On the inside of our sensitivities is a teacher and a strength. After all, it is the the tiniest sprout that is able to penetrate the hardest rock.
I work from a patient-centered, multi-system approach that draws upon Traditional Chinese Medicine and Functional Medicine to create a truly integrative system of care. Leading with Functional Medicine means quantitative markers such as lab work and imaging, as well as genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors are considered first.
I grew up feeling afraid of needles because of a medical condition that would cause my blood pressure to drop, and I would faint every time I got a vaccine or a blood draw.
Many times I've heard my patients say, "You are by far the most gentle acupuncturist I have ever worked with."
After my first experience with acupuncture I was amazed at how receiving medical care actually felt good. I came to see that acupuncture isn't based on a system that looks at one symptom at a time, but rather is able to address the problem and help heal the whole body.
Now a new mother, I integrate the worlds of medicine and parenthood by giving children the most natural, gentle and effective treatment.