Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of FameInducted 2018
Toru Mizoguchi was born in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, in 1964. He belongs to the seventh generation of a family of doctors, including uncles and cousins, extending for over 150 years.
This multi-talented person has enjoyed sports since childhood, and played baseball from five years old to high school age. In high school, he discovered his musical talent and sang in a rock band. In university, he worked part-time in a night club playing tenor sax in a jazz band. He later belonged to the university rowing club.
In 1990, Dr. Mizoguchi graduated from Fukushima Medical University and worked as an intern at Yokohama City University Hospital, majoring in anesthesiology. He trained as a resident of National Cardiovascular Center specializing in cardiovascular anesthesia. Through his training in anesthesiology he started Mizoguchi Pain Clinic in 1996.
While researching a treatment for dizziness for his wife, Dr. Mizoguchi learned of orthomolecular medicine. He gained much knowledge from Dr. Masatoshi Kaneko.
In 2003, he established the Shinjuku Mizoguchi Clinic, the first in Japan to specialize in orthomolecular medicine.
Dr. Mizoguchi visited Dr. Abram Hoffer at his clinic in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, in 2004 and again in 2008. Between these in-person visits, Dr. Hoffer frequently guided him by email. In 2004, Dr. Mizoguchi participated in a seminar when Dr. Hugh Riordan visited Japan. He introduced himself as a clinic director of orthomolecular medicine and was supported by Dr. Riordan with encouraging words.
He is a counsellor for the Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine and introduces orthomolecular medicine at their conferences.
In 2003, Dr. Mizoguchi began to deliver seminars on orthomolecular medicine to Japanese doctors. At first, there were few participants, but by the end of 2017, Dr. Mizoguchi had taught educational seminars to a cumulative total number of doctors and dentists exceeding 3,000. Today, orthomolecular treatment has been implemented in many medical institutions due, in part, to Dr. Mizoguchi’s dedicated efforts.