I became interested in Chinese medicine in 1990 after volunteering in a clinic for people with AIDS, where I witnessed the relief that this medicine can provide. During this time, I continued to work, volunteer in the health care field, and completed a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis upon Kinesiology at San Francisco State University.
The positive experiences with acupuncture led me to attend Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado where I earned a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine in 2001. I have worked in cooperation with various health care providers at a physical rehabilitation clinic in Denver, and in private practice, both in Firestone and Longmont, Colorado. In 2009, I founded the local 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, Acupuncture for Veterans and their Families. I am truly passionate about this work and enjoy being of assistance to people striving toward optimal health and well being.
My current approach to practice blends Chinese and Japanese medical techniques. Some treatment sessions involve a little Shiatsu, a Japanese style of massage that addresses both internal and physical medicine. Acupuncture itself serves to regulate the system, and herbal and dietary recommendations can be used to further regulate, nourish and support.
This is a place where people are seen as a whole person. My approach of seeing people for who they are rather than a series of symptoms comes not only from direct Chinese medical training, but also from life experience and ongoing volunteer work.