American University of Complementary Medicine
Mobilizing the Power of our Source Qi: A Nan-Jing perspective on the transformational powers of the Dan Tian
February 5-6, 2011
While there are many descriptions of the Dan Tian and theories about how to use it in Taoist cultivation, its potential in medicine is poorly understood. In this seminar, Master acupuncturist Kiiko Matsumoto introduces the power of understanding and utilizing the Dan Tian in treating difficult diseases. Kiiko will delve into the Nan Jing theory on the Dan Tian and show you how the Dan Tian can be used as a magic field of transformation that can be used not only for cultivation purposes, but to transform and transmute pathology as well. In traditional Kiiko style, this lecture will have both a theoretical and practical component and there will be a number of demonstrations.
Kiiko’s style of acupuncture is a synthesis of her own clinical findings and ideas with the approaches of many prominent Japanese acupuncturists. Through extensive clinical practice as well as her own interpretations of Chinese medical classics, Ms. Matsumoto has succeeded in integrating different approaches to create a coherent and highly effective style of her own that embodies ideas from the Chinese classics and modern Western medicine. The main characteristic of this style of acupuncture is the verification of acupuncture points and their clinical effectiveness before beginning a treatment by use of palpatory techniques.
About Kiiko Matsumoto
Kiiko Matsumoto, L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist practicing in Massachusetts who graduated from acupuncture school in Japan. She returns to her native Japan annually to study with Japanese Masters and has trained with Masters Kawaii, Nagano, Ito, and others. A master acupuncturist in her own right, she is the author of four books on acupuncture, including her recently acclaimed, Clinical Acupunture Strategies, Volumes 1 and 2.
February 5-6, 2011
Saturday & Sunday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.