AcuMed: Integrated Structural Acupuncture Presents Kiiko Matsumoto

Gao Huang: Advance Treatments Beyond the Five Elements in Palpation-Based Acupuncture

Live Webinar: Sunday, June 9, 2024

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

General Information

  • Location: International Zoom Webinar hosted from Boston, MA.
  • Learn from an International Master with the opportunity to ask Kiiko Matsumoto specific questions about theory and technique.
  • 4 WEEKS of continued access to the streamed material following the Webinar to review from July 1st – July 31st.
  • See Kiiko like never before with NEW 3 camera stream with close up views of needle technique and an overhead of the Hara.
  • Price for Physicians: $350.00 USD, for Licensed Acupuncturists $350.00 USD. 
  • Receive 7 AMA PRA CME Category 1 credits – Sponsored by the University of New England
  • Approved: 7 NCCAOM PDAs and 7 California CEUs in Category 1, CA CEU Provider # 0019 Holly Guzman (831-479-1592) Please provide your full name, medical license number or (NCCAOM or CA license number if applicable) when registering to ensure we can provide your CEUs promptly.
  • Contact Dr. Audette with questions or concerns

Register Here

  • Registration Deadline: June 3, 2024 at Midnight EST 
  • Current AcuMed Course Students are automatically registered in this webinar
  • No refunds after registration, however, extended access to material may be granted if a student is unable to view in the regular window due to extenuating circumstances.


Webinar Description


Master Kiiko Matsumoto, LAc. will present and demonstrate advanced theory and techniques in the pathology and treatment of diseases that relate to disorders of the Gao and Huang substances of the body. Gao and Huang are sometimes translated as the “fatty -greasy” tissues / membranes of the body, especially “above the diaphragm but below the heart,” but can also be used to refer to a disease as “incurable.” However, there is often much confusion about the translation and meaning of these terms in Chinese Medicine. Going beyond the famous Tang Dynasty doctor Sun Si Miao’s Gao Huang Shu Point on the back, the course will explore other treatments that can influence deep and chronic diseases that have affected the Gao and Huang. Specifically, we will examine how a variety of chronic conditions including bursitis, arthritis and plantar fasciitis can relate to the Gao Huang tissue and respond to treatments. We will look at disorders that do not easily fit into a five element diagnosis.

The course will examine concepts such as stem cells and fascia from a modern biomedical perspective while Master Matsumoto also unpacks deep analysis of a variety of the ancient Chinese characters of key acupuncture point names and Chinese medical theory. Following lecture, demonstrations will be made in real time with live patients and Kiiko Matsumoto will demonstrate how to find the best treatment options for each patient for a variety of conditions and how to organize the various approaches taught into a complete acupuncture treatment, with Dr. Joseph Audette and other staff facilitating the educational process with questions and live chat in zoom.


Kiiko Matsumoto, LAc. is a world-renowned acupuncturist and teacher, internationally known for her scholarly work in acupuncture. Senseii Matsumoto is recognized for her ability to integrate the work of the Japanese Masters into a coherent and clinically effective palpation-based style that synthesizes eastern and western views of the body. She is author of numerous books and her Hara Diagnosis palpation-based acupuncture style is practiced across the globe.

Facilitator: Joseph Audette, MD is Chief of the Department of Spine, Physiatry and Pain Management at Atrius Health and Harvard Vanguard and Assistant Professor Part Time, at Harvard Medical School. He is Course Director of Acumed: Integrated Structural Acupuncture course for physicians at the University of New England, a renowned acupuncture researcher, and recognized world expert in the use of acupuncture point verification methods and use of acupuncture needle techniques for the treatment of acute and chronic pain.
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