Styles of Acupuncture


Paul, trained at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in three styles of acupuncture, incorporates these approaches in his treatments:

Acupuncture Physical Medicine:
Acupuncture Physical Medicine, developed by Mark Seem, Ph.D., is a modern approach to acupuncture, based in French-meridian acupuncture and trigger point dry needling, and influenced by classical Chinese and Japanese meridian approaches to acupuncture. Acupuncture Physical Medicine effectively treats the complex and chronic disorders unaddressed in modern medicine, including, but not limited to, chronic pain and chronic fatigue.

Kiiko Matsumoto Style of Japanese Acupuncture:
Kiiko Matsumoto Style of Japanese Acupuncture uses palpation to find reflexes in order to identity the underlying factors and gauge the progress of the treatment - consequently it is a highly pragmatic and effective approach, yielding significant clinical results. The approach is deeply influenced by the styles of these master Japanese acupuncturists: Nagano, Kawaii, and Manaka.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):
Evolving out of Classical Chinese Medicine, the advent of Traditional Chinese Medicine began under Mao Zedong as part of the cultural revolution of China, whereby Chinese medicine became standardized, in part as a means to more easily train barefoot doctors to treat China’s large population. TCM is the main style of acupuncture taught at Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine colleges in China and America.