Japanese Acupuncture (150 hours)
,Introduction to the Kiiko Matsumoto Style
Based on the Nagano Style of Japanese Acupuncture Japanese acupuncture refers to several acupuncture styles which have been developed or cultivated in Japan. Kiiko Style Acupuncture is one of these styles. It is based on the work of many Japanese masters including Master Kiyoshi Nagano.
'I feel that we benefit from learning this style of acupuncture because we can
instantly know whether our clients are responding to our treatment methods because of this specific style of acupuncture and approach to treatment' David Douville, Cert.S.T., Dipl.A.C.
Approach to treatment:
The goal of each treatment is to achieve the best results with the fewest needles. The result is a virtually painless treatment and the highest level of comfort - even for patients who are afraid of needles.
A complete treatment that addresses both the "root" and "branch". This means that we treat both the symptoms a patient describes and the cause of those symptoms. (To simplify this idea, imagine the following: you notice that the branches of your lemon tree are dry. To solve this problem, you would not water the leaves, you would instead add water to the root of the dry tree.)
Japanese acupuncture relies heavily on point, channel and structural palpation.
At the Shiatsu School of Canada and SSC Acupuncture Institute, we use the Kiiko Matsumoto Style of acupuncture in which careful palpation of the abdomen (hara), muscle structures and reflex points in conjunction with the cross checking method are used to diagnose and guide the treatment. This method allows both the patient and the practitioner to monitor the progress of each treatment right away. When a correct set of acupuncture points are chosen, the patient feels a change in the palpated structures immediately.
In a Japanese acupuncture treatment, very thin needles and Moxa are used to stimulate points. Please use the links above to learn more about each method.
This introductory course covers a broad range of treatment techniques from Japan, including abdominal (hara) palpation and diagnosis, subtle needling techniques and moxibustion and paste techniques.
For Non SSC Acupuncture Institute Graduates:
Students who wish to register for this post graduate course can do so by submitting a completed application form along with transcripts detailing their level of completing acupuncture training. All students must have at least the following:
$2250 (+hst) for non SSC grads
$1500 (+hst) for SSC grads
Registration: Please call the Admissions Department to register for this course. Payment can be made in full or interest free monthly installments. If students choose to take this course as an independent course the hours and fees are applied towards the program as an exemption from this course within the program of their choice.
Upon successful completion of this course, students receive an official transcript for their academic records.
How to Register: Please call 416-323-1818 ex. 22 or toll free 1-800-263-1703 ex.22 for further information or to register for this course. Minimum enrollment is required to run this course. Schedules are subject to change, please call us directly to confirm dates and times for this class.
Tak Tsurusaki, has been working along side Master Kiiko Matsumoto for over 20 years and has been instructing new Japanese acupuncturists for over 15 years at The Shiatsu School of Canada.
Through his apprenticeship and long term work with Kiiko Matsumoto, Tak Tsurusaki has become recognized as a leader in the field of 'Nagano style' Japanese acupuncture.
Kiiko Matsumoto and Tak continue to develop this specific form of Japanese acupuncture through their scholarly and clinical work, bringing the 'Nagano style' of Japanese acupuncture to practicing acupuncturists all over the world.