Kiiko Matsumoto's Clinical Strategies. In the Spirit of Master Nagano.
Volume 1 & 2
For those interested in learning Kiiko Style Acupuncture, Kiiko Matsumoto's Clinical Strategies books
are a great resource. These texts make a great companion and valuable reference tool that can be
used in the clinic everyday. In addition, they provide in depth discussions of theories and origins of
Master Nagano's and Kiiko Matsumoto's treatment strategies.
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Hara Diagnosis: Reflections on the Sea
Five Elements and Ten Stems: Nan Ching Theory, Diagnostics and Practice
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|If you own some of the first editions of these books, please note the following book
We apologize in advance for not catching these mistakes before the book went into print. Below you will find the location,
mistake and correction. You can also choose to download a PDF version of this information so that it is easy to print and place
in your book.
Thank you for your patience and understanding!
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Volume 2, page 32
The location of Du-13 should say that this point is located below T1 (not C7).
Volume 2, page 185 (print friendly version)
Heart of Sole: Correction to Vol. 2
In Kiiko Matsumoto's Clinical Strategies Vol 2, p. 185 shows an incorrect illustration of the bottom of the foot depicting the
"Heart of Sole" point and Kidney 1 (Illustration 173). The text also incorrectly describes Heart of Sole as being located "one half
inch to one inch below Kid1." Both the text and the illustration mistakenly reverse the location of these two points. Kidney 1
should be depicted at its traditional location in the depression approximately one third of the distance between the base of the
second toe and the heel; Heart of Sole is the more distally located point (closer to the toes) in the illustration. Ling Shu Chapter
10 describes the Kidney meridian as beginning at the little toe (opposite BL 67), then crossing to the Heart of Sole. From there
the channel then reaches Kidney 1 at the depression one half to one inch below the Heart of Sole.
Volume 2, page 201 (print friendly version)
In the discussion of the Manji treatment, the upper point listed is Stomach-23. This is incorrect. The correct point is Stomach-24.
In the description of Master Sawada’s Manji treatment, the four points listed include Stomach-23, which is incorrect. Instead
Stomach-24, on both left and right side, is the point used by Master Sawada for the Magi treatment.
The four points used for Master Sawada’s treatment are:
Stomach-27 – left and right
Stomach-24 – left and right
The mistake in Volume 2 is an easy one to make because, on the surface, it appears that the Mangi character is symmetrical
with the center about equal distance from the four corners. But more important than the character drawing is the idea that the
Manji character represents smooth and proper movement.
Stomach-24, Hua Rou Men, or Smooth Flesh Gate, represents the idea of proper movement and cycling through the bowels as
well as other cyclical movements in the body. Master Nagano used this point to restore the movement of the five-element cycle.
This point is very relevant to cyclical motion and, therefore, is a much better fit in the context of Mangi. When thinking about this
treatment, remember to consider function instead of symmetry and you’ll always remember the correct point, Stomach-24.
Volume 1, Ocean Points (print friendly version)
The Ocean Points treatment strategy is briefly explained on pp. 288, 312-14, and 323 of Kiiko Matsumoto's Clinical Strategies
Vol. 1 (page number may vary in some editions). Any time in the text where KD 16 is mentioned as an Ocean Point, it should
read KD 6. The correct Ocean Points are, altogether: KD 6, HT 3, SI 8, CV 6, and SP 10. (KD 16 is not an Ocean Point.)
(Examples from clinic using Ocean Points were featured in the September 2011 Newsletter)