Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine was founded in 2005
by Dr. Michael Rahman, BSc, ND, with the mandate to train licensed health care practitioners,
new and innovative techniques, concepts and procedures in order to aid in clinical
outcome and effectiveness.
While our scope is general medicine, given changing paradigms and interests of the
general population, we also have a special focus in cosmetic medicine and anti-aging
What are the hours of the training course?
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How to get to the Institute?
Pinewood Institute is located at 220 Duncan Mill Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
just north of York Mills Road, on the west side of Don Mills Road. We share the
same facility with Pinewood Natural Health Centre, Suite 110, just inside the main
entrance across from the security desk.
The office building doors open daily at 7:30 AM.
From the 401, take the Don Valley Parkway south to the
York Mills exit. From the exit ramp, make a left turn onto York Mills Road, heading
west. Make a right onto Don Mills Road and drive north until you reach Duncan Mill
By Toronto Transit:
Pinewood Institute is accessible by Toronto
Transit. Please visit www.ttc.ca
to plan for routes and schedules.
Dr. Michael Rahman, BSc, ND
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Dr. Michael Rahman completed his Bachelor of Science with an emphasis on biology
at McMaster University in 1993. He continued his studies at the Canadian College
of Naturopathic Medicine and completed a four year doctorate program in Toronto.
He is licensed to practice in both Ontario and British Columbia.
A strong interest in diagnostics and biological medicine lead Dr. Rahman to further
training in Biological Terrain Assessment, Darkfield Microscopy, Thermography, and
advanced biological medicine and homotoxicology courses in Germany and Mexico. He
then began his extensive training in mesotherapy , studying with Dr. Jacques Le
Coz, MD in Paris, the direct protégé of Dr. Pistor , who originally described mesotherapy
in 1952. He further studied with Dr. Patricia Rittes, MD, from Brazil, the originator
of mesotherapy for fat reduction. Additional practicial training from several American
and South American trained physicians further developed his expertise.
Dr. Rahman is an avid lecturer and author. He lectured at the Canadian College of
Naturopathic Medicine for five years: he taught microbiology to second year students
and educated student clinicians in their fourth year. He has principally written
technical information for other health care professionals; he has also written for
local public health publications and professional journals. Dr. Rahman has also
spoken at health care professional conferences throughout Canada and the United
States on topics ranging from first aid to homeopathic medicine, and from fibromyalgia
to cancer care.
Membership in professional organizations is important to Dr. Rahman. He is an active
member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Association
of Naturopathic Medicine, the British Columbia Association of Naturopathic Physicians,
the World Society of Anti-Aging Medicine, and the International Meso-Lipotherapy
Dr. Rahman’s private practice focuses on biological medicine and its treatment of
chronic diseases, from fibromyalgia to cancer, and healthy age management. His practice
interest also includes naturopathic cosmetic care, blending naturopathic medicine
with cosmetic approaches and technology to enhance health and beauty. Dr. Rahman
founded Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Therapies in 2005 and
has been a principal instructor teaching naturopathic doctors from across Canada
and the United States mesotherapy for pain management, cosmetic mesotherapy, and
advanced homotoxicological approaches to disease.