Kiiko Style Japanese Acupuncture
1) Kiiko Style acupuncture utilizes a systematic, easy , palpatory method which is designed
to provide instant feedback. When using this system, a Kiiko Style practitioner follows a palpation
sequence which, both establishes a diagnosis and suggests several treatment options which might be
effective for treating a particular patient.
2) Kiiko Style acupuncture is largely defined by its use of a highly systematized method of palpation.
Palpation is the ability to gain information through touch. This method evolved to an extraordinary level
of sophistication in Japanese acupuncture for a very unusual reason. Since as early as the Edo Period
(1602-1868) Japanese acupuncture was a profession practiced largely by the blind. This fact carries
through to the present day in that one of the primary influences in the development of Kiiko Style
acupuncture comes from Master Nagano who is a blind acupuncturist. Once learned, palpation
becomes an easy to use method for obtaining instant feedback as to the patient’s condition of health.
The diagnosis and treatment strategies follow one another in one circular motion. Specific active
reflexes suggest the diagnosis and the treatment efficacy be established by changes in the same
3) Kiiko’s Style addresses the patient’s health issues from several levels. By looking more deeply into
the structural and or constitutional imbalances, which often underlie a patient’s symptomatic
complaints, the practitioner is able to assist in a more complete and lasting healing. It is precisely this
holistic approach which gives a Kiiko Style acupuncturist the ability to help patients with the
most complex issues. Often by seeing the patient’s problem from this broader perspective, the
practitioner can solve difficult cases.
4) The practitioner using Kiiko Style acupuncture is part of a living tradition. The teachings of this
system come directly from first-hand experience gained from some of Japan’s greatest acupuncturists.
Kiiko Matsumoto, whose clinical experience spans more than thirty-five years, still continues her
education by traveling at least twice a year to Japan to study with their masters. Because of this
continual exposure to innovative treatment techniques and new clinical insights, Kiiko Style
acupuncture continuously develops methods designed to achieve the maximum results when treating a
patient. A living system of acupuncture must by definition reflect the changing needs of the time in
which it is practiced and incorporate the technological improvements at it’s disposal. A living system is
also continuously learning and deepening its understanding to provide a more complete treatment
strategy and clinical results. The diagnostic and treatment methods being taught in this system
accurately represent the clinical experience of some of Japan’s most respected master
5) The eclectic nature of Kiiko Style of acupuncture give the practitioner a wide number of viable
options from which to choose to create an effective treatment plan which addresses the individual
needs of each patient. This style of acupuncture is imminently suited to the diverse needs of
our patient population.
Disclaimer: Kiiko Matsumoto does not endorse lasers and other commercial products. Only authentic
products and techniques as used by Masters Nagano, Kawaii and Manaka are recommended