Takamasa Tsurusaki R.Ac. is a third-generation acupuncturist in his family. After Takamasa graduated from both the Japan Central Acupuncture and Moxabustion College as well as the Japan Physiotherapy College, he practiced under the guidance of his grandfather who was a student of the renown acupuncture master Yoshimizu Uwagawa.
In 1989 he moved to Canada and opened an acupuncture practice in Toronto. His style has been greatly influenced by both Nagano and Kiiko Matsumoto styles.
He has also been working as a translator at the workshops and seminars of many prominent practitioners such as Hiromi Matsumoto, Hideo Shinma (from the Fukaya-kyu school), Junko Syunto (from the Taishi school of paediatric acupuncture) and Tsuyoshi Shimamura (from the Nagano school).
He teaches and has been teaching Japanese acupuncture at several schools in Toronto for nearly twenty years (at the Shiatsu School of Canada as well as the Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine).
With his vast knowledge and expertise Takamasa has been working to promote the practice of Japanese acupuncture and TCM throughout the world.
Ori Levy R.Ac. has been providing patients with gentle japanese-style acupuncture treatments for over fifteen years. He offers patients powerful and effective treatments for a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. These include sports injuries, musculo-skeletal disorders, digestive problems, respiratory conditions, allergies, neurological conditions and cancer support.
Shiori Kajiwara, R.Ac. is a graduate from Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine. Shiori’s gentle style of practice is typical of Japanese Acupuncture, which seeks to draw on the body’s natural healing power using only few needles and minimal stimulation.
As a mother of three teenage boys, Shiori has a special interest in providing guidance to new mothers on fertility, prenatal and post natal health as well as child rearing. She believes in the importance of self-care and has a wealth of knowledge to share with patients on maintaining health through simple exercises and life style changes.
Alongside her acupuncture practice, Shiori is also a certified Koji (aspergillus oryzae) specialist. She has been leading vegetarian cooking classes and traditional Japanese fermentation classes (miso, soy sauce, sake, koji, etc.) in Toronto for the past 10 years.