FOUNDATIONS IN KIIKO MATSUMOTO STYLE ACUPUNCTURE – 2019

A four-day intensive course

Presented by Monika Kobylecka

No Prerequisite

30 Formal CPD Points

CPD approved/pre-approved by AACMA | Acupuncture NZ | NZASA

Sydney (Australia): Thursday 4th, Friday 5th, Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th July 2019

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An amazing opportunity for building a solid foundation.

In July 2019, Qiology has once again invited Monika Kobylecka, esteemed Acupuncturist and teaching assistant of Master Acupuncturist Kiiko Matsumoto, to Australia to conduct the “Foundations in Kiiko Mastsumoto Style Acupuncture” Four-day Intensive Course in Sydney.

This course has been offered by Qiology six times in various cities in Australia and New Zealand over the past 6 years, training up to 200+ Acupuncturists, and is back by popular demand. This course provides attendees with a unique opportunity to build a solid foundation for applying Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture in their clinical practice.

This course has been brought to Australia on specific request from Kiiko Matsumoto, in order to raise the level of proficiency in the practice of Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture within Australia.

Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture has been continuing to evolve over the years as Kiiko Matsumoto refines and develops the treatment strategies that she has integrated as a result of her study with important Japanese acupuncture Masters, including Master Nagano, Master Kawai and Dr. Manaka.

Monika Kobylecka has had the unique opportunity of studying, working, and teaching with Ms. Matsumoto for more than 14 years, and has dedicated herself to the practice and teaching of this clinically effective Acupuncture style.

Monika specializes in presenting Kiiko’s most up-to-date information, in a highly structured and coherent manner, allowing attendees to maximize their understanding of Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture, enabling them to apply it fluently within their practice on their first day back in clinic, for outstanding clinical results.



“Monika is a wonderful teacher, highly skilled and has a great understanding of the Kiiko style of acupuncture. She has studied with me for years, and has spent a great deal of time gaining a thorough understanding of my own work.

I completely trust her to teach my material to students and am happy to have her on my team. “

– Master Acupuncturist Kiiko Matsumoto



Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture is characterised by:

  • Diagnosis through palpation – instant feedback for patient and practitioner through touch

  • Holistic approach – addressing the entire person to get to the root of problem.

  • Japanese tradition – steeped in tradition, yet innovative.

  • Eclectic methods – wide variety of methods tailored to each individual.

For additional information on Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture please go to:

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History of Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture:

www.kiikomatsumoto.com/History_Instructors_KiikoMatsumotoStyle.html

Statement about the history of Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture:

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This four-day intensive course is designed to build the practitioner from the ground up in Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture, through detailed lectures, and direct hands-on ex- perience and attention from the instructor, Monika Kobylecka. The course will be 50%+ hands-on and will cover a large amount of material.

Each class has a maximum of 35 attendees permitted, to allow for individualised attention.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.



 

Monika Kobylecka, L.Ac.

Monika Kobylecka, with Master Acupuncturist Kiiko Matusmoto

Monika Kobylecka is a licensed acupuncturist practicing Kiiko Matsumoto Style (KMS) acupuncture at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

Monika completed her Master of Science degree at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where she was first introduced to Japanese acupuncture. What shaped her current practice was meeting renowned Japanese practitioner Kiiko Matsumoto in 2004 and learning this master’s unique style. It was during one of the first classes Monika attended with Ms. Matusmoto that she discovered how acupuncture can be practical, effective and interactive – something that a patient doesn’t have to believe is working; they can feel it working right during the treatment.

For the last 14+ years, Monika has continued to work closely with Ms. Matsumoto – observing her in her clinic in Boston, and assisting her in her seminars. Monika also teaches introductory, hands-on classes in KMS acupuncture in the United States and around the world.

Back home in Los Angeles, Monika’s private practice is based at CHLA where she holds privileges. She sees pediatric patients in an integrative setting of the Pediatric Pain Clinic; is involved in ongoing research on the effects of acupuncture; and runs the CHLA Employee Acupuncture Clinic which provides acupuncture to physicians, nurses and hospital staff.

Her passion for acupuncture, facilitated by Kiiko Matsumoto Style, translates into an ongoing effort to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western medicine in a practical and patient-focused manner.


