Education and Qualifications

hattori naoki


  • Graduated from Juntendo University, Faculty of Health and Sports Science
    (Awarded a junior and senior high school teaching certificate for health and physical education)
  • Graduated from Nagoya Acupuncture and Moxibustion School
    (a 3-year technical school for acupuncture and moxibustion practitioners)
  • Licensed as a certified acupuncturist
  • Graduated from Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA) UK
  • Certified as a Rolfing® Practitioner by The European Rolfing® Association, Member of the Japan Rolfing® Association

I first decided to become an acupuncturist while I was at university, after having received thousands of treatments myself to recover from a severe slipped disc.
Following my graduation from a three-year school for acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), came to think that I would like to go abroad and experience different life styles and ways of thinking. Acting upon this, I went to England for two years to work in an acupuncture clinic in London.
While there, I first encountered “Rolfing® (a treatment method which works on connective tissues to align the posture and correct bodily imbalances.) I was so surprised and impressed by this technique that I decided to undergo intensive training in it in Munich.
After returning to Japan, I worked for the Kosai Oriental Healthcare Center and established my own treatment style which is a combination of acupuncture and Rolfing®.

My Treatment Philosophy

In the more than 15 years I have been a professional practitioner, I have treated a wide variety of patients. This has led me to think deeply about what good health really means, and the kinds of treatment that can help achieve it.

[Cure]My first goal is to cure my patients properly, and to heal their pain, ailment or disorder.

[Correction]My next aim is to work with my patients to help them correct bad posture and other physical habits which caused the problems in the first place.

I have found that acupuncture is more effective for the cure of my patients’ problems, while Rolfing® is better for the correction of the underlying causes.
The combination of acupuncture and Rolfing® in my treatment can be like a pair of legs or a set of wheels that work together to effect both a cure to the patient’s immediate problem, and the changes in their daily life that can help prevent it from returning.
For more information about the distinctive features of acupuncture and Rolfing®, please take a look at the pages for each.