.
2011 FUJII Ryosuke Survey on Number and Market Size of Clinics for Acupuncture, Moxibustion Amma in Operation.
JJSAM 2010; 60(5), 792-801.
2011 KANDA Hirosato Receptors involved in flare reaction induced by acupuncture and moxibustion.
JJSAM 2010; 60(5), 802-810.
2012 ONDA Akiko Effect of electro-acupuncture on skeletal muscle atrophy in mice.
JJSAM 2011; 61(1), 59-67.
2012 FUJII Sachiko Difference between therapeutic effects of deep and superficial acupuncture needle insertion for low back pain : A randomized controlled clinical trial.
JJSAM 2011; 61(3), 208-217.
2013 IWAMOTO Eisuke Effects of electroacupuncture on the arterial stiffness in stroke patients.
JJSAM 2012; 62(3), 216-225.
2013 SHINBARA Hisashi A survey of adverse events at acupuncture clinics in Japan.
JJSAM 2012; 62(4), 315-325.
2015 SHIMOICHI Yoshinori Acupuncture for patients with lower back pain : Systematic review of randomized controlled trials conducted in Japan
JJSAM 2014; 64(1), 37-53.
2016 TOMOOKA Kiyohide A descriptive epidemiological study of subjective symptoms and patterns.
JJSAM 2015; 65(3), 178-188.
2016 OGAWA Hajime Visualization and 3 D modeling of anatomical structures relating to acupuncture points, and the educational effects (1 st report):-rendering 3 D data by sectional images of the human knee, lower leg and foot using magnetic resonance imaging for use on a 3 D printer-.
JJSAM 2015; 65(4), 256-264.
2017 TAKANASHI Tomoaki Physicians’ experience of cooperative care with acupuncturists in home palliative care.
JJSAM 2016; 66(2), 90-100.
2018 UCHINO Yoko Importance of handsearch in literature review of the association between acupuncture and hepatitis infection:Examination with a modified systematic review.
JJSAM 2017; 67(3), 201-214.
2018 TSUJIUCHI Keiko Investigation of the effectiveness of acupuncture and moxibustion therapy as a treatment for breech presentation by a randomized controlled trial.
JJSAM 2017; 67(3), 215-223.
2019 SHIKURA Takaaki Publication Bias of Abstracts of Clinical Trials Presented at the 2006-2010 Annual Meetings of the Japan Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion: Implications and Suggestions for Future Clinical Research in Japan.
JJSAM 2018; 68(1), 21-31.
2019 ISHIZAKI Naoto Development and Verification of Oriental Medical Terminology Searching System for Visually Impaired Students.
JJSAM 2018; 68(4), 274-282.
2020 MIYAZAKI Shogo Can Allowance for Acupuncture Treatment Benefit Office Workers’ Presenteeism?:- Pragmatic, Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial (Interim Analysis)
JJSAM 2019; 69(4), 254-265.

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