As a young child I dreamed of traveling the world and making a difference. While in Thailand I became very sick and developed debilitating diarrhea, chronic pain, headaches and a nasty rash over my entire body. I assumed that it was just a stomach bug and would eventually go away. As the days got worse I decided to take some herbs that were given to me by a local herbalist. By the next day the diarrhea had eased up and my stomach was starting to calm down. As the days passed I continued to get better and was able to finish out my trip and couldn’t believe how sick I was just a few weeks prior. This experience allowed me to see how powerful and effective herbal medicine is and also how we fall into a trap of accepting states of dis-ease. I realized my true calling was in guiding others in their journey to health and changed my career path from Environmental Science to pursue Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.
My approach is to listen deeply to you and what will best serve your healing, with the perspective that we’re all unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach. My experience and training with Chinese Medicine allows me to custom tailor treatment strategies that will inspire the healing intelligence in YOUR body.
I specialize in autoimmune conditions, emotional health and pain alleviation, while considering environmental effects on the body especially in chronic pain. I am currently studying neurological signals from the brain and its effects on pain. I continuously pursue herbal studies to further my education on how organ function affects the entire body leading to either a state of health or a state of dysfunction.