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Lori Pusateri, LAc, LMT

considers herself a lifelong student of the healing arts and enjoys combining many modalities into her sessions. After first becoming a certified Yoga Teacher and licensed Massage Therapist, she went on to complete her Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Honolulu.  Lori is so happy to be a part of Hawaii Community Acupuncture and be able to offer low-cost, effective treatments to the community. When she’s not happily working, Lori loves spending time in nature with her dog, creating herbal remedies, and reading one of the books on her ever-growing list!


Michael Ceraso LAc. LMT

began his massage training in 2001 at ITM in Chiang Mai Thailand. On a subsequent trip to Thailand in 2006 he deepened his training with three additional Teachers. His massage training also includes Swedish Massage, Barefoot Shiatsu, Polarity and Cranial Sacral Therapy. He has been a licensed massage therapist since 2003 and a licensed acupuncturist since 2014. He was founder and director of the Hawaii Massage School at Kalani and served as Kalani's Principal Massage Therapist and supervisor for the student massage clinic. He has been an instructor of Traditional Thai Massage and acupressure massage courses since 2006. His private practice focuses on Kiiko Matsumoto Style Japanese Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Traditional Thai Massage.

Who we are

Julie Kaneshiro, LAc

was born in Hilo, went to college on the east coast, lived in Japan and then studied Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine in Portland Oregon before finally returning home in 2006 to her beloved community in Hilo, Hawaii. She helped run Kaiao Community Garden – one of only two community gardens on the island at the time. She led two innovative grant programs that empowered elementary school children, adults with disabilities, and at-risk high school students to grow and nurture their own gardens, cook nutritious food and help take care of themselves and their families body-mind-spirit. She loves offering community acupuncture because it makes the wonders of acupuncture accessible to all!

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