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Diode Rings: Non-Insertive Adjunct Treatments for Vascular Disorders

Monday, 10/29 at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

This workshop will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of vascular system problems, such as cardiovascular disease, neuropathies, painful varicose veins, and edema. Attendees will learn the most common abdominal patterns related to these conditions in order to help them make differential diagnoses through palpation. The most common applicable root and condition-specific treatments will be covered. Significant attention will be paid to the use of diode rings, a non-insertive, magnet-like device that delivers microsimulation through the skin, as an adjunct therapy for those conditions that present with noticeable signs of pain or numbness. Vascular system disorders are common, painful, and deadly. As an acupuncturist, it can be difficult to deal with these circulatory issues, 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, a benefit itself, the external manifestations of vascular issues, such as neuropathies and varicose veins, are often what patients want "fixed". In addition to the usual root- and condition-specific treatments, non-insertive diode rings offer a solution. By painlessly delivering microstimulation through the skin (without the use of electricity), they can reduce inflammation and increase circulation without needling these delicate areas, which are prone to infection.

Kiiko Matsumoto

Kiiko Matsumoto is the founder of Kiiko Style of Acupuncture and considered to be a "living Master of Acupuncture". She is well known for her ability to integrate the work of some of the most famous Japanese masters into her practice for the last three decades. Her style of acupuncture focuses on treating the root cause with emphasis on the entire body rather than a single symptom. As a result, patients find Kiiko's treatments to be effective and long lasting. Kiiko Matsumoto's approach is taught in many acupuncture schools. She regularly teaches her style of acupuncture around the world and in the U.S. Her dedication to researching and understanding the Chinese medical classics makes her one of the authorities on the subject of acupuncture. She shares this knowledge with her patients in her clinic and with students around the world in her seminars. Kiiko's passion for sharing her research makes her a popular and sought after teacher. Her students find her seminars to be practical, fun and dynamic.


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