Acupuncture and Herb Clinic
Diplomate of Acupuncture
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.
My certification as a Diplomate of Acupuncture was granted in 2004, following graduation from the Santa Barbara College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Previously, I completed my training as a Certified Ayurvedic Educator with Dr. David Frawley in 2000. My National Certification as a Massage Therapist was completed in 1995. In 1994, I studied Reiki. In 1990, I completed my Master's Degree in Science, including a Teaching Certificate, in New York state. My Bachelor of Science degree was earned in 1980.
In 2011, I travelled 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 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 cardio-vascular disease.