and I were classmates at Toyoshinkyu College of Oriental
Medicine. We also gained practical experience together by working
at the Komori Sports Clinic in Tokyo. I remember him as a very
sincere individual who studied and worked very hard. When I
was coaching the Track and Field team at Tűyű University, he
would come out to events on weekends and treat my athletes.
Already at that time, his approach was gentle, soft, and polite
and everyone loved his technique and character.
I highly recommend Daichan's truthful and warm-hearted acupuncture
and shiatsu treatments to all for good health.
FUTOSHI SAKAMOTO, L.Ac.
JAPANESE LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST AND SHIATSU THERAPIST
Shibata and I were both employed by the Shiatsu Centre in Toronto
as acupuncture and shiatsu therapists. He started there in 1988
and I joined a year later, in 1989. I am proud to have him as
my colleague in acupuncture because of his expertise and professional
skill. He proved to be invaluable to both the Centre and to
It gives me pleasure to recommend Mr. Shibata's treatments and I am
confident that he devotes himself to practicing as one of the best
acupuncturists in Canada.
HIDEO TAKAHASHI, B.A., R.Ac.
THE NORTH AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE (NAJOM)
Masamichi Shibata is a therapist with great command of acupuncture and shiatsu. He has a vast understanding of Oriental medicine, an impeccable technique, and a warm touch.
As an acupuncturist myself, I am always thankful when finding a therapist who treats patients with care and listens to them carefully. He is all knowledge and ears at every session, which is reflected in the positive effects of his amazing treatments.
Due to these remarkable qualities, I highly recommend him.
CARLOS BECERRA, R.Ac.
DIPLOMA OF ACUPUNCTURE, INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE OF VANCOUVER (2009)
DIPLOMA OF ACUPUNCTURE, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE IN MEXICO CITY (2004)
shiatsu and acupuncture treatment from Mr. M. Daichan Shibata
for chronic knee problems from a series of 3 sports injuries,
stiff ankles from severe sprains, and bilateral hip pain which
developed during my menopause. He treated me 5 times over 11/2
months and all of those problems resolved. I found both his
treatment and diagnostic skills exceptional. The way he integrates
the relaxing and energizing qualities of shiatsu with his practice
of acupuncture is fantastic. I highly recommend his professional
ELENA CRIPPEN, R.N., R.Ac.
REGISTERED NURSE & REGISTERED ACUPUNCTURIST
VANCOUVER & VICTORIA, BC
I began seeing Daichan in January of this year because of some serious discomfort I was experiencing as a result of a neck injury. About 2 days after my first treatment with him, I noticed that I was virtually free of pain for the first time in 5 years.
Daichanís skill and knowledge is quite obvious from the first time that you meet him. What stands out most, however, is the humility and integrity which emanate from him. His presence is one that engenders both safety and trust. I recommend him as a shiatsu therapist, an acupuncturist, and most importantly as a trusted advisor.
JACQUELINE WENER, L.Ac.
LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST, U.S.A.
Shibata is a member in good standing with the B.C. Qualified
Acupuncturists and T.C.M. Practitioners Association. His thorough
knowledge and compassion make him a conscientious and caring
health practitioner. I am also encouraged by his willingness
to share his expertise through his writings published in the
North American Journal of Oriental Medicine. I wish him the
best in his practice and in his academic endeavors.
DR. SUNNY LEE, Ph.D., Dr.TCM
BOARD MEMBER, COLLEGE OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE PRACTITIONERS & ACUPUNCTURISTS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
FORMER PRESIDENT, BRITISH COLUMBIA QUALIFIED ACUPUNCTURISTS & TCM PRACTITIONERS ASSOCIATION (QATCMA)
SENIOR INSTRUCTOR, TCM AND ACUPUNCTURE PROGRAM AT LANGARA COLLEGE,
is with sincere pleasure that I recommend CMAAC member Dr. Shibata
to anyone who is looking for safe and effective acupuncture
treatment. The Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association
of Canada prides itself on setting high standards in both education
and clinical experience for all TCM and Acupuncture Practitioners,
especially its members. Dr. Masamichi Shibata has met the Chinese
Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canadaís high qualifications
and has been an outstanding member of our organization since
CMAAC is proud of its members and of the progress that has been made since our formation in 1983. It is not just the regulation of the profession, however, that drives CMAAC members, but also a love for the profession of TCM and Acupuncture, this land, and its multiculturalism. With continued hard work, persistence and determination we can narrow the gap between Eastern and Western medicine and thus increase health promotion and prevention for all Canadians.
I am confident that his professionalism and quality patient care will become evident to all under his care.
PROFESSOR CEDRIC K.T. CHEUNG
NATIONAL PRESIDENT, THE CHINESE MEDICINE AND ACUPUNCTURE ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
VICE-PRESIDENT, THE WORLD FEDERATION OF ACUPUNCTURE-MOXIBUSTION SOCIETIES
CHAIR, PROFESSIONAL COLLEGE OF TCM AND ACUPUNCTURE, ONTARIO