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.


Minako Kay Takeya Japanese Acupuncture, Japanese Acupuncturist,  Halifax Nova Scotia

About Minako Kay

Minako Kay

ケイ 美奈子





Takeya Japanese Acupuncture Halifax Nova

Fukidashi Park

Kyogoku, Hokkaido, Japan

First Acupuncture Session
Regular Acupuncture Session

During subsequent sessions, I will monitor my patient’s condition to determine any significant changes that may have occurred from the first session.  I then adjust my treatment accordingly to effectively address my patient’s main health complaint.


60 min / 90 min

$100 / $110


Please bring or wear loose fitting clothes

(ex. Camisole and gym short pants). 

During the first session, I spend quality time to walk my patients through a medical history interview to determine the proper course of treatment. I then conduct a thorough 90-minute full body acupuncture treatment session in order to restore a patient’s meridian blockage and imbalance. This is a crucial foundational step for further treatment that will focus more on the specific health complaint.  As a final step, I map out a customized plan for patients focused on facilitating a timely and sustainable recovery. 


90 min

$ 120

Please bring or wear loose fitting clothes

(ex. Camisole and gym short pants)

Takeya Japanese Acupuncture Halifax Nova

Covered Under Most Insurance Plans!



Takeya Japanese Acupuncture

2045 Harvard Street, Suite 201

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 2S6

(Located in Harvard Street Healing Arts Centre)

Parking is available!


Phone & text: 902-412-3393


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