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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Meridians can be compared to rivers or stream-flows that must be abundant and free from blockage to maintain health. Someone turned the faucet off.

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These are then evaluated against the patients main complaint to determine the most effective treatment strategy. A person is using a long hose to water her garden. This is not the case with acupuncture as it is taught and tested in schools throughout the US. With this analogy in 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.

Call to Schedule. Kiiko is an internationally renowned practitioner and teacher with over three decades of experience. This method evolved to an extraordinary level of sophistication in Japanese acupuncture for a very unusual reason. Since as early as the Edo Period Japanese acupuncture was a matsumito practiced largely by the blind. Acupuncture is a treatment modality that treats pain, illness and disease by regulating the flow of Qi in the body.


The fix or treatment of the problem depends on the cause. A KMS practitioner uses palpation to create a sort of map that indicates the individual’s areas of strength, weakness and energetic blocks. For this reason, palpatory diagnosis in the form of KMS yields better, longer lasting and more reliable results overall. Kiiko Matsumoto does not endorse lasers and other commercial products.


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. 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.

The success of an acupuncture treatment is dependent upon how well the practitioner is able to determine two things: KMS utilizes a highly developed system of palpation to evaluate, diagnose and assess the effectiveness of a proposed treatment. Qi moves through the body via pathways called meridians or channels that connect the internal organs and glands to the oiiko of the body. What is Oriental Medicine?

Someone turned off the water to the whole house. What is Kiiko Matsumoto Style acupuncture and how does it work? In this example, the problem to be solved, branch or symptom is obvious; lack of water flow.

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. Our health is determined by the quality, abundance, and availability of our Qi. What is Kiiko Matsumoto Style acupuncture? 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: Learn KMS acupuncture in a live seminar with Kiiko and through her books.


Specific active reflexes suggest the diagnosis and the treatment efficacy be established by changes in the same reflexes. It can be said that we developed and grew from the belly outward. Therefore the belly or Hara in Japanese reflects every aspect of our energetics and matsumotoo and is thus an accurate measure kilko our health status. 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.

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.

What Can Acupuncture Treat? Kiiko Matsumoto Style or KMS acupuncture is a blend of several different styles of acupuncture practiced by notable Japanese masters.

The foundation of KMS is diagnosis and assessment through abdominal palpation. The hose has become stuck on something. She turns the hose on, water flows freely and she moves from one plant to the next with no problem.

Here is an example using an analogy to help explain this concept: