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Kazuo Tateishi, R.TCMP, R.Ac

Registered Acupuncturist & TCM Practitioner

Kazuo Tateishi, R.TCMP, R.Ac  Registered Acupuncturist and TCM Practitioner Book an appointment

About Kazuo Tateishi

It is no secret that COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us physically and emotionally. Increased stress due to various socio-economic factors at work, school and home and social isolation make it even harder for particularly those who suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD and other mental health issues. 

Kazuo Tateishi, our Registered Acupuncturist and herbalist employs a very unique form of Japanese style acupuncture— Toyohari & Teishin therapy to treat people of all ages with a strong emphasis on mind- body connections. The gentle and painless modality is suitable for those who are sensitive to and afraid of needles and is effective to treat illnesses related to compromised endocrine and immune systems. It also helps his patients relax and immerse themselves in a ‘zen’ moment while facilitating their bodies’ own healing and rejuvenating process.

Funamizu-style Teishin Therapy

Gentle, pain-free, and non-intrusive, Funamizu-style Teishin Therapy shares the same principles as acupuncture, but uses a round-ended silver needle for gentle and painless contact and stroking on the skin.

This therapy is ideal for infants, children, and the elderly, and is effective in addressing emotional and psychological disorders such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety.

Designed by Takahiro Funamizu, a veteran acupuncturist who specializes in mental and emotional health care in Japan where people commit suicide at an alarming rate, the use of this highly specialized instrument is suitable for those:

  • Who are sensitive to and afraid of needles
  • Whose skin is prone to bruising and bleeding
  • With weak and frail body conditions
  • Whose endocrine (hormone regulation) and immune systems are compromised (e.g. autoimmune disease, AIDS, cancer)

Additionally, Funamizu-style Teishin Therapy can deal with soft tissue problems, while also unraveling issues that reside at deeper layers and levels. It is therefore highly useful towards addressing digestive, neurological, hormonal, circulatory, and male and female reproductive issues as well. This therapy can be used in combination with common acupuncture for an enhanced therapeutic effect.

Kazuo Tateishi is the forerunner in such a unique therapy, and is one of a few practitioners in Canada to employ the technique to specialize in mental and emotional health care.

To learn more about Kazuo and Funamizu-style Teishin Therapy, please visit Kazuo's website here.

Kazuo's Schedule

Available: Currently on Mondays and Thursdays.