Takamasa Tsurusaki R.Ac., Dipl. Physiotherapy (Bone-setter) in Japan, Director of The Centre for Japanese Acupuncture
He 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. The past 10 years working alongside Dr. Seino he now focuses exclusively on using Seino-system style acupuncture and moxibustion. His patient outcomes have increased with excellent results while also reducing the amount of time required to deliver an effective treatment.
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 Syuto (from the Taishi school of paediatric acupuncture) and Tsuyoshi Shimamura (from the Nagano school). He also served as an interpreter at The International Council of Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques, (ICMART) in Bulgaria and WFAS.
He teaches and has been teaching Japanese acupuncture at several schools in Toronto for nearly twenty years (at Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Academy Toronto, Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine, Institute of Traditional Medicine).
With his vast knowledge and expertise Takamasa has been working to promote the practice of Japanese acupuncture and TCM throughout the world.
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.
Risa Oishi R.Ac. is our wonderful Clinic Manager. She has been learning and practicing under Takamasa Tsurusaki R.Ac. in both Canada and Japan for more than 10 years and has extensive knowledge caring for and educating people on health care matters.
Having graduated from Toyo Medical College in Japan where she learned Japanese style of AcuMoxa as well as TCM. Risa also studied Health and Sports at Mukogawa Women’s University.
In addition to running the clinic and treating her patients she has also taken on the responsibility of translating and producing video content for global practitioners wanting to access Japanese AcuMoxa techniques.
Kosuke Sato R. Ac. is a graduate from Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine here in Toronto. He moved to Canada 3 years ago and pursued his Canadian qualifications after 10 years’ working as an acupuncturist and moxibustion practitioner and massage therapist in Japan. He holds a strong understanding and belief that Acupuncture treatment does not need strong and painful stimulation in order to be effective. In fact, he has seen better results from gentle treatment and looks forward to demonstrating this treatment to his patients.
When Kosuke came to Toronto he already held the view of preferring gentle style Acupuncture for his clients. It was because of this belief he was introduced to the well-known Acupuncturist Takamasa Tsurusaki R. Ac. and after witnessing his style of gentle and effective treatment he came to study under him.
For the past 18 months he has studied under Takamasa Tsurusaki R. Ac combining his teachings of 35 years of experience with Kosuke’s 10 years experience in Japan he will now be offering gentle effective Acupuncture and moxibustion treatment customized to his patients medical condition and constitution.
Kosuke is also a strong believer in lifestyle health care for improve your conditions. Included with his Acupuncture treatment, he will also share lifestyle advice to improve his patients’ quality of life.
As an area of personal interest, Kosuke is an avid sports fan. Baseball in particular as he was a member of a semi-professional baseball club team in Japan as a medical and athletic trainer. He holds a license of Athletic trainer (JSPO-AT) in Japan and has a wealth of knowledge around exercise therapy and athletic training he is happy to share with his patients.
Kosuke is an excellent addition to the team and we look forward to welcoming him and his patients to the Centre for Japanese Acupuncture!
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.