9 Stars

By Kiiko Matsumoto

Master acupuncturist Kiiko Matsumoto presents a detailed approach to common, severe digestive problems, using the 9 star system.
Total CPDs: 11

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Total CPDs: 11
NCCAOM (11), Standard Certificate (11), IVAS (11)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

Course Overview

This audio/visual course by master acupuncturist Kiiko Matsumoto presents a detailed approach to common, severe digestive problems. It includes a presentation of the 9 Star system, which is a foundational part of Chinese Medical thought. In Chinese Medical theory, the 5 Elements/10 Stems are considered related to the heavenly level. The 12 branches, 12 meridians, 12 yearly cycles are considered related to earthly level. The middle level between these is the 9 stars, the human level, between heaven and earth. Each section of the nine star map relates to one of the five elements, and 3 of the 9 star areas relate to Earth. This class discusses these positions of the earth element on the abdomen, the direct relationship to the small intestine, and many digestive disorders that reflect on the abdomen (hara) with this exact pattern of pressure pain. Theory and didactic information is given on how to approach digestive disorders that may clearly have the diagonal 9 Star pattern of earth/small intestine pressure pain on the abdomen (hara), A base treatment of left SI 3, right Bl 62 is worked up, with multiple variations. Emotional and physical trauma accompany many painful digestive conditions, and is addressed using acupuncture points over related brain pain/memory areas.

Course Objectives

  • Educate practitioners in Classical Chinese theory of the 9 Stars.
  • Provide didactic information on the application of the 9 stars to many digestive disorders, including Celiac, Crohn's, GB disorders, Colitis, Reflux, and chronic Stomach pain, using variations on the base treatment.
  • Teach practitioners to differentiate between the usage of acupuncture point choices as they are applied to specific incidents, and include trauma release points as appropriate.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 1 hrs
Lecture on the 9 Stars in Chinese thought and acupuncture practice.
1 hrs - 2 hrs
Acupuncture lecture regarding Crohn's, with usage of points for inflammation, such as Bl 63.
2 hrs - 3 hrs
Acupuncture lecture regarding chronic digestive and GYN abdominal pain, discussion of left SI 3 and right BL 62.
3 hrs - 4 hrs
Acupuncture lecture regarding chronic stomach pain, and Gall bladder points over the eyes for trauma release.
4 hrs - 5 hrs
Acupuncture lecture regarding Celiac disease, and the usage St 11 for lymphatic duct drainage.
5 hrs - 6 hrs
Acupuncture lecture regarding diaphragmatic restriction, and diode usage.
6 hrs - 7 hrs
Acupuncture lecture regarding post-giardia complications, post antibiotics, and the usage of GB 37.
7 hrs - 8 hrs
Acupuncture lecture regarding ulcerative colitis, including GB points over the limbic brain, GB 8 and 9.
8 hrs - 9 hrs
Acupuncture lecture regarding reflux, with differentiation between deep and shallow pressure on CV 17, and T 9, and usage of Bl 27.
9 hrs - 10 hrs
Acupuncture lecture regarding gall bladder polyps, including Liv 8, GB 43,44.
10 hrs - 11 hrs
Acupuncture lecture regarding effects of multiple abdominal surgeries, discussing multiple pain interactions.
Highly recommend !
Michael I. - United States
Amazing class. Have wanted to take a Kiiko Matsumoto course since school when I learned some tidbits from my teacher who worked in her clinic while at NESA. She is an engaging speaker, is brilliant, and her style is so practical that there are so many pieces I can add into my regular clinic style even if I don't end up eventually just practicing her style fully. The camera work done for this class was also highly superior to what I have seen on other sites, and I feel like being in front of the computer, I had the best seat in the house! Will definitely take more courses from Kiiko.
Corinne L. - United States
Well worked out strategies that prove to be extremely successful in a real world. Results can be felt immediately with the treatments. Very impressive in-depth research harnessed in practice makes it powerful tool in assissting body to heal itself. Praise Kiiko for being there for us.
Daniel W. - Australia
Kiiko is a true master. She always presents new and interesting treatments and perspectives from the classics. Her teaching style shows practical thinking process which allows the material to be learned and executed more easily in everyday practice. The material and enthusiasm is outstanding!
Lucy J. - United States
highly recommended to integrate concepts of stem branch theory
marcus s. - United States of America


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Taught by Kiiko Matsumoto

Kiiko Matsumoto is a licensed acupuncturist, internationally recognized for her scholarly work interpreting the Chinese Classics and her unique and practical acupuncture style that integrates the work of important Japanese masters. An author on numerous acupuncture texts, she maintains a private practice in Boston and frequently lectures around the world.
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