Postgraduate Training

Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

  • Psycho-emotional Disorders and the 8 Extraordinary Vessels, Yvonne Farrell, June 2020

  • Sacred Vaginal Ecology, Kristen Gonzales, L.Ac, Online, April 2020

  • The Complete Master Certificate Program (German Auricular Medicine), Canadian Institute of Auricular Medicine - Currently enrolled

  • After Birth; Supporting Postpartum Period with Acupuncture, Herbs, and Nutrition, Laura Erlich, L.Ac, January 2019

  • Integrated Gynecology Course, Canadian Gynecology Institute of Chinese Medicine, Toronto, June 2019

  • Balance system of Acupuncture Level 1 & 2, and refinement. Sonia Tan, R.TCMP, R.Ac, Toronto, September 2019

  • Integrative Acupuncture with Poney Chaing, PhD, R.TCMP, R.Ac, York University, Toronto, September to December 2018

  • Seino System Japanese Acupuncture and Internship with Tak Tsurusaki, Toronto, October 2017 to April 2018

  • Seino System advanced acupuncture workshop. Dr. Mistunori Seino, Toronto, October 2017

  • German Auricular Medicine Level 1, Canadian Institute of Auricular Medicine, Toronto, April 2017

  • Acupuncture Internship at ALIVE Holistic Health with Mary Wong, R.Ac, R.TCMP, Toronto, January to April 2017

  • Cupping Therapy, International Cupping Therapy Association, Oakville, Canada, August 2012

Massage Therapy

  • Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT), biannual review courses, Vodder School International, Toronto and Austria, 2010 and ongoing

  • Neurokinetic Therapy Level1, Kathy Dooley, DC. Toronto, February 2020

  • Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation (TBML), Maya Bolman, RN, IBCLC, Ohio, US, July 2019

  • Suina/Tuina Style Breast Care (SBC) level 1 &2 (lactation Massage), Rie Minamida, RM, Japan 2017

  • Tokumoto Method of Perinatal postural realignment and visceral manipulation, Japan, 2017

  • Spinning babies workshop, Tammy Ryan, Toronto, Dec 2017

  • Mercier Therapy (Pelvic Deep Visceral Manipulation), Chicago, US, April 2014

  • Neuroproprioseptive Taping for Lymphedema and musculoskeletal conditions, Oakville, Canada March 2013

  • Breast Massage Course, Luise Danieli, Kitchener, Canada 2013

Additional fields/Miscellaneous

  • Compassionate Inquiry Online Professional Training, Dr. Gabor Mate and Dr. Sat Dharam Kaur, ND. September 2020 to Present 

  • Breastfeeding Basics, Mohawk College. September 2020 to Present

  • Healthy Breasts Foundations Program, Dr. Sat Dharam Kaur ND, March 2020

  • Motivational Interviewing, Adam Lodzinski, Ph.D, Toronto, March 2020

  • CAPPA Lactation Educator Course, Attie Sandink, RN, IBCLC,Burlington, Canada, November 2019

  • Movement For Trauma – Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training (MFT1), Toronto, June 2019

  • Physiotherapy assessment for Breastfeeding – Maternal and Infant Factors – Mercedes Eustergerling, PT. Toronto, April 2019

  • Lactating Breasts Level 1, Merinda Cooper, PT, Toronto, 2018

  • Clinical Observation at International Breast Feeding Clinic, Toronto, August 2018

  • Clinical Observation at Kidcrew Lactation Clinic, Toronto, July 2017

  • Wound Management level 1 and 2; Victoria University, BC, Canada, 2012

  • Breastfeeding Management course, INFACT, Toronto, Canada, 2012

  • Bach Flower Remedy Level 1, Toronto, 2008

  • Enneagram, Moira Canes, Toronto, April 2007

Past Workshops & In-Person Speaking Events for Professionals

  • Body, Mind, Spirit of Lactation - Lactation Acupressure for Birth Professionals (Online), March 2020

  • Acupressure for Lactation for Birth Professionals, Toronto, July 2019

  • Lactation Massage Info Session for Birth Professionals, Nov 2017 ~ ongoing

  • How to Take Care of Your Lactating Breasts – free gathering group, Toronto, Jan 2018 ~ ongoing

  • Indirect Approach to Lactating Breasts (Tokumoto Method), August 2018, February 2020 - organizer

  • Massage Therapy Approach to Lactating Breasts, In-service at International Breastfeeding Clinic, September 2018

Past Workshops & In-Person Speaking Events for Public

  • Pelvic massage – self-care instruction - (in Japanese), Toronto, 2016

  • Menstrual Pain and Self-Care (in Japanese), Toronto, 2016

  • Pelvic Health and Exercises (in Japanese), Toronto, 2016

  • Acupressure for Lactation – free gathering group, Toronto, August 2019

  • Guest Speaker for several Breastfeeding groups

Previous Career

Registered Nurse (Japan)

  • Intensive Care Unit, April 1997 - March 2000

  • Coronary Care Unit, April 1997 - March 2000

  • Emergency Room, April 1997 - March 2000

  • Hemodialysis Unit, June 2000 - August 2005

  • Education & Consulting etc.. June 2000 - August 2005, April 2008 to August 2009

Registered Clinical Engineer (Japan)

  • Hemodialysis and Blood Aphaeresis Therapy, June 2000 - August 2005

  • Education and Consulting etc.. June 2000 - August 2005, April 2008 to August 2009

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