Acupuncture and Herb Clinic
My initiation into natural healing began in the 1950s in my great-grandmother's kitchen. She taught me how to prepare healthy food and live a simple, active, self-sufficient, and spiritually rich life. My formal practice of healing began in 1994, when I studied Reiki. After completing studies in massage therapy in 1995, I practiced massage therapy for nine years and later incorporated some Ayurvedic medicine into this practice.
Currently, our clinic offers in-depth consultations and acupuncture, including scalp acupuncture for head trauma, stroke recovery, and other brain-related issues. We also offer gua-sha, cupping, and moxibustion therapy.
We carry at our clinic custom-blended and patent Chinese herbal medicines, as well as some Ayurvedic and western herbs. Standard Process nutritional supplements may also be prescribed.
I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in 1980. In 1990, I completed my Master's Degree in Science, including a Teaching Certificate, in New York state. In 1994, I studied Reiki, and I completed my National Certification as a Massage Therapist in 1995. I completed my training as a Certified Ayurvedic Educator with Dr. David Frawley in 2000. After four years of study at the Santa Barbara College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, I was granted my certification as a Diplomate of Acupuncture upon my graduation in 2004.
A Diplomate of Acupuncture is an acupuncturist who is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®). It is a considerable professional achievement to earn the designation Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM). NCCAOM certification indicates to employers, patients, and peers that one has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture as defined by the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession. For additional information, about the Diplomate of Acupuncture, please visit the NCCAOM Website.
In 2011, I traveled to China to study at the Wangjing Hospital in Beijing and attend advanced herbal lectures in Anguo and Hebe. In 2012, I travelled to Boulder, CO, to study scalp acupuncture with Dr. Jason Hao and Dr. Lina Hao, authors of the most recent English-language text in scalp acupuncture. Later that year, I travelled to Wisconsin to tour the Standard Process organic farm and factory and to attend two days of lectures in the treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.