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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A person is using a long hose to matsumogo her garden. Only authentic products and techniques as used by Masters Nagano, Kawaii and Manaka are recommended.

After some time has passed, she has moved a good distance away from the faucet where the hose is connected and suddenly water stops flowing. 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.

Pulse diagnosis is highly subjective and neither the practitioner or patient has any way of knowing if the treatment that is being performed is effective while it is being given. A KMS practitioner uses palpation to create a sort of map that indicates the individual’s areas of strength, weakness and energetic blocks. There are many possible answers to this question: What is Kiiko Matsumoto Style matsumoti What is Oriental Medicine? So the question is: Palpation is the ability to gain information through touch.

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It can be said that we developed and grew from the belly outward. The foundation of KMS is diagnosis and assessment through abdominal palpation.

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: Qi moves through the body via pathways called meridians or channels that connect the internal organs and glands to the rest of the body. 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 fix or treatment of the problem depends on the cause. This method evolved to an extraordinary level of sophistication in Japanese acupuncture for a very unusual reason.

Kiiko Matsumoto, whose clinical experience spans more than thirty-five years, still continues her education by traveling at least twice a year to Japan to study with their masters. In this example, the problem to be solved, branch or symptom is obvious; lack of water flow. Learn KMS acupuncture in a live seminar with Kiiko and through her books.

It works by asking the questions: The hose has become stuck on something. When using this system, a KMS practitioner follows a palpation sequence which, both establishes a diagnosis and suggests several treatment options which kiioo be effective for treating a particular patient. Specific active reflexes suggest the diagnosis and the treatment efficacy be established by changes in the same reflexes.

These are then evaluated against the patients main complaint to determine the most effective treatment strategy. In order 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.

For this reason, palpatory diagnosis in the form of KMS yields better, longer lasting and more reliable results overall.

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 kikko 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.

Palpation is the application of pressure on areas of the body to determine the presence or absence of discomfort as felt and reported by the patient. Kiiko is an internationally renowned practitioner and teacher with over three decades of experience.


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Mxtsumoto style of acupuncture is imminently suited to the diverse needs of our patient population. Acupoints can be stimulated in many ways which include, but are not limited to: What Can Acupuncture Treat? Kiiko Matsumoto studied with these masters and has created her own style know as KMS. The hose has been cut. KMS utilizes a highly developed system of palpation to evaluate, diagnose and assess the effectiveness of a proposed treatment.

Someone turned off the water to the miiko house. Kiiko Matsumoto does not endorse lasers and other commercial products. The educational model that is 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.

The reason, or root of the problem has to be investigated to be known. An acupuncturist uses acupoints found along the meridians to regulate the flow of Qi.


Our health is determined by the quality, abundance, and availability of our Qi. Due to the fact that matsumkto root and branch are linked, these two aspects must be understood by the acupuncturist and treated simultaneously for the treatment to be both successful and long lasting.

The diagnosis and treatment strategies follow one another in one circular motion.

Call to Schedule. In this case the first step would be to turn the water off at the faucet before repairing the hose.

Kiiko Matsumoto Style or KMS acupuncture is a blend of several different styles of acupuncture practiced by notable Japanese masters.