Kiiko Matsumoto/Master Nagano Style Acupuncture Seminars in 2017:


Kiiko Matsumoto in PDX!

"Restoring the Brain/Gut Axis"

September 9-10

Photo courtesy of Qiology

Photo courtesy of Qiology

Ninety percent of the neurotransmitter serotonin is
produced by gut bacteria in the abdomen. This and other
findings have led to the description of the “Brain/Gut
Axis” which, in turn, have transformed our understanding
of the GI system, the role of gut microbiome, and the
enteric basis of mental illness.
In her September 9-10 class, Kiiko will demonstrate how she incorporates these — and other emergent insights from Western medicine-- into her dynamic, palpation-based acupuncture style.

Kiiko Matsumoto’s 1987 book, “Hara Diagnosis: Reflections on the Sea” introduced us to a tradition of acupuncture which regards the abdomen as representational of the entire body/mind. In this class, she will emphasize that St. 27 on the right corresponds to the ileocecal value, and this area’s high concentration of lymphatic tissues. Tenderness to palpation here may be related to diminished immune system function, candidiasis, or bacterial overgrowth. The area below the umbilicus, the Tan Tian, is strongly associated with the head and injuries there (C-sections, for instance) may predispose one to to psychological problems (including postpartum depression).

As acupuncturists, we are uniquely positioned to help re-establish the body’s core ecological balance. And, Kiiko Matsumoto is uniquely able to help us understand and strengthen the body’s energetic center— the Hara— and to use acupuncture to support healthy neurologic communication throughout the body.

Put the simple diagnostic and treatment strategies taught in this class to use in clinic on Monday morning to benefit patients suffering from conditions such as:

Learn Kiiko's new treatments for:

  • Food allergies/Cravings/Obesity
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Candida Overgrowth
  • Ileo-cecal value problems
  • Limbic Brain Dysregulation
  • Depression and Anxiety*

Based on many decades of intensive scholarly and clinical investigation, her ability to bridge the best of East and West into a coherent, clinically-effective treatment style, Kiiko’s classes are a tour de force that will change how you practice acupuncture.

To register: Use PayPal link (below) or remit checks to Turning Point Center, 670 E. 18th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401. (If you are paying with PayPal, use the Sign Up field to provide your license #, etc.). We will confirm your registration by phone or email as soon as possible. See refund policy below.

Venue: Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, 75 NW Couch St., Portland, OR 

This class may be attended singly, or as part of our 150-hour Certificate Course in Matsumoto/Nagano Style Acupuncture. 

*Due to the the presenter’s spontaneous teaching style -- and the frequent use of live treatment demonstrations-- actual material covered is unpredictable.

Early Bird discount only $379. (Regular $419) Register now and save your seat in this year's new, intimate venue!

REFUNDS: 90% refund until two weeks prior to registered class. 100% refunds for payments received after class is full. Please register soon to reserve your spot.















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