Kiiko Matsumoto, Lic. Ac. is internationally known for her scholarly work on Acupuncture and the interpretation of Chinese Classic texts. She has published three fundamental texts on Acupuncture in the U.S. and has just finished a fourth. Kiiko is mostly known for her ability to integrate the work of very important Japanese Masters among them Master Nagano, Master Kawai and Dr. Manaka into a coherent clinically effective style. Kiiko is regularly teaching acupuncturists around the world and the United States. Her vast clinical experience and powerful teaching style are her trademark.
David Euler, Lic. Ac. is recognized as an
authority on modern Japanese styles of acupuncture and their integration with
Traditional Chinese Styles and Western Medicine. As faculty and clinical
supervisor, David taught the Kiiko Style of Acupuncture for six years at the New
England School of Acupuncture. He has worked in close collaboration with Kiiko
Matsumoto for over 10 years and is teaching her style in many places around the
Both Kiiko Matsumoto and David Euler work out of the Newton Acupuncture
Clinic in Natick, MA and see an average of 140 patients a week. Their philosophy
is that only through clinical experience one can attempt to teach others the art
and medicine of Acupuncture.
Kiiko Style acupuncture utilizes a systematic, easy to learn, palpation method, which is designed to provide immediate feedback. When using this system, the practitioner follows a palpation sequence, which, both establishes a diagnosis and suggests several treatment options, that might be effective for treating a particular patient.
The diagnostic reflex zones found at the abdomen, neck, and back indicate
constitutional as well as acute problems, with treatments addressing the root as
well as the branch. Kiiko's style is very close to the classics as she sheds
light on many Han Dynasty writings in her seminars.
In many ways, Kiiko’s style of acupuncture takes the practice of acupuncture from the ambiguous realm of theory into the direct experience of reality. In this system "you treat what you feel". If the reflex is not present, or if specific treatment points do not significantly change the reflex quality, then some other more viable treatment option must be found. Both the practitioner and the patient always have some immediate indication as to the effectiveness of the treatment.