ABOUT US

TREAT THE PROBLEM
NOT THE SYMPTOMS
Life-changing complementary medicine at Coha Health

At COHA we provide health solutions specifically tailored for you to treat every aspect of your health.
To improve your overall quality of life, we give you ancient technologies combined with modern
evidence-based science. The results are life-changing!

In 1989, Dr Sifu Reginald Cann, Bermuda’s most experienced acupuncturist, pioneered acupuncture and oriental medicine in Bermuda. Coha Health was the first fully certified acupuncturist clinic in Bermuda. Dr Cann is a California Medical Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, Primary Care Provider, Chinese Herbalist and Certified Master of Medical Qi-Gong who continues to study and learn from the vast body of knowledge gathered over the past 5,000 years. His clinic includes the practice of oriental medicine which encompasses acupuncture with manual therapy, detox, nutrition, herbal tonics, skin care and health products designed to keep you healthy, well and strong.

Many of the techniques we use at COHA have been developed over hundreds, sometimes thousands, of years. Everyone deserves good health. But far too few people enjoy it. The stresses and strains of 21st-century living make sure of that. Our job is to redress the balance – not with 21st-century drugs, but through ancient techniques honed by centuries of use and verified by modern academic research.

Put yourself in reliable hands

All treatments under the directorship of Dr. Sifu Reginald Cann, graduate of the world-renowned Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, California Medical Board certified Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, US National Board Certified Diplomat in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. More than 25 years of high-level clinical work and practice supported by rigorous continued academic study.


MEET OUR TEAM



Dr. Sifu Reginald Cann

OBT., HHP, MTOM, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac, MMQ, OMD

Dr. Sifu Reginald Cann is an internationally known master instructor, practitioner, and student of martial arts and Chinese medicine. His interest in Oriental healing arts began when he took up karate as a young teenager.

Martial arts training and experience


Dr. Cann took up Goju Ryu Karate here in Bermuda. His mentor was Sensei Skipper Ingham. After 18 months training, he was introduced to the Northern Shaolin Kung Fu style (Bak-Sil-Lum). After studying both karate and kung fu for six months, he decided to concentrate on kung fu. Dr. Cann then undertook ten years of intense training with Sifu Al Wharton in the Bak-Sil-Lum style of kung fu. He now specialises in the medicinal and internal health-giving aspects of martial arts. His martial arts training covered a wide range of styles including Shaolin and Internal/Nei Gong styles as well as Martial Qi-Gong and Nei Gong training Hit Medicine (Tit Dah Medicine) and African Martial Science.

Medical training and experience

Dr. Cann left Bermuda in 1977 to pursue higher education and undertake broader professional career development on the east and west coasts of America and throughout Asia.

  • Pre-med Degree - Bachelor Of Science in Laboratory Animal Science, North Carolina A & T State University
  • Graduated Advanced Program of Ohashiatsu, Certified Ohashiatsu Instructor, The Ohashi Institute
  • Graduate of a rigorous four-year course in Oriental and Western Medical Science at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
  • California Medical Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist
  • National Board Certified Diplomat in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Graduate of Institute for Integrative Nutrition (Affiliated with Columbia University NY)
  • Certified Integrated Nutrition Health Coach
  • Member of American Association of Drugless Practitioners
  • Completed Advanced Neurofunctional and BioMedical Acupuncture for Pain Management, and Trigger Point Dry Needling Methods
  • Completed Training in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture with Cadaver Neuroanatomy laboratory studies
  • Completed Training in Integrative Health Strategies in Medical Acupuncture for Internal Medicine, stress related conditions and women's health issues
  • Member of The Canadian Contemporary Acupuncture Association
  • Manual Therapy: Myofascial Release, Orthopedic / Sports Massage, ART (Active Release Therapy) and Lymphatic Drainage
  • Graduate of the International Institute of Medical Qi Gong (Curriculum from the Famous Hai Dan Medical Qi Gong Institute, Beijing, China)
  • Also trained in Chinese Hit Medicine (Tit Dah Medicine, Trauma, Chinese Bone Setting methods)
  • Specialised Training:
  • Tui-Na: Sports Injuries, Gynecological Problems, Respiratory, Digestive, Stress, Relaxation, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
  • Specialised Microsystems: Scalp, Auricular, Koryo Hand Acupuncture, Yi-Jing Acupuncture, Distance Healing Methods

