The University of Alabama (Bachelar of Health Science)
– Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) 2010

Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine (Master of Oriental Medicine)
– Lisenced Acupuncturist (L.Ac) 2015



The ultimate health and improvement of each individual’s performance and lifestyle is Ozawa Acupuncture clinic’s goal.

An Acupuncturist/Athletic Trainer, Satoru, was born from Acupuncture family in Japan. He decided to come to the United States, which is one of the top countries to study Sports Medicine. He has experienced working in one of the best team in the NFL, Kansas City Chiefs and the Mountaineers, Appalachian state university in NC as an athletic trainer.

He graduated from the best acupuncture school in California, Emperor’s college oriental medicine.

He learned from the best-renowned practitioners in the country. Japanese Acupuncture technique is his specialization. It is painless and gentle acupuncture needling but very effective.

He is currently a teaching assistant and a technical supervisor at Emperor’s college.


The benefits of treatments from Acupuncturists and Athletic Trainers

The benefits of treatments from Acupuncturists and Athletic Trainers

Acupuncturists are primary health care providers who service and treat patients by the modalities including acupuncture, oriental massage, acupressure, breathing techniques, exercise, heat, cold, magnets, nutrition, diet, herbs, plant, animal and mineral products and dietary supplements to promote, maintain and restore health. Unlike some other health professions, there are no limitations on area of the body to treat. Acupuncture is one of the best modalities that is great for pain.  A lot of cases that patients can or may feel better immediately. The WHO also credits acupuncture with following conditions with minimal side effects.

  • Relieving postoperative pain
  • Nausea during pregnancy
  • Nausea and vomiting resulting from chemotherapy
  • Dental pain
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Essential Hypertension
  • Stroke
  • Acute and Chronic Gastritis
  • Anxiety
  • Panic disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Addiction
  • Depression

Athletic trainers are also health care professionals who optimize patient physical capacity health and well-being.  The practice of athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination and western diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute, subacute, and chronic neuromusculoskeletal conditions, and certain medical conditions in order to minimize subsequent impartments, functional limitations, disability, and societal limitations.

Satoru has worked from high school, collegiate, professionals to retired athletes as an acupuncturist/athletic trainer, and he has treated many kinds of injuries, disorders, diseases, and dysfunctions and he has got great feedbacks.


Japanese-style Acupuncture; immediate effect for pain!

In Japan, one in three people suffers from either shoulder or lower back/knee pain.  There are around 4,5000 acupuncture clinics in Japan.

This number of the clinics is almost equal to grocery stores and supermarkets in Japan.  With that’s said, a lot of Japanese people go to acupuncture clinics and take care of their problems.

In the US, Traditional Chinese Medicine is the main stream of Acupuncture medicine. Most people may not know about what is Japanese-style Acupuncture.  People who has had acupuncture treatment before, they might think that Acupuncture needles are thick and painful.  However, Japanese Acupuncturists use finer needles and focus on painless needling techniques to get great benefits and results.

One of the characteristics of Japanese Acupuncture is tender loving care; comfortable needling technique.  These are characteristics of Japanese-style acupuncture.

  • Painless needle technique
  • Abdominal Palpation
  • Great effects

On top of this, in OZAWA ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC, we use Integrated Synergy Therapeutics, which is one of the best acupuncture-style that was invented by Dr. Nakano from Las Cruses.  We use the world finest needles in the world to minimize the needle pain and maximize the effectiveness of acupuncture.

Through these experiences, he is a specialist who combines of acupuncture and athletic training skills and knowledges, as western and eastern in harmony.


Choose the best Chinese herbal formula for you.

In the US, acupuncturists learn not only acupuncture, also Chinese herbal formulae.  Acupuncturists learn over 450 important herbal medicines used in clinical practice including the study of classical texts such as the Shang han Lun and Wen Bing xue.

Depends on the formula company, they have slight different ingredients even if they are same formula.  In OZAWA ACUPUCNTURE CLINIC, we use 5 different herbal companies and choose and prescribe these formulae depends on your symptoms and conditions.

  • Golden Flower
  • Health Concern
  • KAN Traditionals
  • KAN Herb
  • Evergreen


小澤 悟, L.Ac, ATC