Maryland Acupuncture Society, Inc.


Kiiko Matsumoto and David Euler

Date and Time: April 2-3, 2005

Saturday - 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday - 9 am to 5 pm

Lunch served for MAS members only at the MAS annual meeting

15 CEUs Available

Hara/palpation Diagnosis: Instant Evaluation of Treatment Efficacy

click on picture to go to Kiiko Matsumoto's Web Site

For seminar information contact:

Barbra Esher / 410.360.3534


Postmarked by March 7, 2005 after March 7, 2005
MAS Member $250 $275
MAS Student Member $225 $250
Non-MAS Member $295 $320

AOMAlliance, AOBTA and ASNY Members* 

*must enclose proof of current membership

$268 $290

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75% refund

after March 7, 2005

No Refund


Kiiko Matsumoto, Lic. Ac. is internationally known for her scholarly work on Acupuncture and the interpretation of Chinese Classic texts. She has published three fundamental texts on Acupuncture in the U.S. and has just finished a fourth. Kiiko is mostly known for her ability to integrate the work of very important Japanese Masters among them Master Nagano, Master Kawai and Dr. Manaka into a coherent clinically effective style. Kiiko is regularly teaching acupuncturists around the world and the United States. Her vast clinical experience and powerful teaching style are her trademark.

David Euler, Lic. Ac. is recognized as an authority on modern Japanese styles of acupuncture and their integration with Traditional Chinese Styles and Western Medicine. As faculty and clinical supervisor, David taught the Kiiko Style of Acupuncture for six years at the New England School of Acupuncture. He has worked in close collaboration with Kiiko Matsumoto for over 10 years and is teaching her style in many places around the world.

Both Kiiko Matsumoto and David Euler work out of the Newton Acupuncture Clinic in Natick, MA and see an average of 140 patients a week. Their philosophy is that only through clinical experience one can attempt to teach others the art and medicine of Acupuncture.

Kiiko Style acupuncture utilizes a systematic, easy to learn, palpation method, which is designed to provide immediate feedback. When using this system, the practitioner follows a palpation sequence, which, both establishes a diagnosis and suggests several treatment options, that might be effective for treating a particular patient.

The diagnostic reflex zones found at the abdomen, neck, and back indicate constitutional as well as acute problems, with treatments addressing the root as well as the branch. Kiiko's style is very close to the classics as she sheds light on many Han Dynasty writings in her seminars.

In many ways, Kiiko’s style of acupuncture takes the practice of acupuncture from the ambiguous realm of theory into the direct experience of reality. In this system "you treat what you feel". If the reflex is not present, or if specific treatment points do not significantly change the reflex quality, then some other more viable treatment option must be found. Both the practitioner and the patient always have some immediate indication as to the effectiveness of the treatment.


In this presentation Kiiko Matsumoto and David Euler will link the writings from the Classical Chinese texts and their explanations to various differential diagnostic and treatment strategies relevant to the alteration of the immune system. Kiiko will demonstrate treatments for symptomatic presentations related to auto-immune diseases. In this category, autonomic nerve and adrenal gland imbalances will be discussed together with treatments that attempt to regulate and modulate the immune system.

Kiiko will present the fascinating explanations from the Ling Shu, Su Wen and Nan Ching as well as from the Lei Ching (16th century text) dealing with the Triple Warmer (specifically concentrating on the middle Warmer) and a Zong Qi treatment strategy.


In this presentation Kiiko Matsumoto and David Euler will discuss the differences between acute and chronic pain from the classical (Chinese Han Dynasty sources) as well as the most modern (PET and f-MRI sources) point of view. Differential diagnostic and treatment strategies will be demonstrated on volunteers that present with painful conditions. The approaches to the treatment of pain will include central nervous system as well as peripheral nervous system treatments.

The Chinese classical point of view from a Daoist perspective of how the brain is organized will be presented and compared to the modern findings and treatment strategies devised based  upon these findings.

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