Kiiko Matsumoto: Acupuncture for oncology patients and post-oncology problems
For whom is this workshop?
Certified acupuncturists that want to work in a palpation-based way. Some background in Kiiko Matsumoto’s Style of acupuncture is recommended, but not mandatory.
Why the subject, “Acupuncture for oncology patients and post-oncology problems”?
Oncology Acupuncture (OA) is a fast growing field, about which has been published in leading medical journals. More and more patients present at the acupuncture clinic with symptoms relating to either the cancer or the treatment of the cancer, such as xerostomia (dry mouth), nausea, low white blood count, fatigue and pain. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs generally are able to treat these problems well. However, what if the patient doesn’t respond well to the treatment? How much root and how much branch treatment should you use? How to determine if the patient is progressing? Kiiko Matsumoto’s palpation-based approach helps many people with addressing these questions, regardless of the the style of acupuncture that you use.
Kiiko Matsumoto’s approach, as always, is to treat the patients that are presented to her. She doesn’t use fixed protocols, but approaches each patient individually, to achieve maximum results. Each patient is different. Thus is the power and beauty of the work of a master acupuncturist.
What will you be able to do after this workshop?
Kiiko is extraordinary practical in her teaching: she demonstrates on real, live patients what she does in her own clinic in Boston. This is not a theoretical workshop, the focus is on demonstrating real clinical practice. Like many Japanese teachers, Kiiko demands full attention from her students, to follow what she is doing. The reward, however, is that you will go home with treatments that you can apply in your own clinic, and verify that they work.
Why this workshop?
Kiiko’s work is getting more and more attention in Europe. Her seminars in London, Germany, Switzerland and Israel are very popular. We are happy to be part of this growing interest in palpation-based acupuncture. Students that are specialising in Kiiko Matsumoto’s style will want to attend as many seminars as they can to deepen their knowledge. Students that use Kiiko Matsumoto’s approach to strengthen their own approach, are inspired by Kiiko’s practicality, and challenged to get the same results using other methods.
Can you give me some examples of how Kiiko Matsumoto teaches?
Yes and no. Kiiko Matsumoto studied and graduated in Japan, and her main influences are from Japanese teachers. However, she has an extraordinary knowledge of the classics, and has the ability to demonstrate her interpretation of Su Wen, Ling Shu and Nan Jing directly on the patient.
About the teacher
Kiiko Matsumoto is considered by many to be a ‘living master of acupuncture’. As a world-famous teacher and author, she has written the works of great Japanese acupuncture masters as Master Nagano, Master Kawai and Dr. Manaka. Kiiko Matsumoto presents at seminars around the world and has a private practice in Newton Highlands.
She is an internationally known for her scientific work on acupuncture and the interoperation of classical Chinese texts. She has published four basic works on acupuncture in the US. Kiiko Matsumoto regularly publishes articles in the Japanese Ido-No-Nippon Acupuncture Journal and has made two video series.
She is a fellow of the KINKO Psychiatric Hospital in Yokohama City, Japan, where she is researching the clinical treatment of depression in the style of Master Nagano. In recognition of her tremendous contribution to college education, Ms. Matsumoto received an honorable master's degree from the Tri-State Institute of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in New York. She is a permanent member of the faculty there.
She is known for her ability to master the work of renowned Japanese masters such as Master Nagano, Master Kawai and Dr. Manaka in a coherent and clinically effective style. Ms. Matsumoto regularly teaches acupuncture therapists around the world, including the US, and has a busy practice in Newton, Massachusetts.