Best of Boston

1997 Best Acupuncture

Kiiko Matsumoto

Matsumoto is an international celebrity in her field. Part of a rising generation of specialists who have quietly revolutionalized the profession, she combines Chinese medical theory with Western pathology. Her unique methods—dubbed simply the Kiiko system—are taught in acupuncture schools worldwide. She’s written dozens of articles and textbooks and lectured throughout the United States, Europe, Israel, and her native Japan. Yet she’s hardly the austere guru type—her patients remain her top priority.

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