I believe the body wants to get better and is always working towards healing from within. I offer subtle suggestions with acupuncture and other modalities to assist the body towards health.
I started at Oregon State University as a pre-med student. I started to realize that patients were constantly getting diagnosed with a disease and offered a prescription to help ease their symptoms. However, no one was getting any actual treatment. I really want to help people figure out the root issue to their health and how they can take control of their bodies. I started shadowing the campus acupuncturist and learning about how Chinese medicine sees health. I was drawn to how the body is seen as a whole and not picked apart by each individual symptom presenting. This has structured my treatment plans to always incorporate acupuncture with chinese herbal formulas, diet recommendations and exercises that patients can do outside of the office. I specialize in fertility, migraines and digestive issues which usually play important roles within each other. I have been trained in Japanese, 5 element and Traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture techniques.