Having been raised within a family of health practitioners in Sapporo, Japan, Minako was inspired to pursue a career in a similar field that would help promote health and wellness in her community. She chose acupuncture as her focus when she discovered how naturally effective this type of treatment was in addressing a wide variety of patient health complaints without the use of manufactured pharmaceuticals. Since graduating from Sapporo Aoba Acupuncture College in 2006, she has enjoyed a rewarding international career contributing to health and wellness of her patients. Her general treatment focuses on enhancing natural healing powers by rebalancing her client’s body structure and meridian lines ensuring a positive energy flow throughout the body. She has adopted a highly specialized and painless hybrid treatment technique using short and thin disposable needles. Minako is a member of the Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of Nova Scotia (ATCMANS) and actively pursues her education through conferences and continuing professional development workshop programs.