Workshops, seminars and short courses
Introduction to the Kiiko Matsumoto Style of Japanese Acupuncture
hours of Theory & 50 hours of Clinic
addition to offering 50 hours of theory in Japanese Acupuncture, students
will also receive 50 hours of hands on clinical training treating patients
independently, coming up with their own diagnosis and doing all their own
needling. This experience and opportunity is vital in truly understanding
the intricacy of the art 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.
About the instructors:
Tak Tsurusaki, GP-R.Ac
Through his apprentiship 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.
Pavel Rankin, Hon. B.A.
in Kiiko Style Acupuncture (one of several Japanese styles), noted for its
gentle, palpation-based approach and the use of moxa. His solid grasp of
Japanese language has enabled him to translate medical documents as well as
attend and assist at Acupuncture seminars in Japan, including ones with
Kiiko Matsumoto and Tsuyoshi Shimamura.
A practitioner of martial arts since childhood (including Aikido, Iaido, Karate and Western Boxing), Pavel has been an instructor of Kenjutsu (traditional Japanese swordsmanship) since 2010.
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
Theory will be taught by Pavel Rankin and the clinic portion will be taught and supervised by Tak Tsurusaki.
Non SSC Acupuncture Institute Graduates:
Please call (416) 323-1818 ex.22 for further information.
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm