Kiiko Matsumoto is a licensed acupuncturist internationally recognized for her scholarly work interpreting the Chinese Classics and her unique and practical. Kiiko Matsumoto Style or KMS acupuncture is a blend of several different styles of acupuncture practiced by notable Japanese masters. Kiiko Matsumoto studied. Kiiko Matsumoto, LAc. Kiiko Matsumoto is a world-renowned acupuncturist and teacher of the unique Master Nagano-style of clinical-based strategies. She is.

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Due to the fact that the root and branch are linked, these two aspects must be understood by the acupuncturist and treated simultaneously kilko the treatment to be both successful and long lasting.

An acupuncturist uses acupoints found along the meridians to regulate the flow of Qi. The educational model that is used to train acupuncturists in this country teaches a form of pulse evaluation for assessment and diagnosis that is very hard to master and typically takes years, if not decades of study and practice in order to be used effectively.

It can be said that we developed and grew from the belly outward. What Can Acupuncture Treat? What is Oriental Medicine? Call to Schedule. A person is using a long hose to water her garden.


It is precisely this holistic approach which gives a KMS acupuncturist the ability to help patients with the most complex issues. With this analogy in mind, it can be said that all styles of acupuncture, on a theoretical level attempt to understand both the root and jatsumoto relationship of any given mataumoto. Kiiko Matsumoto, whose clinical experience spans more than thirty-five years, still continues her education by traveling at least twice a year to Japan to study with their masters.

It works by asking the questions: For this reason, palpatory diagnosis in the form of KMS yields better, longer lasting and more reliable results overall. Here is an example using an analogy to help explain this concept: Therefore the belly or Hara in Japanese reflects every aspect of our energetics mahsumoto physiology and is thus an accurate measure of our health status.

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The hose has become stuck on something. This style of acupuncture is imminently suited to the diverse needs of our patient population. The reason, or root of the problem has to be investigated to be known.


Since as early as the Edo Period Japanese acupuncture was a profession practiced largely by the blind. So the question is: These are then evaluated against the patients main complaint to determine the most effective treatment strategy.

Palpation is the ability to miiko information through touch. She turns the hose on, water flows freely and she moves from one plant to the next with no problem.

Kiiko is an internationally renowned practitioner and teacher with over three decades of experience. The hose has been cut.

Kiiko Matsumoto Style or KMS acupuncture is a blend of several different styles of acupuncture practiced by notable Japanese masters. Qi moves through the body via pathways called meridians or channels that connect the internal organs and glands to the rest of the body. The hose has become kinked or twisted on itself.

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Because of this continual exposure to mxtsumoto treatment techniques and new clinical insights, KMS acupuncture continuously develops methods designed to achieve the maximum results when treating a patient. Specific active reflexes suggest the diagnosis and the treatment efficacy be established by changes in the same reflexes.

A KMS practitioner uses palpation to create a sort of map that indicates the individual’s areas of strength, weakness and energetic blocks. KMS utilizes a highly developed system of palpation to evaluate, diagnose and assess the effectiveness of a proposed treatment.

What sets KMS apart from other styles is that the practitioner is verifying that their diagnosis of root and branch are correct and that treatment will be successful while performing the evaluation and treatment. The advantage of using palpation is that both the practitioner and patient are aware when an area being evaluated is uncomfortable and when it is cleared by treatment. In order to fully explain what sets Kiiko Matsumoto Style acupuncture, KMS apart from other styles, it is first necessary to describe the basic theory of acupuncture in general.

The navel is the root of every person, because we were all connected to our mothers through our navel via the umbilical cord and everything that we needed to survive and grow: What is Kiiko Matsumoto Style acupuncture? Acupoints can be stimulated in many ways which include, but are not limited to: The diagnosis and treatment strategies follow one another in one circular motion. Kiiko is widely regarded as a living master of acupuncture and her style is amongst the most powerful being taught and practiced anywhere.


Pulse diagnosis is highly subjective and neither the practitioner or patient has any way of knowing if the treatment that is being performed is effective while it is being given. Acupuncture is a treatment modality that treats pain, illness and disease by regulating the flow of Qi in the body. Our health is determined by the quality, abundance, and availability of our Qi. Someone turned off the water to the whole house.

There are many possible answers to this question: When using this system, a KMS practitioner follows a palpation sequence which, both establishes a diagnosis and suggests several treatment options which might be effective for treating a particular patient. Kiiko Matsumoto studied with these masters and has created her own style know as KMS.

Someone turned the faucet off. In this example, the problem to be solved, branch or symptom is obvious; lack of water flow. The success of an acupuncture treatment is dependent upon how well the practitioner is able to determine two things: A living system is also continuously learning and deepening its understanding to provide a more complete treatment strategy and clinical results.

Meridians can be compared to rivers or stream-flows that must be abundant and free from blockage to maintain health. The foundation of KMS is diagnosis and assessment through abdominal palpation. This is not the case with acupuncture as it is taught and tested in schools throughout the US.

This method evolved to an extraordinary level of sophistication in Japanese acupuncture for a very unusual reason. This fact carries through to the present day in that one of the primary influences in the development of KMS acupuncture comes from Master Nagano who is a blind acupuncturist.