Mike is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Registered Acupuncturist at Rebalance Sports Medicine in downtown Toronto. Mike has been immersed in the health and wellness industry for over 15 years. He has gained knowledge in many different facets of healthcare and is very passionate about helping his patients achieve optimal health.
Mike has studied and received his certificate in Holistic Nutrition. During his time working as a Holistic Nutritionist, Mike enjoyed helping those with digestive issues and diabetes. This led him to a Personal Training certification with a specialized focus on corrective exercise. Mike has been certified from the renowned CHEK Institute. With his experience in holistic nutrition and personal training, Mike has enjoyed helping clients with athletic performance improvement, weight loss management as well as strength and conditioning.
In the past 8 years, Mike completed his studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) becoming a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) and Manual Osteopath (DOMP).
Mike strongly believes in lifelong learning and never gives up a chance to gain knowledge and become better at his craft. Mike has apprenticed under renowned acupuncturist Takamasa Tsurusaki (in Toronto), Mitsunori Seino (in Tokyo), and Shi Hyung Lee (in Seoul). He is currently interning under Physical Therapist Rory Mullen, and furthering his education by learning Zhu Scalp Acupuncture from renowned Acupuncturist Dr. Ming Qing Zhu (in California)
Mike practices a style of Japanese acupuncture that’s known for it’s precise diagnosis and gentle needling. This softer style of acupuncture is very tolerable – even for those individuals who dislike needles. He combines this form of acupuncture with the soft tissue principles from manual osteopathy. Mike will determine the best approach for each individual however, he generally combines TCM acupuncture, soft tissue therapy, nutrition, lifestyle coaching and corrective exercise in his treatment sessions. He has found this approach to be very effective and helpful for his clients.
Mike enjoys treating a wide variety of injuries and conditions and is excited by challenging and complex cases. He is particularly interested in helping individuals in chronic pain and those suffering from Adrenal fatigue or chronic fatigue syndrome. This approach has proven to be very effective for his patients.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: Mike performs his treatment in a private, curtained off space in an open area of the clinic. If you are sensitive to background noise, our clinic environment may not be ideal for you*