This is an advanced class on resolving chronic pain. It is for those who have previously studied with Kiiko at one of her live presentations. In this course, Kiiko demonstrates pain resolution techniques on diverse cases including chronic pain from trauma, painful scars, neuropathy, painful veins, inflamed nerves, osteoarthritis, chondritis, and abdominal pain.Learn More
This is a full weekend course of Kiiko Matsumoto Style (KMS) acupuncture. The lecture and presentation are based around the 9 Stars, which is the human, middle system in relation to the upper heavenly 10 Stems -5 Elements; and the lower earthly 12 branches-12 year cycles, 12 channels of acupuncture. These concepts are basic to Chinese thought and acupuncture. In this course, Kiiko treats 10 patients, focusing on the Hara and digestive syndromes. Crohn’s, Celiac, Colitis, Reflux, Stomach pain, GYN and GB disorders are included in the cases. In addition, each case includes the individual’s case history, thus have additional physical and emotional pain. KMS shows clear acupuncture protocols that reliably change the pain a patient presents with both in their chief complaint and in their abdominal (hara) pattern. The ability to use hara diagnosis as both an insight to the meridians that will be effective, and also as feedback to the successful resolution of pain is a hallmark expectation of KMS acupuncture.Learn More
The Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex (DLPFC), a walnut-sized area of the brain has been shown to change in patients with chronic pain-it becomes thinner. MRI follow-up imaging shows us that once pain has been resolved the thickness of the cortex in this area of the brain increases, thus resembling the DLPFC of healthy individuals.
DLPFC also shows changes in association with emotional and psychological reactions-specifically anxiety, fear and depression. The area of the scalp directly over the DLPFC contains a number of acupuncture points. This course explores the clinical significance of including these acupuncture points in cases of chronic pain, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, and several digestive disorders including IBS. Sympathetic dominance patterns can also benefit from using these acupuncture points.Learn More
Autonomic Nervous System Imbalance (ANS) & it’s Effects on Digestion & Respiration
Kiiko demonstrates how the fight or flight response is related to many chronic complaints, including chronic pain, digestive disorders, respiratory problems, and more. The course will show how to confirm this connection with palpation diagnosis, and use appropriate treatment with acupuncture. Evaluation and resolution of pressure pain on the hara, the SCM muscle, the rhomboids, and the soft tissue above the trochanter is included in ANS diagnosis and treatment.