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Tatsuo Hirano, Doctor of Oriental Medicine (D.O.M.) and Licensed Acupuncturist (CA), has been involved with the healing arts for over forty years. He earned his doctorate from SAMRA University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles, after previously receiving other two Acupuncture degrees, from Quebec Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Montreal, Quebec and BAAANA Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in New York City.
Dr. Hirano did pioneering acupuncture clinical work in New York City at Lincoln Hospital in the seventies with the group that developed the public health acupuncture program for the treatment of narcotics addiction. That acupuncture therapeutic plan is now being employed in clinics and hospitals throughout the U.S. and the world.
After this six-year study and clinical program, he returned to Los Angeles and served as the clinical director and Qi-Gong and Anmo-Tuina teacher at SAMRA University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As a state certified instructor, Dr. Hirano also taught at the Tao Healing Arts Institute in Santa Monica and conducted seminars and lectures on various Oriental Medicine subjects including therapeutics for sports and performing arts injuries, which are among his practice specialties.
Dr. Hirano is a California Acupuncture Board approved Continuing Education Provider (CEP 331), and his professional education seminars are also approved for Professional Development Activity credit by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) (Provider ACHB 077). He has also been involved in integrative medicine seminars with doctors at UCLA School of Medicine as well as projects relating Qi-Gong and new physics research with professors at UCI.
Prior to his work in Oriental Medicine, Dr. Hirano served as a therapeutic residential program administrator and counselor, certified by the University of Southern California (U.S.C.) School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry, Division of Social and Community Psychiatry and Rancho Los Amigos County Hospital. Although Dr. Hirano's martial arts started in 1960 with Judo, it wasn't until 1968
when he was first exposed to Ki/Qi training by his Shorinji-Kempo master, Reverend Yamamori of the Kongo Zen sect at Konko-kyo Buddhist Temple in East Los Angeles. In 1970, his training continued with Grandmaster Kam Yuen and later with Grandmaster So Bin Yuen, both of the Northern Shaolin Gong-fu method. Later he became a student of Soke Takayuki Kubota and earned the title “Kyoshi”, 7th Dan Black Belt of Gosoku-ryu Karate and is recognized in karate schools in over 60 countries. It was there he learned Soke's method of ki (Qi) development, “Mu ga Mushin no Do”. Dr. Hirano integrated Qi-Gong from martial arts and Chinese traditional medicine however it was by the genius of his sifu, Dr. Kam Yuen that revolutionized his energy work with modern physics. This was a catalyst to further advance and integrate it all to become the Shen-Gong he developed and practices today.
Although medicine and martial arts may seem to be very contradictory activities, Dr. Hirano explains that "the opposing nature of the healing arts and martial arts represents the fundamental 'Yin-Yang' nature of life and becomes a means to develop a holistic understanding of self and the Universe in which we live."
In fact, it was in this context that Dr. Hirano began to "comprehend the living dynamics of energy in relation to thoughts, emotions, spirituality and its physical expressions and manifestations." As a result, he is able to offer a unique skill in associating medical conditions to his patients' life experiences. His diagnosis of medical conditions reflects the relationship and interplay between the way that patients process their life experiences and the resulting physical manifestations and ailments.
Dr. Hirano also has extensive knowledge and experience in the setting of bones and the re-alignment of the vertebral column. He has developed his own special method of spinal correction, "Hirano Myo-Osteo Technique" (HMOT) ™ and has introduced his unique and effective therapeutics and structural interpretation skills in his professional seminar "Demystifying Pain."
He has also integrated Qi and Shen-Gong therapeutics into many aspects of his clinical work. In his Hirano Shen-Gong seminars, formally Modern Medical Qi-Gong, Dr. Hirano shares his updated understanding of Qi and teaches the basics of his techniques. His intermediate course concentrates on clinical applications, and the advanced course focuses on special chronic and advance degenerative conditions.