Tim Hideaki Tanaka, Ph.D., R.Ac, R.TCMP is the main author and chief editor of acupuncturemoxibustion.com. As the founder and clinical director of The Pacific Wellness Institute, a leading alternative medical center in Toronto, he is a Registered Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner in Ontario. Born in Fukuoka, Japan, he studied acupuncture and East Asian Medical Therapies in Tokyo, obtaining his national acupuncture licence prior to moving to North America.
With his Ph.D. in medical science, Tanaka was the recipient of the World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Society’s 1996 Excellent Research Award for his study on Somatic Reaction Induced by Acupuncture Stimulation. He was appointed Visiting Research Fellow of Acupuncture at Tsukuba University of Technology in Japan and lectured extensively across the globe, including in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Hungary, China, and Japan.
Tanaka has co-authored Japanese acupuncture and traditional massage textbooks, in addition to a number of research papers published in peer-reviewed medical journals. His original research has been cited by many scholarly papers and clinical textbooks as well, referenced in various government and public agency reports, including US National Institute of Health (NIH), Consensus Statement on Acupuncture.