Minako Kay
ケイ 美奈子

Registered Acupuncturist

はり師 きゅう師


​My story

Having been raised within a family of health practitioners in Sapporo, Japan, I was inspired to pursue a career in a similar field that would help promote health and wellness in my community.  I chose acupuncture as my focus when I 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, I have enjoyed a rewarding international career contributing to health and wellness of my patients. 

My Treatment Focus:

My general treatment focuses on enhancing natural healing powers by rebalancing your body structure and meridian lines ensuring a positive energy flow throughout the body.  I have adopted a highly specialized and painless hybrid treatment technique using short and thin disposable needles.   I have further developed my techniques through a blend of practices informed by VAMFIT (Verifying Affected Meridians For Immediate Treatment), Kiiko Matsumoto Style (KMS acupuncture), and Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA).

How I Help:

I help my patients by following a highly specialized Japanese sensory diagnosis technique that focus on a practitioner’s learned skills and intuitive abilities in the detection of a patient’s imbalances through sight, sound, smell, and touch. I also conduct a thorough background medical history check for my patients.  My treatment has been very effective in addressing back, neck, and joint pain, migraines, insomnia, low energy, depression and anxiety, hypertension, PMS among many more health complaints.  I foster a relaxing and ambient setting that ensures maximum relaxation for my patients during their treatment sessions. 


Acupuncturist and Moxibustion Therapist, Sapporo Aoba Vocational College of Acupuncture, Moxibustion, and Judo Therapy, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.

Five Elements Acupressure Practitioner, Canadian Acupressure College, Haida Gwaii, BC, Canada

Association Membership:

I am a member of the Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of Nova Scotia (ATCMANS) and pursue my education through conferences and continuing educational development workshop programs.


Opening Hours

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Mon : 10am - 7pm

Tue : 10am - 7pm

Wed : Closed

Thu : 10am - 7pm

Fri : Closed

Sat : Closed

Sun : 10am - 4pm


Contact Us

5539A Young Street (2F as part of Kachina Health Associates), Halifax, NS B3K 1Z7
(The entrance is between Salvatore's and Hamachi Kita)


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