Our practitioners here at our Gold Coast Acupuncture clinic use a style of acupuncture called ‘Kiiko acupuncture’.
Kiiko Matsumoto acupuncture is a style of acupuncture developed by Kiiko Matsumoto, a renowned Japanese acupuncturist. Her approach combines traditional Chinese medicine principles with modern clinical insights and techniques. The style is known for its palpation skills and emphasis on diagnosing and treating underlying imbalances in the body.
Key features of Kiiko Matsumoto acupuncture include:
- Palpation: Palpation is a significant aspect of this style. Practitioners use touch and palpation to identify tender points, tight muscles, and other physical indications of underlying imbalances. These findings guide the acupuncture treatment.
- Root and Branch Approach: Kiiko Matsumoto acupuncture focuses on treating both the root cause (underlying imbalance) and the branch symptoms (the outward manifestations of the imbalance). By addressing both aspects, the style aims to provide more comprehensive and effective treatment.
- Immediate Feedback: During the treatment, the practitioner frequently checks with the patient to ensure that the chosen acupuncture points are effective. If a point is relieving discomfort, the practitioner can continue to use it. This feedback loop helps tailor the treatment to the patient’s unique needs.
- Integration of Eastern and Western Medicine: Kiiko Matsumoto’s approach incorporates concepts from both traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine. This integration allows practitioners to bridge the gap between ancient wisdom and modern understanding.
- Diagnostic Techniques: In addition to palpation, the Kiiko Matsumoto style uses other diagnostic techniques like abdominal diagnosis (hara diagnosis), pulse diagnosis, and tongue diagnosis to assess the patient’s condition.
- Personalised Treatment: Each treatment is tailored to the individual’s specific patterns of imbalance, rather than following a one-size-fits-all approach.
To book into one of our talented acupuncturists that perform this style you can either call 07 5531 6461 or Book Online