Avi Magidoff, L.Ac.

Avi Magidoff, L.Ac. is a well known teacher of the Nagano style of acupuncture. Avi is a second generation practitioner and from an early age has been exposed to the Alexander Technique, dance and movement, Tai Chi, Yoga, and Buddhist meditation, all of which have shaped his understanding of the human body and mind.

A graduate of the San Francisco College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (1991), Avi has additionally spent many years studying with, and assisting, Kiiko Matsumoto and Daoist priest Jeffrey Yuen. In 1993 he founded the Acupuncturists Support Group to promote educational excellence in the field of acupuncture and to promote the work of luminaries such as Jeffrey Yuen, Kiiko Matsumoto, Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee, Jiang Jian-Fu, Yoshihiro Kawaii, and others.

Avi is a popular lecturer, teaching his style of acupuncture throughout the U.S. and Europe. He is highly regarded in the acupuncture community for his classes and publications, his understanding of Chinese medicine, his generous sharing of information and support of other acupuncturists as mentor and consultations. He has published numerous articles on gynecology, neurology, pain management, and Daoist aspects of Chinese medicine and was a regular contributor to the California Journal of Oriental Medicine and the European Journal of Oriental Medicine.

After practicing for 15 years in San Francisco, and having established a number of community clinics including the one at St. Luke’s hospital, Avi moved to Portsmouth to enjoy New England’s greenery. He attributes the success of the unique Japanese style of acupuncture he utilizes to two factors:
(a) the reliance on abdominal diagnosis and confirmation of results
(b) persistent tracking of current problems to possible past injuries which still have a hold on the body, while clearing the past in order to be fully alive in the present moment.

Avi is known for his no-nonsense and compassionate approach and understanding. His acupuncture style is unique and obtains quick and lasting results.


Courses by Avi Magidoff, L.Ac.

English Courses
Japanese Palpation & Acupuncture: Emotional Shen Disorders
Distance Learning - CEU Video Recording
8 CEUs
Japanese Palpation & Acupuncture: Pain
Distance Learning - CEU Video Recording
8 CEUs
Avi Magidoff, L.Ac.
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Comments from "Japanese Palpation & Acupuncture"

very knowledgable and exciting

extraordinarily clear in his presentation!

usealbe and valuable translation, presentatioin style has spontanaeity

He was amazing..so knowledgeable and helpful

An enjoyable class, packed with information that will be of benefit to my practice. Nice combo of demonstration and information.

Great speaker, I'll take another one of this courses, if possible!

my first time with avi, i liked him a lot.

No doubt Avi knows much about Kiiko Style. Re-confirmed how important it is to balance nervous system!!! Nothing works or holds w/out doing that.

well versed in topics, both Avi and Philip, easy going

Warm, funny, and knowledgeable

Both Avi and Philip are passionate about the topic and eager to share their knowledge.

very enthusiastic and fun

Very concise and valuable information. They both gave excellent explanations and showed genuine desire to help us learn.

live demonstrations were very helpful

Very knowledgeable, approachable, has a great teaching style!

I loved watching him treat. One can spew points/protocols all day- but in the end it's how you apply it that truly matters.

I really enjoyed the directness, energy, generosity, and knowledge of the speakers.

Enjoyed the material and demonstrations and very generous access to other resources.

Great speaker!

very knowledgable and a good teacher and presenter

He was great. One of the best speaker I have ever seen on elotus who is knowledgeable and willing to share the knowledge. I really enjoyed his lecture with Philip, who answered all the questions and confusion.


Very interesting and makes me want to study this system much further.

I loved Avi! I wish to have an opportunity to learn more from him in the future.

Lots of helpful info at a good pace. Both instructors are very generous and informative.

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