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I have known Masamichi (Daichan) Shibata as a friend and colleague since he moved to Vancouver. He brings great integrity and artistry to his healing work, and embodies the best of the Japanese tradition of Oriental medicine. His practice includes but is not limited to shiatsu, acupuncture, and moxibustion. He has practiced his healing art since 1987 and has a broad range of experience. He is committed to his profession and has helped with the production of the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine (NAJOM), which promotes Japanese acupuncture.


STEPHEN BROWN, L.Ac.
SEATTLE, WA
TRANSLATOR OF JAPANESE CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE TECHNIQUES: AN INTRODUCTION TO MERIDIAN THERAPY BY SHUDO DENMEI AND MERIDIAN EXERCISE BY SHIZUTO MASUNAGA






Daichan 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.
TOKYO, JAPAN
JAPANESE LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST AND SHIATSU THERAPIST

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Mr. 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 his patients.

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.
ASSOCIATE EDITOR,
THE NORTH AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE (NAJOM)
VANCOUVER, BC

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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.
VANCOUVER, BC
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)

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I received 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 services.


ELENA CRIPPEN, R.N., R.Ac.
REGISTERED NURSE & REGISTERED ACUPUNCTURIST
VANCOUVER & VICTORIA, BC

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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.
INTRAWEST CORPORATION

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M. Daichan 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,
VANCOUVER, BC

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It 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 1995.

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

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