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 in the evaluation of each patient's health.
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 women and children the most natural, gentle and effective treatment.