Kiiko Matsumoto/Master Nagano Style Acupuncture Seminars in 2017-2018:

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.

Kiiko Matsumoto in PDX!

"Restoring the Brain/Gut Axis"

September 9-10

8:30 to 5 Both Days

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 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!


*** Stay in Portland an Extra Day!!*** 

Monday, Sept. 11   8:45 - 3:30

"One Day Implementation Intensive"

with Monika Kobylecka, L.Ac.

Limited-enrollment, hands-on class.
6 NCCAOM PDAs approved
OCOM 75 NW Couch St., Portland, OR

Learn the essential steps to implement Kiiko’s amazing treatment strategies with one-on-one instruction from Kiiko sensei’s co-author and teaching assistant, Monika Kobylecka, L.Ac.

This is a review class of Kiiko's essential diagnosis and treatment skills, with special focus on material from Kiiko’s "Restoring the Brain/Gut Axis" class.

Enrollment in this special hands-on Implementation Intensive is limited to first 30 registrants.

I was completely blown away and grateful with how readily Monika was able to convey Kiiko’s techniques… The
combination of her passionate approach,
knowledge, and patience is a gift that will
transform your practice”.
Patricia Heraghty, L.Ac. New Fairfield, CT

If you are already registered for Kiiko's Sept. 9-10 "Brain/Gut Axis" class, you can register for Monika's Sept. 11 "Implementation Intensive" for only $219.

(Note: The Implementation Intensive is primary intended for attenders of Kiiko's Brain/Gut Axis class. A few seats will be available for people unable to attend Kiiko's September 9-10 class, but who have attended a previous class with Kiiko. )

Monika's Implementation Intensive Only: $299


Better yet: Come to all three days: Sept. 9-10 with Kiiko and Sept. 11 with Monika for only $598    ~ Save $120 ~



October 28-29, 2017  

Kiiko Matsumoto’s Treatments for GYN, Urological and Reproductive Issues

Sat. 8:30 to 5; Sun. 8:30 - 3:30

Monika Kobylecka, L.Ac.

With live treatment demonstrations and her down-to-earth, step-by-step teaching style, Monika will share
Kiiko’s sensei’s diagnosis and treatment strategies for *Endometriosis,
*PCOS, *Prostatitis, *Post-Partum
Depression, *Menopausal Symptoms, *Fibroids, *Morning Sickness, and more.

Only $349 before October 6th, $379 after.

2018 Introductory/Foundation classes: 

A rare opportunity to get systematic training in Kiiko Matsumoto's palpation diagnosis and treatment strategies. Enrollment is limited (30) to provide optimal hand-on learning. These classes are required for completion of the 150-hour Certificate Course in Matsumoto/Nagano Style Acupuncture.

January 20-21 Hara Diagnosis I

February 17-18 Hara Diagnosis II

March 17-18 The Spine Reveals
















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