seminars and short courses
Introduction to the
Kiiko Matsumoto Style of
on the Nagano Style of 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.
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 apprentiship and long term work with Kiiko Matsumoto,
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.
'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.,
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
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
water the leaves, you would instead add water to the root of the dry
Japanese acupuncture relies heavily on
point, channel and structural palpation.
At the Shiatsu School of Canada and SSC
Acupuncture Institute, we
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
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
For Non SSC Acupuncture
Students who wish to register for this post graduate course can do so
by submitting a completed
along with transcripts detailing their level of completing acupuncture
training. All students must have at least the following:
applicant will be screened for suitability. Please call (416) 323-1818
ex.25 for further information.
January, 2014 - December 2014
$2250 (+hst) for non SSC grads
Please call the Admissions Department at 416-323-1818 or toll
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.
are currently being accepted, apply early to guarantee your seat in this