Currently Teaching (2014-2015)
I am a clinical supervisor in the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine teaching clinics. My career in holistic medicine began as a practitioner of Jin Shin Do Acupressure in 1988. This healing modality inspired the study of Traditional Chinese Medicine, qigong and cranial sacral therapy. Through these hands-on therapies, I honed my diagnostic and treatment abilities and was inspired to become an acupuncturist. It is the skill and value of hands-on work that I continue to offer my patients and students.
As an acupuncturist, my first passion was to treat women's uterine pain and abnormal bleeding - conditions that might otherwise have ended in hysterectomies. This focus in women's health expanded to include infertility treatment. Since 1994, I have helped dozens of women have healthy pregnancies and babies. My practice began to include children of all ages with issues including frequent colds, asthma, ADHD, ADD, autism, bedwetting and anxiety. With the addition of children in my practice, I have added the use of essential oils and color-light therapy.
In addition to having extensive experience treating women and children, I have also developed expertise in the use of Japanese style diagnosis and treatment. Akabane, abdominal palpation and specialized pulse diagnosis, treatment principles and needling - which form the basis of Japanese acupuncture - are specialized treatment techniques that I pass on to my clinic students.