Ren Mai and Du Mai Treatments for Different Disorders Including Auto-Immune Conditions
Kiiko Matsumoto

Seminar Information

Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4, 2012
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

14 CEUs Available (California CEU not available for this seminar)

Sheraton Columbia
10207 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044

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Kiiko Matsumoto Style of Acupuncture

  • Kiikoís acupuncture style utilizes a systemic, easy to learn, palpatory method which is designed to provide instant feedback.
  • When using this system, a practitioner follows a palpation sequence which, both establishes diagnosis and treatment options.
  • Kiikoís Style addresses the patientís health issues from several levels.
  • By looking more deeply into the structural and/ or constitutional imbalances, which often underlie a patientís symptomatic complaints, the practitioner is able to assist in a more complete and lasting healing.
  • It is precisely this holistic approach which gives a Kiiko Style acupuncturist the ability to help patients with the most complex issues.
  • Often by seeing the patientís problem from this broader perspective, the practitioner can solve difficult cases.

Looking at the classics of Chinese Medicine, Kiiko will show how the Ren is the origin of the organs, and the Du is the source of the meridians. She will discuss how the “straight line” (mouth to anus line) begins to twist and take shape. This “twisting” takes place in the area of Tan Tien and happens early on in life. The effects of this will have far reaching influence. For example, a malrotation can lead to problems such as autoimmune conditions later in life.

Kiiko will discuss how to apply these ideas to treat patients with many different conditions including autoimmune problems - Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn's etc. She will also demonstrate how to use the Ren and Du to help structural problems.

Kiiko Matsumoto

Kiiko MatsumotoKiiko Matsumoto is internationally known for her scholarly work on acupuncture and interpretation of Chinese Classic texts. Kiiko has published four fundamental texts on acupuncture in the U.S: (Kiiko Matsumoto's Clinical Strategies in the Spirit of Master Nagano (Volumes 1 and 2), Hara Diagnosis: Reflections on the Sea, Five Elements and Ten Stems and Eight Extraordinary Vessels) Kiiko received her honorary Master of Pedagogy degree from Tri-State College of Acupuncture, in honor of her enormous contribution to the College's educational programs.

Ms. Matsumoto is known for her ability to integrate into a coherent, clinically effective style the work of very important Japanese acupuncture Masters, among them Master Nagano, Master Kawai and Dr. Manaka. She still continues her education by traveling to Japan at least twice a year to study with her masters.

Ms. Matsumoto holds a very busy practice in Newton, Massachusetts, and has taught extensively both in the US and abroad. Kiiko Matsumoto Style of Acupuncture is also taught at Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education and Beth Israel Hospital.

Kiiko is regularly teaching acupuncture around the world. Her vast clinical experience and fun, dynamic teaching style are her trademarks.

For more information please visit her website at

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