I’ve always had a passion for health and wellness, but it was a twist of fate that brought acupuncture into my life and opened my eyes and heart to my life’s real purpose. I was involved in a serious bike accident after college and sustained significant nerve damage to my foot. My friend suggested I see an acupuncturist for pain relief — little did I know I’d receive so much more. Over those six months my periods regulated, my insomnia resolved, and I learned a whole lot about my body.
It was such a profound, transformative experience that I moved back home to the Bay Area and enrolled in a three year program at Berkeley’s Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College, where I earned my masters of science in TCM. In 2003, I opened my own private practice and have have been a full time practitioner ever since.
How My Practice Is Different
I consider each person a unique, complex individual with one-of-a-kind needs and goals. I evaluate each client holistically - taking their physical, emotional, psychological, and energetic well-being into account and create customized treatment plans that are designed to optimize each person’s overall wellness. As my career evolves, I continue to educate myself on the latest research and regularly attend training in various modalities so I can offer my clients a full range of healing options. These include homeopathy, nutrition, lifestyle counseling, and detox protocols. I’ve taken a particular interest in adrenal healing, autoimmune conditions, Lyme disease, thyroid conditions, menopause, perinatal / postpartum support, palliative cancer care, and digestive health.
Specialized Women’s Health and Fertility Services
Over the course of my career, I have specialized in female hormonal health - particularly in the areas of fertility and pregnancy. This passion originated after treating a 41 year old woman while still in school. She had never been pregnant, was desperate to have a child, and refused medication. I began treating her, and by the time she came in for her three-month appointment I detected a distinct change in her pulse. A year later, I received a beautiful picture of her baby daughter. This incredible experience taught me how powerful acupuncture, herbs, diet, and lifestyle modification are in recalibrating the reproductive system, and over the years I’ve been fortunate to help thousands of women on their healing journeys.