“My initial exposure to Kiiko was incredible and overwhelming at the same time. I am so glad that I have had the opportunity to study with Monika for this reason. Monika is meticulously organized and prepared for her presentations. She has a down-to-earth, step-by-step approach that describes how to understand the theory and practice of this incredible style of acupuncture. I can honestly say that I am able to implement what I learn with Monika on my first day back in the office and the results are immediate. The material that she presents is relevant and useful to anyone practicing acupuncture. Truly a life changing experience.”

Rob Mills, L.Ac. Bend,



“Monika organizes Kiiko’s material in a coherent and usable format. Monika’s classes have truly transformed my practice.”

Zach Nelms L.Ac. Oregon City,  



 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture

  • How it’s different fromTCM

  • Classics/HanDynasty

  • What is the goal of each treatment?

  • How does treating the root address patient’s presenting symptoms?

  • Tools used: types of needles, moxa and other tools.

  • How to begin to incorporate Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture into your own practice.

  • The best way to utilise Volume 1 and Volume 2 of Kiiko Matsumoto’s Clinical Strategies books

Medical History

  • Why it’s important and what you should ask

  • Why asking about and examining scars is important

Introduction to abdominal palpation

  • Techniques for palpating

  • Different abdominal maps

  • How to take notes during patient’s visit

Introduction to Neck Palpation and how to check Fire Points

  • Techniques for palpating the neck

  • How to apply equal pressure to fire points

Pulse

  • How to use information from the pulse to help guide treatment – simple strategies

  • Introduction to Stomach Qi

Practical/Hands on demonstration- This will include learning

  • Proper depth and technique for correctly evaluating abdominal reflexes

  • Order in which to evaluate these reflexes

  • How to examine neck reflexes and proper techniques so that the patient remains comfortable

  • How to evaluate fire points, including special techniques that have to be applied to specific fire points to get an accurate assessment

  • How to determine if the patient has good or poor Stomach Qi from pulse diagnosis



Kidney

  • Why kidney is most important

  • Deepest organ (root/foundation)

  • Needs the longest needle retention

  • You’ll see these patterns in a very large percentage of your patients – so you can apply this on your first day back in clinic!

  • Reflection areas for Kidney patterns

  • Dan-Tien – Upper, middle and lower Dan-Tien

  • Relationship of lower Dan-Tien to the rest of the body

  • Relationship between the 3 Dan-Tien regions

  • What will you see in the clinic –anxiety, low back pain, GYN problems, cardiac signs, thyroid problems

  • Ming Men – right Kidney

  • The ignition for 5-elements. Why this is important.

Practical/Hands on demonstration for Kidney Concepts and Treatments

Adrenal Treatments

  • Different types of adrenal treatments

  • Why a positive adrenal reflex is important to clear very early on in the treatment

  • How to use the medical history a patient has provided to gather clues in selecting points that will clear the adrenal reflex

  • What will you see in the clinic – pain, trauma, GYN problems including infertility, immune, ear problems and more

  • Scars in the Dan-Tien region – C-section, tummy-tuck, laparoscopy, etc.

  • C-section scars

  • Appendectomy scars

Practical/Hands on demonstration

Students will practice identifying and clearing adrenal reflexes using specific points. They will learn techniques that will help them identify which treatment point is most appropriate for each patient. They will also practice how to find the best location and angle for each treatment point in order to achieve optimum change of the abdominal reflexes.



Lung/Immune Treatments

  • Lung and Kidney close relationship

  • Mother/Child

  • Reflection areas for Lung/Immune

  • Abdomen, neck and back

  • Where they overlap with Kidney

  • Relationship between immunity and adrenal patterns

  • Immune patterns

  • What will you see in the clinic – upper respiratory problems, asthma, chronic sinus infections, chronic ear problems, headaches, low back pain and more

  • Appendix Scars

  • Why these scars are trouble makers

Liver Treatments

  • Excess liver

  • Liver deficiency

  • Fatty liver

  • Obesity

Spleen/Pancreas Treatments

  • Sugar Imbalance Presentation

  • Spleen and Pancreas

Cardiac Treatments

Tool/To-Go Treatments

  • Moxa Methods

  • O’kyu – step-by-step instruction on how to roll and safely apply moxa

  • Tiger warmer demonstration

  • Magnets/press tacks

  • How to use them in treatment

  • When to send patients home with magnets/press tacks

Practical/Hands on demonstration

Students will practice identifying Immune, Spleen and Liver and Cardiac reflexes on the neck and abdomen. They will then be shown how to safely apply moxa to specific points. Each student will then have a chance to practise moxa on his/her own points.



