Naturopathic Sports Medicine Associates
Integrative Medicine Group is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of three programs: Naturopathic Sports Medicine Associates, Acupuncture Sports Medicine Associates, and Naturopathic Regenerative Medicine Associates. We aim to provide quality naturopathic care to the community while providing opportunities for active and student clinicians to expand upon their knowledge and skills. We do this by 1.) attending athletic events to provide complimentary first aid, body work, and health counseling, and 2.) hosting seminars and learning opportunities for students and current practitioners. Through charity and education, we strive to better our community of alternative medicine practitioners while simultaneously serving our greater community throughout the Seattle area.
NSMA exists to provide support and education to practicing and student physicians who want to expand their knowledge and abilities in the proper application of naturopathic modalities in physical and sports medicine. ASMA shares the same goal, but with focus on acupuncture modalities in sports medicine. NRMA aims more specifically to provide education and training opportunities on regenerative therapeutic injections.
Integrative Medicine Group cares deeply about responsibility, ethics, community, and ambition, as traits upheld by the members and volunteers, and each term acts as a pillar that together, holds our organization at it’s high standard.
Responsibility: We expect all directors, members, and volunteers within Integrative Medicine Group to uphold the highest standards of responsibility. This includes responsibility of oneself, and responsibility of ones patient. Practitioner responsibility would include such things as, but is not limited to, appropriate malpractice insurance, proper business practices like ensuring and recording informed consent, and proper and accurate charting to reflect treatment. Displaying appropriate responsibility of ones’ patient would include, but is not limited to, such things as concussion screening, and having first aid training.
Ethics: In medicine, the barrier between ethical and unethical behavior can sometimes be thin, so we encourage all Integrative Medicine Group members and volunteers to look at any situation objectively, and using their own sound logic, to discern accordingly. Integrative Medicine Group does have a definitive stance on some subjects, that include but are not limited to, 1.) Social Ethics – All members and volunteers within Integrative Medicine Group should give the highest quality of healthcare of their ability to ALL people regardless or race, creed, orientation, ect. 2.) Safety – All members and volunteers within Integrative Medicine Group shall remain mindful and aware of safety of both themselves and their patients, especially in the regards of needles, sharps, and biohazard materials. 3.) – Environmental Ethics – All members and volunteers within the Integrative Medicine Group shall be as environmentally friendly as reasonably possible. This includes never recklessly disposing of waste, recycling as often as possible, and composting as often as possible. All members and volunteers of the Integrative Medicine Group shall maintain an understanding between the direct correlation of the health of one’s environment on one’s individual health, and all actions shall be a reflection of this understanding. 4.) Financial Ethics – All members and volunteers within the Integrative Medicine Group shall maintain integrity in their medical practice and always value the betterment of a human life over money.
Community: Integrative Medicine Group exists to serve the community. This includes our smaller community of medical and alternative medical practitioners, as well as the greater community of Seattle and abroad. All healthcare providers owe the breadth of their knowledge to our ancestors of many providers that lived and died before us, and we know what we now know only because of their efforts and what they left behind. Our purpose also comes from our community, from which we draw our inspiration and purpose. As the non-profit organization, Integrative Medicine Group, we find that it is fitting to commit to serving that which sustains, and inspires us. All members and volunteers within Integrative Medicine Group shall hold reverence for their fellow man, work for the betterment of their community, both big and small.
Ambition: All members and volunteers within the Integrative Medicine Group shall maintain a degree of ambition in their professional and personal lives. Innovation and ambition are the sparks of which great inventions are born, and they should be sought after qualities. All people involved in Integrative Medicine Group should strive to help themselves, their community, and the whole of their profession through their ambition to improve and innovate.
Our Board Members
All practicing physicians and graduates from Bastyr University, our board members are passionate about supporting our mission statement: To enhance the knowledge and skills of current and future practitioners to benefit the greater community.
Dr. Masahiro Takakura
Founder & President
Dr. Masahiro Takakura is a Naturopathic Physician, Chiropractor, and a licensed Acupuncturist. He graduated with a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and a Master’s of Acupuncture from Bastyr University, and received his Doctorate degree of Chiropractic Medicine from the National University of Health Science in Lombard, Illinois. Dr. Masa has specialized training in CranioSacral Therapy, Cranio Osteopathy, Sacro-Occipital technique, Gonstead technique, Motion Palpation technique, Cox Decompression Technique (Certified), Applied kinesiology (Certified), Kinesio Taping (Certified Instructor), Visceral Manipulation (Teaching Assistant with Upledger Japanese Acupuncture), and Sotai.
Dr. Calvin Kwan
Dr. Calvin Kwan is a licensed Naturopathic Physician who completed his doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University, and is currently an Adjunct Faculty at Bastyr Center for Natural Health and Bastyr University. With a deep-seated passion for Naturopathic medicine, Dr. Calvin Kwan firmly believes that prevention is the key to health and longevity. Dr. Kwan primarily focuses on the treatment of patients as a whole, but also has interests in weight loss, sports medicine, lymphedema, metabolic, and cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Kwan applies Physical Medicine modalities, diet and lifestyle modification, and exercise to improve the outcome of his patients.
Dr. Darci Davis
Dr. Davis graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She went on to pursue personal training in the Los Angeles area for a few years before moving up to Seattle to attend Bastyr University, where she earned a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Davis strives to understand, as well as help her patients to understand, and correct health issues by identifying their root cause. She has a passion for athletics—including running, adventure racing and playing soccer—which led to her special interest in sports medicine. In addition to her doctorate degree she holds a bachelor’s of Science in kinesiology and during her few years as a personal trainer, she specialized in geriatric training, sports training and weight loss.