Acupuncture Styles – TCM, Japanese, Kiiko
There are many different styles of acupuncture treatments that are used these days. Acupuncture was first developed in China, and much of what we learn these days is called Traditional Chinese Medicine, where the acupuncture is based on texts and learnings from thousands of years ago.
Over time, this style of treating people to help them stay healthy migrated to neighboring countries, in particular Japan and Korea, where cultural differences and new perspectives allowed for the development of other interpretations of the texts. Today, Japan is noted for the variety of styles of treating, with each style typically associated with a particular teacher, or master.
My training includes Traditional Chinese Medicine, Japanese acupuncture as developed by Master Nagano, and also a unique style of acupuncture taught by Kiiko Matsumoto. Kiiko lives and works near Boston, but teaches and lectures all over the world. She bases all of her work on the original Chinese classics from thousands of years ago.
Kiiko’s style of acupuncture is wonderful for a variety of reasons – it is very gentle; there is usually instant feedback about the correct points to use; results build well upon each other, even when treatments are as much as a week apart from each other.