Preview the Course
During his apprenticeship with Master Nagano, Tsuyoshi Shimamura learned many of Master Nagano’s Unique Experiential Points, which were the fruits of Master Nagano’s lifetime of clinical experience of over 50 years.
Mr Shimamura selected a number of special acupuncture points that were covered during this seminar, that had to date, not yet been covered for their specific applications by Master Acupuncturist Kiiko Matsumoto, who is renowned for cataloguing and teaching the applications of a large number of Master Nagano’s Unique Experiential Points.
The main focus of the experiential points covered in this seminar is on balancing the autonomic nervous system, and learning when to apply these points based on specific diagnostic findings.
Mr Shimamura demonstrates how to locate these specific points and the needling techniques and order of treatment used in their application. Shimamura also elaborates on the detrimental effects stress has on the body, and connects this with the 5 Elements and Emotions, and outlines some unique diagnostic principles peculiar to stress-related conditions, which are highly applicable in practice in the modern age. Mr Shimamura demonstrates on attendees and local volunteer patients suffering from acute/chronic stress, which gave rise to pain, depression, irritability, anger or insomnia. Mr Shimamura also covered a number of Immune points that are highly applicable in practice, and when to use them.
This recorded seminar was part of The Wisdom of Master Nagano Seminar Series hosted in Brisbane, Australia in September 2015.
Who was Master Nagano?
In post-war Japan, Master Acupuncturist Kiyoshi Nagano began a remarkable and fruitful investigation. Despite being blind, Nagano memorized classical Chinese medicine literature and developed a unique and ingenious theoretical and clinical approach that incorporated classical concepts and emergent insights from Western medicine. His ideas and methods did not follow an established group, which brought a certain stigma in Japanese acupuncture circles. Being mentally robust, he was proud of his ‘lone wolf’ status. Over the next half a century – using his extraordinary palpation and pulse diagnosis skills as a guide – he crafted ingenious acupuncture protocols for all types of conditions. He also became a mentor to two of the most important Japanese acupuncture teachers of our time: Master Acupuncturist Kiiko Matsumoto and Tsuyoshi Shimamura. Master Nagano passed away in 2003
Which practitioners and students will benefit by attending this lecture?
This seminar is recommended for all practitioners/students who wish to learn new acupuncture points and techniques to start applying in their clinical practice right away for outstanding results, without any required prerequisite studies. The techniques taught were born out of the life’s work of a significant Master practitioner.
The content is highly relevant to modern day practice, as it is covering stress-related conditions, and immune conditions.
Practitioners who have studied or are studying Mr Shimamura’s core curriculum or Kiiko Style Acupuncture will find that this seminar will augment their current skill sets, and provide further clinical insights.
This unforgettable command is what Master Nagano told me as I started my three-year apprenticeship with him. I always wonder if I am properly executing his command as I needle myself every morning. One of Master Nagano’s patients told me: “Just having a touch of Sensei’s hands makes me feel better. His hands remind me of my mother.” I still remember his warm hands when I first received his handshake. I cannot do the same acupuncture treatment like Master Nagano. But, I feel the calling to pass his command to other fellow colleagues. I would like to bring in the passion as I diagnose patients with my hands. I pour my heart into every needle to help alleviate the suffering. If I can transmit this message via how I show my treatment style through seminars, I feel comfortable naming my style: Te A Te Hari. Te A Te means “laying a hand”, “treatment”, and “appropriate preparation or allowance”. Hari = Needle. I believe that actual treatment can start by touching a patient. Thus, having healing hands is very important to any practitioner.. Please join me in a conversation of realizing my master’s words.
Tsuyoshi Shimamura, L.Ac. (Japan)
Tsuyoshi Shimamura obtained licensure as an Acupuncturist and Moxibustionist in Japan in 1995 after completing studies at Meiji Acupuncture and Moxibustion College. Shimamura was fortunate to undertake a live-in apprenticeship with Master Nagano during the final years of Master Nagano’s life, living and working with Master Nagano between 1997 and 2000 as his closest apprentice.
Shimamura not only inherited a vast amount of Nagano’s teachings, techniques, and theories but also gained an important insight into his character. Tsuyoshi Shimamura is a member of the Japan
Acupuncturist Association, and has also published articles and DVDs for Ido-No-Nippon. Since 2006, Shimamura has been teaching seminars on the Acupuncture and diagnostic methods he learned during his time with Master Nagano. Shimamura has also taught a variety of hands-on manual techniques to Shiatsu practitioners, physical therapists, Bone-Setters and cosmetic therapists in Japan.
Mr. Shimamura currently develops what he has learned with Master Nagano personally during their time together, and what he has learned from Master Acupuncturist Kiiko Matsumoto, as in his heart there is no replacement for their teachings, and as a result Mr. Shimamura focuses only on teaching openly and passionately to his students, that which he learned directly from Master Nagano and Kiiko Matsumoto, the most inspirational influences in Shimamura’s life. In recent years, Shimamura has impressed international students with his clarity and depth of understanding, his mindful presence, and his commitment to sharing Master Nagano’s legacy. Tsuyoshi Shimamura runs clinics in Hiroshima and Ooita, Japan, and holds a 1st Degree Black-Belt in Judo.
Seishiro Hokazono L.Ac. – Interpreter
Born and raised in Japan, and now a citizen of the US, Seishiro graduated from the Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and undertook further studies in Meridian-style Acupuncture and Moxibustion with Aizawa Sensei in Tokyo, Japan from 2006-2007. Seishiro then studied modified KSA and Integrated Synergy Therapeutics under Nakano Sensei in 2008 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. From 2008 onwards Seishiro developed very sound knowledge and skills in Kiiko Style Acupuncture. Due to his exceptional linguistic skills in Japanese and English and experience with interpreting specific to acupuncture, Seishiro has been selected by Qiology as interpreter to Mr. Shimamura, to assist English speaking students in learning Master Nagano’s Acupuncture techniques, diagnosis and theory through Mr. Shimamura. Seishiro is in full-time practice in Albany, Oregon, and also holds a 1st Degree Black-Belt in Judo.