Ikeda Masakazu Sensei’s Japanese Meridian Therapy

Instructed by Dr. Elizabeth Talcott, DAOM

A live, four-module series in 2023

  • January 21-22, 2023
  • April 22-23, 2023
  • July 22-23, 2023
  • October 14-15, 2023

Sante Fe, NM
The Santa Fe Women’s Club

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60  NCCAOM, CA, and TX continuing education credits pending

The High Desert Hari Society is proud to announce a workshop series the first of its kind in New Mexico, a four module series laying out Meridian Therapy (Keiraku Chiryo) as taught by Ikeda Masakazu Sensei. Elizabeth Talcott, LAc., a veteran student of Ikeda Sensei and longtime faculty of PCOM (now PCOH), will be instructing! 

Over four modules, learn the fundamentals of Japanese Meridian Therapy as Ikeda Sensei! 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. 


January 21-22, 2023: Pulse and abdominal palpation and diagnosis as taught by Ikeda Masuzaka Sensei, overview of pathoetiology, constitutional assessment, and root treatment point selections

April 22-23, 2023: Liver and Lung deficiency syndromes

July 22-23, 2023: Spleen deficiency syndromes

October 14-15, 2023: Kidney deficiency and Blood stasis 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:$1700 for Professionals, $1500 for students

Payments made online incur a non-refundable 3% processing fee.

Check Payments should be made out to HDHS and mailed to:

5800 McLeod Rd NE, Suite C
Albuquerque, NM 87109

• For cancellations made on or before December 31, 2022 – Full Refund*
• For cancellations made on or after January 1, 2023 -No Refund
*Credit card convenience fees are non-refundable

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