Integrative Medicine specialists
Ryunosuke Shiba 芝 龍之助
born 1977 in Osaka in Japan
Dr. Shiba graduated from Traditional Japanese Medical College in Tokyo, Japan in 2003 and holds National licenses in Japan in Acupuncture, Moxibustions. He practiced in the department of Orthopedics, Rheumatism, and Allergy Gynecology at the Hospital of Tokyo for 5 years. In 2008, Dr. Shiba moved to Kochi to open his own clinic on a medical expedition as a medical expert for 3 years. During his time in Kochi, he trained with Tetsuo Shiomi the revered famous blind master of traditional Japanese treatment. In 2011 he moved to London to open a new clinic called Japan Integrated Clinic. In 2017 he opened Japan Acupuncture Shiatsu Clinic in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
Dr. Shiba is a knowledgable and meticulous doctor who takes care of each patient with his utmost attention. Besides acupuncture and moxibustion, he also specializes in shiatsu, osteopathy and energy work.
Gonzan Goto (1659-1733); illustration from the book Portraits of Distinguished Physicians in Earlier Japan.
The importance of Ki, Ketsu and Sui in chronic diseases was emphasized by Gonzan Goto as early as the Edo period.
In addition to Dr. Shiba’s medical expertise, he is a devoted surfer of 23 years and Aikido practitioner who is able to apply his knowledge to help others in daily practice and athletic training to stay healthy and strong, and prevent injury.
For athletes who may be pushing their bodies to the limits through rigorous training, acupuncture can provide rewarding benefits as a noninvasive technique that greatly helps reduce inflammation and improve pain management.