Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture

Continuing education for acupuncturists

2018-2019 Classes 

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A rare opportunity to get systematic training in Kiiko Matsumoto's palpation diagnosis and treatment strategies. Enrollment is limited to provide optimal learning. These may be attended as stand alone seminars, or as essential foundation classes in the 150-hour Certificate Course in Matsumoto/Nagano Style Acupuncture.

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September 8-9, 2018

kiiko matsumoto's Treatments for Pain in Children and Adults

Monika Kobylecka, L.Ac.

Kiiko Matsumoto Style (KMS) Acupuncture integrates emergent insights from Western medicine with palpation-based diagnosis in a practical, patient-focused treatment style. Monika Kobylecka is Kiiko's co-author and protege.


Based Monika's experience as a staff acupuncturist at one of the nation's most prestigious pediatric hospitals, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, this class will demonstrate how reliable results with children & adults in a fast paced integrative medical setting.  Opportunities to bring patients (Children 7 & up, and Adults) to the class with the following conditions:

  • Daily or migraine headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Functional abdominal pain
  • Back, neck, or joint pain
  • Rheumatoid and other types of arthritis

To be successful, acupuncturists need to do two things:  

1. Explain how acupuncture works in language patients and physicians understand. 

2. Deliver instantaneous results, especially for pain conditions. 

Learn how to do both with Kiiko Matsumoto's co-author and protege, Monika Kobylecka, L.Ac.

September 8-9   Early Bird only $349! NCCAOM/CA PDAs pending

September 29-30, 2018

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"Heartology": Defending and Nourishing the Shen.

KMS treatments for emotional & cardiac conditions

Venue: Discovery Point School of Massage Seattle,  Washington

Presenters: Monika  Kobylecka, L.Ac. & Robert Holloway, MD

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We live and practice in a moment when cardiovascular disease is epidemic, and when the sanctuary of the Shen has been disrupted -- on many levels.

As acupuncturists, we continually encounter these two dimensions of the Heart.  

One is the myocardium and the blood vessels, and includes symptoms such as: 

  • Hypertension,

  • Arteriosclerosis, 

  • Strokes, 

  • A-fib and other arrhythmias, 

  • Raynaud’s and

  • Varicosities. 

The other involves disturbances of the Shen:

  • Anxiety, 

  • Depression, 

  • PTSD and

  • Other types of mood dysregulation.

Throughout her long career, Kiiko has investigated these principalities of the Heart: The dwelling place of the Shen, and the pump and pathways that delivers blood to every cell in the body. A dynamic understanding of both these vital functions of the Heart brings clarity and focus to each treatment we deliver.

In her September 8-9, Monika will present some of Kiiko sensei's most practical and clinically important insights, including:

-Counterflow -- This is a thread that runs through all of Kiiko's books, and her decades of clinical and scholarly investigation.  Counterflow (or Heart Fire unrooted by insufficient Kidney Water) is implicated in many Shen disturbances, and most types of cardiovascular disease. In this context, Monika will describe the dynamic relationship of Zong (Ancestral) Qi, Ming Men (GV4), the “seventh segment”, and S.I. 11.

-The Tan Tien -- Kiiko continually reminds us that " the Heart is not a fighter", and why we need to strengthen the Tan Tien to protect and defend the Shen.

- Shao Yang and the Autonomic Nervous System — In Nagano/Matsumoto acupuncture, Triple Warmer and Gall Bladder points are used to chronic stress patterns described as Sympathetic Nervous System dominance.

Kiiko often reminds us that memories are everywhere in the body, not just the brain. Some of these we can see and feel:  Scar tissue, restricted tissues from long ago injuries, tender reflex points on the abdomen and elsewhere. In the realm of the Heart, their effects more insidious, and may contribute to lifelong patterns of physical and emotional pain.

Monika will explain why Kiiko translates "Yi" as the "memory of the Heart", and the important relationship between the Spleen and the Heart. 

Bonus!!  Robert Holloway, MD -- child and adolescent psychiatrist  (and Monika's colleague from Children's hospital Los Angeles)  will share essential tools for suicide prevention. 2 hours Nccaom ethics PDAs.
 This class will include multiple treatment demonstrations, and in-depth case discussions.  As always, Monika will supplement her lectures with meticulously prepared power point slides, generous Q and A time, and free wheeling class discussions. 

 

October 20-21, 2018

Kiiko Matsumoto returns to portland, OR!

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

New scalp points for treatment of insulin resistance and diabetes; Master Kawai's diode ring treatments for pain and neuropathy; New clinical applications Small Intestine channel points for neurologic conditions and -- of course -- much more!

 Photo: Courtesy of Qiology

Photo: Courtesy of Qiology

Register for Kiiko's October 20-21 seminar now and get early bird discount of only $379!

 

Eugene, Oregon Acupuncture. Tom Williams, L.Ac. Questions: 541-686-9658 or tomwilliamslac@gmail.com Remit checks: Turning Point Center, 670 E. 18th Eugene, OR 97401

 

 

 

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