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Kiiko Matsumoto Presents at the 34th Annual AAC Conference

  • 22 Apr 2017
  • 7:30 AM
  • 23 Apr 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • Marriott Westminster (7000 Church Ranch Boulevard. Westminster CO 80021 US)
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Kiiko Matsumoto Presents!

The AAC is pleased to announce that Kiiko Matsumoto will be joining us in Denver April 22-23, 2017 at the Westminster Marriott for a two day seminar entitled Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex and 9-Star Energy (14 NCCAOM PDA APPROVED / California CEU pending). 

Kiiko Matsumoto was the most requested presenter in the AAC’s 2016 conference Attendee Evaluations forms, so we were very happy to make this happen. Additionally, this year our conference will have two 9’x12’ presentation screens showing live video of Kiiko for all of her instruction and demonstrations to ensure all attendees can easily see what is going on onstage. We have been able to arrange for this audio/visual upgrade and still offer an AAC member registration fee that is more than $100 less than the usual fee for a Kiiko Matsumoto seminar.

About the class:

Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) is an area of the brain that has recently been the subject of research in chronic pain conditions. Using fMRI imaging to study this part of the brain, Western Medicine researchers have shown that patients with chronic pain have less density in the DLPFC compared to healthy individuals. While the initial cause of the pain may be confined to the site of injury, i.e. low back or knee or wrist – this is where the person feels the pain, over time the communication between the area of injury and the brain becomes part of the chronic-pain-complex. Understanding this connection allows for new treatments and better understanding of chronic pain. In addition, this area also corresponds with mood disorders that often accompany chronic pain such as anxiety, fear and depression.

Using her research into the acupuncture points located in this area of the head, Kiiko Matsumoto found a strong connection between modern understanding of the DLPFC and Classical Chinese medicine. Looking into the etymological development of the ancient Chinese characters used to name points in the region of the DLPFC, she has been able to come up with powerful and effective treatment strategies for a wide variety of chronic pain conditions. Through practical experience she also discovered a close relationship between the treatment of this area and changes in symptoms for patients with digestive disorders such as IBS, Crohn’s and more. During her workshop, she will share her discoveries and treatment strategies as well as demonstrate how to apply them.

About Kiiko Matsumoto:

Kiiko Matsumoto is the founder of the Kiiko Style of Acupuncture and considered to be a "living Master of Acupuncture." She is well known for her ability to integrate the work of some of the most famous Japanese masters into her practice for the last three decades.

Kiiko Matsumoto's approach is taught in many acupuncture schools. Her dedication to researching and understanding the Chinese medical classics makes her one of the authorities on the subject of acupuncture. She shares this knowledge with her participants in her clinic and with students around the world in her seminars. Kiiko's passion for sharing her research makes her a popular and sought after teacher. Her students find her seminars to be practical, fun and dynamic.


  • The conference will be held at Marriott Westminster. 7000 Church Ranch Blvd., Westminster, CO 80021.
  • The AAC has arranged room rates of $119/night beginning Friday, April 21.

·   Please make your reservations before Saturday, April 1 to guarantee a room at this rate.

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The Conference Schedule

Saturday, April 22

7:30AM – 8:30AM         Registration / Visit Exhibitors & Silent Auction Booth

8:30AM – 10:30AM       Kiiko Matsumoto – lecture with whiteboard notes and handouts

10:30AM – 11:00AM     Break

11:00AM – 12:30PM     Kiiko Matsumoto – participant demonstrations

12:30PM – 2:00PM       Complimentary Lunch / AAC Annual Meeting

2:00PM – 4:00PM         Kiiko Matsumoto – participant demonstrations

4:00PM – 4:30PM         Break

4:30PM – 6:30PM         Kiiko Matsumoto – participant demonstrations

6:30PM – 7:30PM         Complimentary Beer & Wine Evening Reception

Sunday, April 23

8:00AM – 8:30AM         Visit Exhibitors / Silent Auction Booth Closes

8:30AM – 10:00AM       Kiiko Matsumoto – lecture with whiteboard notes and handouts

10:00AM – 10:30AM     Break

10:30AM – 12:00PM     Kiiko Matsumoto – participant demonstrations

12:00PM – 1:00PM       Complimentary Lunch / Silent Auction Items Awarded

1:00PM – 3:00PM         Kiiko Matsumoto – participant demonstrations

3:00PM – 3:30PM         Break

3:30PM – 5:00PM         Kiiko Matsumoto – participant demonstrations

Please click "Register" bottom, left-hand column

THE FINE PRINT: All requests for cancellation must be received  in writing (may be via fax or e-mail) at the AAC office no later than March 22, 2017 to be eligible for a refund.  There will be a $25.00 processing fee deducted from your refund and all refunds will be issued after the event.  Cancellation requests between March 22, 2017 and April 7, 2017 will receive a 50% refund or the remainder after a $75.00 processing fee.  All cancellations received after April 7, 2017 will not be eligible for a refund.

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