Medical and martial arts practitioner

Dr. Cann has over 25 years of clinical experience in treating a wide variety of health problems, with specialties in acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain, clinical nutrition and internal medicine. He has studied with Masters in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the United States of America. In 1989, he introduced Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Oriental Medicine to Bermuda. Together with his academic pursuits, he continued to train in several Shoalin styles of Kung Fu, Qi Gong and Internal Martial Arts (i.e: Tai Ji, Pa Kua, Hsing-Yi) with some of the world’s foremost masters. In addition to his private medical practice, Dr. Cann teaches Tai-Chi and Qi-Gong in Bermuda, the US, Asia and South America.


Michelle DeCosta B.A.,INHC


Michelle has been a long-time advocate for natural health and wellness. The more she realized, that mainstream medicine wasn’t going to provide her with the tools she needed to live her Best Life, she turned to Complementary Natural Medicine.

Medical training

Michelle is a certified Integrative Health Nutrition Counselor, a Certified Tonic Herbalist and Avid Tai Chi & Qi Gong Practitioner.

  • Graduate of Institute for Integrative Nutrition (Affiliated with Columbia University NY)
  • Member of American Association of Drugless Practitioners
  • Certified Integrated Nutrition Health Coach
  • Bachelor's Degree in Commercial Arts, Commercial Advertising Art from the American Intercontinental University
  • Tai Chi & Qi Gong Practitioner
  • Certified Taoist Herbalist
Currently, Michelle runs our top sort after Complementary Medical Clinic, COHA HEALTH in Bermuda, alongside her life partner, world renowned Dr. Sifu Reginald Cann. They both spend their time helping others with Oriental Medicine, Nutritional Counseling, Acupunture, Manual Therapy and Hosting Annual Longevity Health Retreats.

Experience

With over 17 years of experience and a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the health industry, Michelle's greatest passion is to empower and educate her clients with simple but effective tools to thrive in their busy modern day lives.

For example she will recommend dietary and lifestyle changes that best suits the clients individual needs. In addition, Michelle offers advice on Complementary Medical interventions including detox, supplements, tonic herbal formulas, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.

Michelle loves to see her clients evolve, improving their health with the tools she provides, so they can live their best life.

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Patricia Herrington

Sales Manager

Patricia has been with COHA HEALTH since 2003, as our Sales Manager. She is a vital part of our team, as she wears many hats, including assisting Michelle with front desk duties and managing our retail section.

Patricia brings a wealth of knowledge from over 30 years of experience in the retail industry. She is a prior owner of several successful retail businesses.

Patricia also known as "Sweet P”, by many clients has a passion for health and cooking. She has a talent for making food taste delicious and chooses only the best organic ingredients, as she is an advocate for using food as your medicine. Using her knowledge of health and nutrition from her many years of training under Dr Sifu Cann and Michelle, she is always eager to assist our clients in making the best choices with our nutritional options.


Shaun Bailey

Admin-Clinic Assistant

Shaun has been with COHA HEALTH since 2017 as an Administrative / Clinic Assistant. His journey started by being a devoted student in martial arts with Dr. Sifu Cann for many years.

Since his retirement from 30 years of being a Chief Correctional Officer, he decided to change his career towards a more health orientated healing environment. He continues to gain knowledge about health and oriental medicine, through his training in his every day duties at the clinic.

Shaun has attended all the Longevity Retreats held by Dr. Sifu Cann, which is a huge contribution to his knowledge base. Shaun is a very compassionate person and is always willing to make our clients experience an enjoyable one.