Amherst, MA: Oct 1-2 from 9am – 5pm

Portland, OR: Sept 24-25 from 9am – 5pm

This in-person hands on practice is a review of the entire Fukushin program with a focus on palpation. Students will palpate each other’s abdomen, polishing technique and sequence flow, and identify the findings. During this process Kumiko will come around to each student to check and confirm. 

The class is limited to 12 students so that Kumiko has plenty of time to work with each individual on their techniques. 

Day 1:  We will focus on checking everyone’s technique and findings. 

Day 2:  We will focus on charting abdominal findings and writing formulas for each other to practice. The second day will be like a “clinic day” during which we will have time to do intake if students prefer to do so, match symptoms and patterns with abdominal findings and write formulas for practice. 


  • This class is for those who have taken the Fukushin course (at least Parts A and B of Kumiko’s course) or for those who are currently enrolled in a class.
  • Students have only taken introduction (Part A) and would like to attend the in-person workshop must complete registration for Part B.  It is not required to finish watching all videos of Part B before the workshop.
  • Students who have have not taken the online course must register for the on-demand online course and complete Part A before attending the hands-on workshop.

Portland, OR
September 24 – 25

General Public


White Pine Circle Member


Amherst, MA
October 1 – 2

General Public


White Pine Circle Member


Kumiko Shirai

I grew up in Japan, but moved to the States at 14 years old with my parents to study English. Influenced by my mother, Taiji master Machiko Shirai, I learned to appreciate Asian medicine and martial arts from an early age. I studied Aikido for twenty five years and currently practice Taiji. I attended Oregon State University (OSU) where I majored in Chinese Studies and graduated with a Bachelor in Science. I then enrolled in the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, where I earned my Masters in Science of Oriental Medicine.

Beside acupuncture, I specialize in classical herbal medicine in which I received rigorous training in the Han-dynasty style of Chinese herbal prescriptions. I also specialize in Japanese abdominal diagnosis, also known as Fukushin.

I have a private practice in Portland, Oregon and teach Abdominal Diagnosis seminars privately. I am currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Chinese Medicine at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, where I am also a part time faculty member.

Refund Policy:

Refunds of 75% will be granted up to 30 days before the start of each respective workshop.

In the event that the course is cancelled or postponed, 100% refunds will be provided to registrants.

Provider Information:

Sharon Weizenbaum