I first experienced acupuncture in 1995 when I sought relief from fatigue. Not only did it help where other approaches had failed but I discovered that it could treat many other physical problems as well. I was so impressed, I decided to become a practitioner! As I practice today, I still marvel at the therapeutic power of acupuncture. I get a tremendous amount of satisfaction from working with clients and feel fortunate to have found something that I really love to do. After nineteen years of practice, it's still very rewarding to help people feel better and see them return to their normal activities, events and competitions after periods of injury and illness.
I was first introduced to acupuncture in 2007 while spending my high school years in Tokyo, Japan. While being treated primarily treated for my sports injuries, I saw the immense benefit of the therapy and wanted to offer the feelings of expansiveness and healing to all. I began practicing yoga and meditation around the same time and found them both to be great supplements in healing my injuries. It’s an immense pleasure helping clients through their recovery process and I'm grateful for the power and positive benefits of acupuncture every day.
As both a practitioner and a patient I've seen the amazing changes that can occur with acupuncture treatments. Whether it be supporting an athlete in getting back to the sport they love or in helping a client through a life change, I've been blessed to experience acupuncture's ability to trigger the body's own healing mechanisms on the physical, emotional, and spirit levels. Being in practice since 2009, I am still awed by acupuncture; I am honored to be able to help heal.
I'm a general practitioner and enjoy treating a wide range of issues. My professional interests and specialties include sports medicine, pain management, fertility, stress, and psycho- emotional disorders. I use trigger point style as well as Tuina, cupping, gua sha, TCM, Japanese Kiiko Matsumoto style, Dr. Tan & Master Tung style, facial acupuncture, moxibustion, nutrition and herbal medicine in my treatments as needed. My proficiency in numerous acupuncture styles and experience treating a wide range of health issues allows me to cater my treatments to each client's specific needs.