I received my Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. I also had the opportunity to study TCM abroad, completing a total of 530 academic and clinical hours at Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of TCM in Hangzhou, China, and Henan University of Chinese Medicine in Zhengzhou, China. My clinical internships in China were completed in the departments of Clinical Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, TCM Surgery, TCM Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Gynecology. In California, my clinical internships at ACTCM brought me to work at the California Pacific Medical Center inpatient rehab center, and bring TCM treatments to San Quentin Prison inmates at their annual health fair.
Building community through work and volunteerism has been my lifelong goal. To this end, I have volunteered to bring TCM treatment to military veterans and disaster survivors through the non-profit organization Acupuncturists Without Borders. I have often volunteered at the Bay Area Veteran's Acupuncture Clinic in San Francisco.
Most recently, in the aftermath of the latest California wildfires, I have been able to volunteer at the Veteran's Memorial Center in Petaluma and the Sonoma County Fairground to treat both first responders and fire evacuees.
I believe that Traditional Chinese Medicine can be successfully applied to both individual and family wellness, and it is my vision is to incorporate Acupuncture into my patients' lives as an important part of becoming and staying healthy. My education and training in TCM can support any ongoing Western Medicine treatments, and I hope to become a partner in your treatment.
As a practitioner, my mission is your well-being. It will be my goal to relieve your symptoms and enhance your individual health by treating the whole person. Because Traditional Chinese Medicine encompasses the use of multiple modalities to best treat imbalances in the body, in addition to Acupuncture, we may discuss other therapy methods, such as Chinese herbs, cupping, and moxabustion. It is my hope that your experience with TCM will bring you optimal health and become an important part of your approach to health.