seminars and short courses
to the Kiiko Matsumoto Style of Japanese Acupuncture (100 hours)
on the Nagano Style of Japanese Acupuncture
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
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.
his apprentiship and long term work with Kiiko Matsumoto, Tak Tsurusaki has
become recognized as a leader in the field of 'Nagano style' Japanese
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
'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'
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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:
minimum of 1600 hours of previously completed Traditional Chinese
Medicine (TCM) training which should include a completed course in 'Clean
Each applicant will be screened for suitability. Please call (416)
323-1818 ex.25 for further information.
September 2014 - April 2015
from 6:00pm - 10:00pm
$1500 (+hst) for non SSC grads
(monthly: $166.66 + hst/month)
(+hst) for SSC grads
(monthly: $111.11 + hst /month)
call the Admissions Department at 416-323-1818 or toll free at
1-800-263-1703 ex.22 for further information, to register for this course or
wish to discuss various payment plan options. Minimum enrollment is
required to run this course.
(Applications are currently being accepted, apply early to
guarantee your seat in this class.)