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 Courses in 2024

First Aid

Saturday 7 September 2024


Intro to Thai Tok Sen massage*

Saturday 21 September 2024


Intro to Korean Hand Therapy *

Sunday 22 September 2024


Scars & their impact on the body  - Japanese style

Sat 16 November 2024


Treating Male problems

- Japanese style

Sun 17 November 2024


Recorded Courses​​​

​Interpreting the zangfu 臟腑 organs
of Chinese Medicine​*

​learn about the Chinese characters which form a semantic cloud around each organ

 - a great way to deepen your understanding of organ functions


An afternoon with a Jiao​*
look at the tripartite division of the trunk - and learn more about acupoints in each jiao


Twenty four Solar fortnights​*
​these 12 separate 2 hour recordings are applicable to one month or a full year - including astronomy, astrology, food, ceremonies, acupuncture channels, acupoints, seasonal exercises and more


*open to students or anyone with an interest in this area *



Treating male problems - Japanese style

Entry requirements This workshop assumes a knowledge of and proficiency in acupuncture and an interest in working in a palpation-based way.

This system is an easy to learn, palpatory method which is designed to provide instant feedback. When using this system, a KMS practitioner follows a palpation sequence which, both establishes a diagnosis and suggests several treatment options which might be effective for treating a particular patient.
This method is largely defined by a highly systematized method of palpation - to gain information through touch. The ability to use palpation to such an extraordinary level of sophistication developed from the fact that as early as the Edo Period (1602-1868) Japanese acupuncture was a profession practiced largely by the blind. Kiiko Matsumoto's teacher, Master Nagano was a blind acupuncturist, so KMS style acupuncture focuses on palpation. Once learned, palpation is an easy and precise method for instant feedback on your patient’s health. Diagnosis and treatment strategies follow each other: specific active reflexes suggest the diagnosis, then treatment efficacy is established by observing changes in those same reflexes.

About your tutor: John Jaarsveld

Treating male problems: Urogenital, prostate, erectile dysfunction, with Japanese palpation-based acupuncture, Kiiko Matsumoto style

In the world of alternative medicine, there is a lot of attention for treating women’s complaints, from fertility issues, menstrual issues and menopausal complaints. Male problems are often overlooked, but there are many things that traditional acupuncture has to offer to them. With the rise of internet personalities that explicitly reaffirm masculinity as a positive attribute, more interest has developed in addressing specific male health problems.


Men generally like a more visceral approach to treatment, and are much less open to abstract notions of Chinese medicine, which are often perceived as “new age like”, hence palpation-based forms of acupuncture are particularly suited for male patients.Since that there are more and more channels on the internet catering for male mental and physical health, there is slowly becoming more of a demand for adequate treatments of male specific ailments.


This is a pratical workshop! Please sign up your patients who are willing to be treated in class.

John has been a student of Kiiko Mastumoto sensei for 15 years, in the Netherlands and abroad. He applies the method in his own clinical practice on a daily basis: palpation and critical thinking, alongside the Neijing and the Nanjing, are the basis of his clinic. Before studying acupuncture, John held a black belt in Bujinkan Budo Taijitsu and studied and practised shiatsu and qi gong for about 10 years. After graduating from acupuncture school, and first meeting David Euler and then Kiiko Matsumoto sensei, he has so far spent over 1000 hours with Kiiko sensei .

         Date          Sunday 17 November 2024

        Time         10am - 5pm
        Cost          £80
        Spaces      Max 12
        Tutor         John Jaasrveld