SEMINAR SERIES AT KIIKO'S CLINIC
KIIKO IN BOSTON: KIIKO MATSUMOTO'S TREATMENT STRATEGIES FOR CHRONIC VASCULAR, NEUROLOGICAL AND MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN
ONE DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday November 10 OR Sunday November 11, 2018
Location: 1223 Walnut St, Newton Highlands, MA
Chronic pain baffles practitoners of both Eastern and Western medicine as it often presents in complex patterns of idiopathic nature. Even when the pathology can be determined, very few treatment options seem available, and prognosis can be poor. This is especially true when the pain has a vascular or neurological root. As an acupuncturist, it can be difficult to deal with these types of pain cases, and often it seems that there is little that we can offer besides the usual promise of reducing inflammation and boosting oxygen circulation in the blood. While that is, in fact, an incredible offering on its own, it is important to be able to offer our patients something more specific, and be better able to predict clinical outcome.
In this one day seminar (choose Saturday OR Sunday), Kiiko Matsumoto will teach a small group of students about her clinical findings for the treatment of a wide variety of difficult to treat, chronic pain conditions, including neuropathies, varicose veins, neuromas, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and sciatica. Students will learn the most common abdominal patterns related to these conditions in order to help them better make a differential diagnosis through palpation. Determining the applicable root and condition-specific treatment will be covered with significant attention paid to the use of Du Mai, Bladder and Gall Bladder channel points located on the scalp. We will discuss the relationship between modern neuroscientific understanding of the brain and the notion of Shen, as well as applicable points for treatment as described in the Ling Shu. In addition, the use of non-insertive diode rings to painlessly deliver a microstimulation through the skin (without the use of electricity) will be discussed as an adjunct therapy option for those conditions that present with noticeable signs of pain or numbness in areas where needle insertion may be overly painful, or contraindicated.
7.5 CEUs (NCCAOM APPROVED)
COST: $225 ($200 early bird available, register by August 31st!)
To register please head to this Eventbrite page (leaving Yuyao Society)