Ikeda Sensei’s Japanese Meridian Therapy

Instructed by Dr. Elizabeth Talcott, DAOM

A live, three-module series in 2024

  • February 10-11, 2024
  • April 20-21, 2024
  • June 29-30, 2024

San Diego, CA
Marina Village Conference Center

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45  NCCAOM, CA, and TX continuing education credits pending

After finishing her 2023 Ikeda-style Japanese Meridian Therapy series in Santa Fe, Elizabeth Talcott, a veteran student of Ikeda Sensei and longtime faculty of PCOM (now PCOH), has streamlined her course to make it even more accessible. This amazing opportunity to study JMT with Dr. Talcott will be offered in San Diego over three modules in 2024. 

If you are new to the modality, you will learn everything you need to practice this method of JMT. If you are a veteran practitioner, you will have the chance to hone your skills and deepen your knowledge base. In the first module, you will learn special needle techniques unique to Ikeda Sensei’s style as well as constitutional assessment, pulse and abdominal palpatory techniques and determining the underlying root deficiency. Over the subsequent three modules, you will layer that understanding with explanations of various syndromes related to the Zang organ systems and methods for treating both root and branch manifestations. 

Ikeda Sensei teaches that the disease process begins with a deficiency of Essential Qi of one of the Yin organs as noted in the 62 Chapter of the Su Wen. This underlying root deficiency will generate heat or cold which can disseminate and accumulate in various areas of the organ and meridian systems creating the branch manifestations. Identifying the underlying root deficiency as well as the patho-mechanisms that lead to an array of complaints, along with treatments corresponding to those patterns, will be the focus of the series. 

Whether you are a verteran of other methods of JMT (including Hari-Style or Shudo-Style) or are brand-new to JMT, this class will advance our understandings of the pathophysiology of disease and help us to move toward more elegant and efficient treatments in the clinical setting. 

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About the Instructor:

Elizabeth graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Physics in 1981 from UC San Diego, her Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1999 and Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2013, both from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM).

For 20 years she taught at PCOM, helping develop the curriculum for the teaching of Japanese Meridian Therapy and Kampo Herbal Medicine while maintaining a private practice in San Diego and raising four children. 

About Ikeda Masakazu Sensei:

Ikeda Masakazu graduated from Meiji Oriental Medical Institute in 1968. Through out his career he has thoroughly devoted himself to clinical practice and teaching of acupuncture, moxibustion and herbal medicine. He has taught seminars in Japan, Australia and the United States and  has authored over twenty books, several of which are well known for his interpretation of the classical texts. Ikeda Sensei currently has a private practice on the island of Shikoku. 


February 10-11, 2024: Pulse and abdominal palpation and diagnosis as taught by Ikeda Masuzaka Sensei, overview of pathoetiology, constitutional assessment, and root treatment point selections

April 20-21, 2024: Liver and Lung deficiency syndromes

June 29-30, 2023: Spleen and Kidney deficiency syndromes

Saturday and Sunday for each module weekend – 9:00 am – 5:30 pm with a one-hour lunch

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Registration Fee:$1340 for professionals, $98o for students

• For cancellations made on or before January 14, 2024 – Full Refund*
• For cancellations made on or after January 15, 2024 -No Refund