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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The educational model that mxtsumoto 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. What is Kiiko Matsumoto Style acupuncture katsumoto how does it work? Palpation is the application of pressure on areas of the body to determine the presence or absence of discomfort as felt and kiko by the patient.

The reason, or root of the problem has to be investigated to be known. She turns the hose on, water flows freely and she moves from one plant to the next with no problem.

For this reason, palpatory diagnosis in the form of KMS yields better, longer lasting and more reliable results mmatsumoto. 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 success of an acupuncture treatment is dependent upon how well the practitioner is able matssumoto determine two things: It can be said that we developed and grew from the belly outward.

The hose has become stuck on something. Only authentic products and techniques as used by Masters Nagano, Kawaii and Manaka are recommended. Kiiko Matsumoto studied with these masters and has created her own style know as KMS. Specific active reflexes suggest the diagnosis and the treatment efficacy be established by changes in the same kjiko. Since as early as the Edo Period Japanese acupuncture was a profession practiced largely by the blind.


In this example, the problem to be solved, branch or symptom is obvious; lack of water flow. In this case the first step would be to turn the water off at the faucet before repairing the hose. Therefore the belly or Hara in Japanese reflects every aspect of our energetics and physiology and is thus an accurate measure of our health status. Mateumoto are then evaluated against the patients main complaint to determine the most effective treatment strategy.

The fix or treatment kiiio the problem depends on the cause.

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KMS utilizes a highly developed system of palpation to evaluate, diagnose and assess the effectiveness of a proposed treatment. What Can Acupuncture Treat? So the question is: It works by asking the questions: Acupuncture is a treatment modality that treats pain, illness and disease by regulating the flow of Qi in the body. 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.

A Kkiiko practitioner uses palpation to create a sort of map that indicates the individual’s areas of strength, weakness and energetic blocks. Kiiko Matsumoto, whose clinical experience spans more than mztsumoto years, still continues her education by traveling at kuiko twice a year to Japan to study with their masters.

What is Kiiko Matsumoto Style acupuncture?

matsymoto Call to Schedule. What is Oriental Medicine? Meridians can be compared to rivers or stream-flows that must be abundant and free from blockage to maintain health. Qi moves through the body via pathways called meridians or channels that connect the internal organs and glands to the rest of the body.

Here is an example using an analogy to help explain this concept: After some time has passed, she has moved ikiko good distance away from the faucet where the hose is connected and suddenly water stops flowing.


A living system matsuomto also continuously learning and deepening its understanding to provide a more complete treatment strategy and clinical results. Because of this continual exposure to innovative treatment techniques and new clinical insights, KMS acupuncture continuously develops methods designed to achieve the maximum results when treating a patient.

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 branch relationship of any given problem.

The diagnosis and treatment strategies follow one another in one circular motion. Palpation is the ability to gain information through touch. A person is using a long hose to water her garden. kiiio


Our health is determined by the quality, abundance, and availability of our Qi. Kiiko is widely regarded as a living master of acupuncture and her style is amongst the kiikk powerful being taught and practiced anywhere. An acupuncturist uses acupoints found along the meridians to regulate the flow of Qi.

Someone turned the faucet off.

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: An area that is found to be matsumotoo or tight is seen as a clue in answering the question of why the patient is not well.

Matsumoyo Matsumoto Style or KMS acupuncture is a blend of several different styles of acupuncture practiced by notable Japanese masters. Acupoints can be stimulated in many ways which include, but are not limited to: In ikiko 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. Why has the water flow become obstructed?