Philosophy: Listen well to the patient. Their symptoms and experiences guide the practitioner to the correct Chinese diagnosis and treatment. Accupuncture GENTLY,
Do not cause pain, keep the patient warm, and answer any questions.
I have been practicing this fascinating type of medicine since 2006. Receiving acupuncture to cure an ear infection, in place of antibiotics and pain relievers, was my eye-opening introduction.
I've come to realize I'm a fairly rare bird in these parts:
My Chinese medical school is of the lengthy variety: requiring four years to get a Master's. I was also extremely lucky in that my professors were all doctors of acupuncture and herbs in Chinese hospitals. Dr. Du Li published research on stroke-recovery for the Chinese government. On top of that, I am one of 5 Georgia fellows of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine.
I graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1993 with a B.A. in Spanish and Linguistics. From there I went on to Speech Pathology school at California State. My Linguistics background served me the most though when it came time to learn and pronounce the hundreds of Chinese herbs and formulas by their Chinese names! Fortunately, studying foreign languages is my first passion.
My Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is from The Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This is a four-year program focusing on herbal formulas, accupuncture, and modern medicine understanding.
I've served as an acupuncture advisor to the Georgia Medical Board, and thanks to my fertility specialty, I get to work closely with Reproductive Biology Associates and other IVF clinics.