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Recorded Seminar: Kiiko Matsumoto - Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex

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Your Price CAD$445.00/11hrs
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CEUs/PDAs: 11 (Approved: Standard, California, NCCAOM, Florida).

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Approved: Standard, California, NCCAOM, Florida
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Course Type: This is a recorded seminar
Notes: Detailed notes, including patient case histories covered in the course, are included with this course, and will be available for download after purchase.


Course Overview:

The Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex has been the focus of studies that try to understand the brain’s role in chronic pain. Thanks to fMRI imaging, this walnut sized area of the brain has been shown to change in patients with chronic pain-it becomes thinner. Once the pain has been resolved, follow-up imaging studies show that the thickness of the cortex in this area of the brain increases, thus resembling the DLPFC of healthy individuals.

In addition to pain, DLPFC also shows changes in association with emotional and psychological reactions-specifically anxiety, fear and depression.

The area of the scalp directly over the DLPFC contains a number of acupuncture points that, upon close study of the characters used to name them, reveals an interesting connection with the functions of this region of the brain.  

This course explores the clinical significance of including these acupuncture points in cases of chronic pain, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, and several digestive disorders including IBS. Sympathetic dominance patterns can also benefit from using these acupuncture points.


Learning Objectives:

  1. To introduce the significance of the DLPFC and its functions in chronic pain.

  2. To introduce the Gall Bladder points in this region and the significance of their various names.

  3. To introduce the alternate locations of each of the GB points in the DLPFC region, because the locations during the Han Dynasty, and in the current TCM system are different.

  4. To demonstrate the efficacy of using both the TCM and the Han Dynasty locations of the GB points in the DLPFC region in pertinent cases, including chronic pain, digestive disturbances, and trauma.

Course Breakdown of Material:

  • Introductory lecture on the DLPFC, the research on it in western medicine and the correlations in eastern medicine. 

  • Patient  (live)  presenting with 7 years of migraines, constant for the last 30 days. Evaluation, needling and pain resolution.

  • Patient (live) presenting with history of lazy eye surgeries, chronic constipation of up to 2 weeks between movements, pain in the lower right abdomen, Bl 1 pressure pain ongoing since surgery. Evaluation, needling and resolution of pain in abdomen and around eyes. 

  • Patient presenting with chronic bladder pain and spasms. Evaluation, needling and pain resolution.

  • Patient presenting with overall chronic pain in muscles and joints, diagnosis includes Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Lyme’s disease and constipation. Evaluation, needling including DLPFC region GB points. Obvious pain reduction.

  • Lecture introducing the significance of DLPFC in digestive disorders, including overgrowth of candida, Crohns, colitis. 

  • Patient presenting with severe chronic excema and ulcerative colitis. Evaluation and treatment including  GB points in DLPFC region.

  • Patient presenting with Digestive and shen disturbances since childhood, also desquamative inflammatory vaginosis. Usage of DLPFC region GB points, and other sympathetic dominance treatments, including trochanter points. Significant pain reduction.

  • Patient with chronic bloating after meals. Evaluation and treatment including DLPFC region GB points, clearly reducing abdominal bloating.

  • Remaining time used on patients from the class, questions and discussions on point usages, additional demonstrations of acupuncture.


What Others Have Said about Kiiko's Courses:

"Excellent course with a very focused approach with amazing clinical results." 
- Olivia Liu, L.Ac., Haiku, Hawaii - Small Intestine, Hormones, Autoimmune & Fertility

"I enjoyed it very much and found it helpful that she had assistants who could help in providing further clarification. Kiiko is brilliant, funny, and very skilled at what she is doing.  Thanks so much."
- Valerie Plante, Edmonton, Alberta - Small Intestine, Hormones, Autoimmune & Fertility

"Absolutely brilliant as always, backed up by such a strong ancient wisdom and clinical practice at the same time."
Daniel Waldman, Sydney, Australia - Small Intestine, Hormones, Autoimmune & Fertility

"I have taken several of Kiiko’s classes in person and online and I always learn something new and useful."
- Gwen McLean, Arlington, MA - Small Intestine, Hormones, Autoimmune & Fertility

"With passion, compassion and unwavering focus, Kiiko encourages the body to communicate, and she listens, intently. While creating opportunities for the body to renew and remake itself, she teaches not only her clients, but her students, as well, that such renewal is both possible and natural for the body."
- Cathy Martin, Franklin Lakes - Small Intestine, Hormones, Autoimmune & Fertility

"Kiiko Matsumoto is a fascinating, engaging, and inspiring teacher. The depth of her understanding of the body and of anatomical correspondences is impressive. Her clinical skill is astounding. I only want to study more with her!"
- Cara Brockbank, Oakland, CA - Kiiko Style Intakes

"Kiiko always delivers, and she has done it again!"
-Dr. J.S. Valchar, D.C., N.D. - Kiiko Style Intakes

"My practice has been going quite well but the immediate success of Kiiko’s methods have left my patients amazed. There is nothing more wonderful than the feeling of helping someone experience freedom from pain, almost, if not, immediately."
-Pamela Moore, Regina, SASK - Foot Jue and Neck Pain

"This course is very effective at showing how to treat both Jue syndrome and neck pain. I have already started using this method in my clinic and have been getting profound results."
-Daniel Hoffman, Victoria, BC - Foot Jue and Neck Pain

"Amazingly insightful!"
-Marcus Schulkind, Cambridge, MA - Foot Jue and Neck Pain


Once purchased, you will have 1 year to complete the CEU requirements. During this time, you must view the training and complete any required documents to get your certificate. You must also print and save your certificate during this time. As of November 2016, you now have unlimited access to the recording for the purpose of reviewing the material for as long as the course is on the EC Learning site.

Cancellation policy: Please note we do not offer refunds for our recorded online courses/webinars.

Note: This recorded seminar is available in an online format only; you will not receive a DVD or physical copy of the recording – it is only available to watch as a course to watch on the internet through your online account.


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