Compassionate & Competent
I’m a biology nerd at heart, and ever since I can remember I’ve been fascinated by living creatures, large and small. My curiosity and creativity led me to perform puppet shows about DNA synthesis, write haiku about cell division, and star in an immunology skit titled “Goldie Virus and the Three Macrophages.” After earning undergraduate degrees in Molecular Biology and Medical Anthropology, it seemed obvious I would pursue a career in conventional medicine.
While studying for the MCAT, I began suffering from severe digestive problems, and was eventually diagnosed with the autoimmune condition Ulcerative Colitis. I was disheartened by and fearful of my treatment options, which consisted of surgery and long-term steroid use. Determined to find a more holistic way to regain my health, I sought treatment through Chinese medicine; within 6 months of acupuncture treatment and herbal medicine, I was symptom-free and in remission. After experiencing such a profound recovery, I changed the course of my studies to pursue a career in Chinese medicine, earning my 4-year Master of Science degree from the prestigious American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco.
Today, I am a California licensed acupuncturist with over 15 years of clinical experience. I am passionate about service to others and practice Chinese Medicine with genuine enthusiasm, intellectual diligence, and an unyielding spirit. I love that Chinese medicine views the body and mind as an interconnected whole, and rather than utilizing therapies that simply suppress symptoms, I use the myriad branches of Chinese medicine to help patients address the underlying cause of their health problems. I work with a vast array of health conditions, and have extensive, post-graduate training in TCM Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Fertility, and Sports Medicine Acupuncture.
I am happily married to my husband Nate, who is a graphic designer, skateboarder, and enthusiastic recipient of acupuncture and acu-patching. We adore our Maine Coon kitty, Mrs. Paws Bo Peeps of Cooneville. We also share a love of nature and the outdoors, and enjoy traveling, hiking, cycling, and snowboarding.