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Pinewood Institute

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 techniques.


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.

By Car: 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 Road.


By Toronto Transit: Pinewood Institute is accessible by Toronto Transit. Please visit www.ttc.ca to plan for routes and schedules.



Our Instructor

Michael Rahman - ND

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 Society.

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.

Our Training Courses:


Mesotherapy Toronto Platelet Rich Plasma Dermal Fillers
Mesotherapy Training
Mesotherapy is a therapeutic method of infusing into the skin small quantities of homotoxicological-biological concoctions. Mesotherapy is characterized by its unique style of very supericial injections using short needles and specific techniques into de epidermis, dermis, and hypo-dermis directly over the affected structures.

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Rich Plasma Training
There’s an exciting new technology gaining popularity in cosmetic medicine – Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)! In dermatology and cosmetic medicine, PRP has been used for the treatment of acne, scaring, alopecia, especially in women, plus skin rejuvenation and tightening.

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Dermal Filler Training
With the aging process comes the appearance of fine lines, expression lines, and volume loss. Many of your patients over 40 will seek ways to address these signs of aging! Dermal fillers offer a minimally invasive way to recapture a youthful look, quickly.

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