Autoimmune Disorders, Neck and Head Injuries and Shoulder Pain will have practical and theoretical components

Autoimmune Disorders:

  • Connection between Autoimmune disorders and the Dan-Tien

  • Connection between fascia, Autoimmune and Mu points

  • Master Nagano’s essential Autoimmune treatment points

Neck and Head Injuries, and working with the Cervical Spine:

  • Cervical spine palpation, diagnosis and treatment strategies specific to each affected vertebrae

  • Discuss the importance of asking about head injuries in all patients. Connection between head injuries and symptoms/disease anywhere in the body

  • How head injuries affect the neck, and the concept of contracoup injury

  • Strategies for treatment of neck

  • Treatment of Vascular Compression of Vertebral Artery/Basilar Artery

  • Strategies for treatment of head injuries

Shoulder Pain:

  • Discuss different aetiologies for shoulder pain – from injury to hormonal problems

  • Discuss the importance of vascular compression and neck problems in relation to shoulder pain

  • Specific treatment strategies to treat shoulder pain and limited ROM

Summary Lecture and Q & A at end of each day:

Last half hour of class each day will be dedicated to a very brief summary of what was covered on the day with emphasis on answering students’ questions about the material.



Which practitioners/students will benefit from taking Monika’s courses?

  • Practitioners wishing to increase their effective clinical results by using methods that are easy to learn and apply instantly in clinic.

  • Students wishing to be highly effective in clinic upon graduating.

  • Practitioners and students wanting to build a foundation in Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture, so that they may utilize this system of treatment fluently in clinic for out- standing results.

  • Practitioners and students wanting to learn a system of acupuncture whereby they can conveniently measure the clinical effectiveness of their treatments during the treatment. No more guess work required!

Regardless of which style or system of acupuncture you practice, you will benefit by integrating Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture techniques into your clinical repertoire.



 

 

 

 

 

Foundations in Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture

A four-day intensive course Sydney, Australia

Dates:Thursday 4th, Friday 5th, Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th of July 2019.
Time:  9am-6pm Each Day (please arrive at 8:30am on first day)
Duration: 30 Contact Hours
CPD: 30 Formal CPD Points

Morning & Afternoon tea provided, suitable for those with dietary restrictions.

Please provide your own lunch, or purchase lunch at a suitable location nearby.



This four-day intensive course is designed to build the practitioner from the ground up in Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture, through detailed lectures, and direct hands-on ex- perience and attention from the instructor, Monika Kobylecka. The course will be 50%+ hands-on and will cover a large amount of material.

Each class has a maximum of 35 attendees permitted, to allow for individualised attention.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

 

 

Venue: Studio Blueprint: 11 Randle Street (Level 4), Surry Hills, NSW 2010, Australia

 

This Seminar is limited to 35 attendees. Please book now to avoid disappointment. For registration, booking deposits, or full payments, contact Qiology, or register above with our secure and confidential online payment platform. When booking through the online booking system and when paying through the secure and confidential online payment platform, please select carefully which course/seminar you will be attending.

Practitioners: AUD$1100

Students: AUD$990

Class Repeat (All Previous Attendees on file): AUD$770

Cheque/Bank Transfer/Credit Card Payments available.


Payment Plans

Payment plans are available after an initial booking deposit. (These plans are available for those who book before 31st March 2019.)

Practitioners

AUD$440 Deposit, followed by two payments of AUD$330 (Due, strictly by 10th May 2019, and 25th June 2019)

Students

AUD$330 Deposit, followed by two payments of AUD$330 (Due, strictly by 10th May 2019, and 25th June 2019)

Course Repeaters

AUD$440 Deposit, followed by one payment of AUD$330 (Due, strictly by 10th May 2019)

Payment schedule must be arranged with Qiology as soon as initial deposit has been placed. Please call or email to arrange.

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Cancellation & Refunds Policy

  • Cancellations made within 14 days prior to event are non-refundable.

  • Cancellations made before the abovementioned deadline are refundable, less a 15% administration fee.

  • Cancellations made within 1 week of initial booking, greater than 30 days prior to event are entitled to a full refund, less transaction fees.

  • In the event of non-attendance for a course paid partially or in full, no refund will be given.