Advanced Treatment for Shen and the ANS

Saturday, 11/04 at 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The "limbic system" is a convenient term used to describe deep structures of the brain known for their role in autonomic and endocrine functions. It plays a central role in the regulation of survival, emotions and arousal, and so has relevance to over-stimulated modern patients who suffer from chronic hypervigilance. Continuing her exploration of the Shaoyang meridian's relationship to the central nervous system, Kiiko Matsumoto has researched a new treatment approach to regulating the shen and ANS which may be mediated by the relationship of certain scalp points to the limbic system. This approach has relevance for a range of clinical presentations that include chronic pain, sensory disorders, emotional disturbance and internal pathology.

Kiiko Matsumoto

Kiiko is a world-renowned acupuncturist and teacher of the unique Master Nagano-style of clinical-based strategies. She is the author of several books on acupuncture, based on a growing understanding and deep interest in classical Chinese medical texts. Her two-volume Kiiko Matsumoto’s Clinical Strategies is a seminal work and cornerstone of palpation-based acupuncture. She continues to travel all over the world to teach her style of acupuncture and sees an average of 60 patients each week at her private clinic in Newton, MA, allowing her to always re-evaluate and refine her techniques.