Dr. Masahiro Takakura is a Naturopathic Physician, Chiropractor, and a licensed Acupuncturist. He graduated with a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and a Master's of Acupuncture from Bastyr University, and received his Doctorate degree of Chiropractic Medicine from National University of Health Science in Lombard, Illinois.
Dr. Takakura has learned medicine from various practitioners such as Dr Viola M. Frymann, Dr Dan Bensky, Dr Alain Gehin, Dr Nancy Soliven, Dr David W. Leaf, Dr Kurt Larson, Dr Kenzo Kase, Drs from Gonsted seminar, Sensei Shudo Denmei, and Sensei Stephan Brown.
Dr. Takakura has specialized training in CranioSacral Therapy, Cranio Osteopathy, Sacro-Occipital technique, Gonstead technique, Motion Palpation technique, Cox Decompression Technique (Certified), Applied kinesiology (Certified), Kinesio Taping (Certified Instructor), Visceral Manipulation (Teaching Assistant with Upledger Institute), Japanese Acupuncture, and Sotai.
Dr. Takakura focuses on combining science with nature providing an integrated approach to health. He provides support on multiple levels from prevention to chronic diseases. From the initial visit, Dr. Takakura teaches his patients to understand their bodies and treatments to assist healing.
Dr. Takakura truly embodies one of the basic naturopathic principles "Doctor as Teacher." He is also an assistant professor for physical medicine department at Bastyr University. His Goal: "True wellness is achieved by what you do everyday and not what happens during the visit. My job is to remove road blocks to health and to empower people to take charge of their health."
Dr. Takakura believes in the least invasive, most individualized treatment for your body. Specific chiropractic techniques, visceral manipulation, Craniosacral therapy or Cranio Osteopathy technique, acupuncture, homeopathy, flower essence, and emotional integration technique are all utilized by Dr. Takakura to facilitate your body’s self-healing capabilities.
Dr. Takakura is native Japanese and accepts Japanese speaking patients. Dr. Takakura enjoys being back in the Northwest where he feels that nature supports healing of the body, mind, and spirit. He enjoys hiking, camping, playing tennis, and taking his son to the zoo.