Tsuyoshi Shimamura with Master Nagano in 2000.

Tsuyoshi Shimamura with Master Nagano in 2000.

Tsuyoshi Shimamura was the closest student of Master Nagano during his final years and is highly regarded as a teacher and practitioner of Nagano's style. 

Tsuyoshi was a featured presenter during Kiiko Matsumoto's Japan Study Tours in 2012 and 2013

Tsuyoshi was a featured presenter during Kiiko Matsumoto's Japan Study Tours in 2012 and 2013

Despite blindness, Master Nagano memorized Chinese canonical literature and developed an iconoclastic treatment approach that incorporated emergent insights from Western medicine. Over the next half a century--using his extraordinary palpation skills as a guide--he crafted ingenious acupuncture protocols that bridged Eastern and Western medicine. He also became a mentor to two of the most important Japanese acupuncture teachers of our time: Kiiko Matsumoto and Tsuyoshi Shimamura.

Don't miss this opportunity to study with this acclaimed teacher and practitioner on his only stop in the US in 2015!



Diabetes and metabolic syndrome now affects one in four adults, with its attendant risk of heart disease, stroke, and premature death. Many acupuncturists know that the first medical description of diabetes, “Xiao Ke” -- or wasting and thirsting disorder-- is found in the Nei Jing.  

But, how does the particular constellation of symptoms known as "metabolic syndrome" --hypertension, hyperglycemia, and excess visceral fat-- translate into the language of Oriental medicine? And, how can we  assist our patients in their struggle to achieve and maintain weight loss?

An expert in the treatment of diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome, Tsuyoshi Shimamura will describe and demonstrate effective acupuncture and moxibustion treatments for these epidemic health problems. 

Enrollment for this one-day class is open to any licensed acupuncturist or current acupuncture student. 

Registration: See below


October 3-5, 2015: Hands-on Training in Nagano Style Acupuncture for PAIN AND STRESS-RELATED CONDITIONS



On Saturday and Sunday, Tsuyoshi will review his diagnostic and treatment techniques for pain and stress-related conditions, such as migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, and depression. Emphasizing a step-by-step approach, Tsuyoshi will explain why it is critical to first move the Qi, then Blood, and finally Water. Focusing on five essential diagnostic areas – the pulse, tongue, the Hara, Liver 13, and St. 41 – he will demonstrate how to systematically arrive at an accurate diagnosis with each patient. This weekend class will include live demonstrations, case discussions, and supervised hands-on training in the pulse-taking and palpation techniques needed to assess and treat pain and stress-related conditions.


On Monday, each student will work at treatment tables to incorporate the five key assessment techniques taught on Saturday and Sunday to arrive at a diagnosis, develop a plan, and then deliver an acupuncture and moxibustion treatment. Each step will be discussed, confirmed, and supervised by Tsuyoshi Shimamura. This is an extraordinary opportunity to put these powerful diagnostic and treatment techniques together – in real time, with real patients – so you will have the skills and confidence to put them to use in your clinic.

Enrollment for this three-day intensive is available to anyone who attends his Friday, Oct. 2 class, or who have previously taken one of Tsuyoshi Shimamura’s classes. Other students may be admitted as space permits.



All four days (Friday - Monday): $899 Before September 15: Only $849) No prerequisites.

Friday only: $349 (Before September 15: Only $269) No prerequisites.

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday: $749 (Before September 15: Only $699) Available to students who have previously studied with Tsuyoshi Shimamura, or with permission.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: $749 (Before September 15: Only $699) No prerequisites.


Remit checks: Turning Point Center, 670 E. 18th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401

Call to pay with Visa/MC (add’l $10): 541-686-9658

Refund policy: 90% refund until two weeks prior to class

You MUST include your license #, phone number, email, and street address with your registration.