Practice type: Private
Specialties: General wellness
Styles: Auricular (ear) acupuncture, NADA, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Why did you become an acupuncturist?
I was a massage therapist for 10 years when I experienced acupuncture for the first time. I had a chronic issue with my right shoulder. Massage and chiropractic care helped manage my pain, but the acupuncture treatment had me pain free for the first time. I knew then and there that I wanted to shift my career to Traditional Chinese Medicine and be able to help people at a deeper level.
What distinguishes you from other acupuncturists?
When I worked as an acupuncturist in Wisconsin, I worked at Elmbrook Hospital both as a massage therapist and acupuncturist. I worked with the general public and also in cancer care. I have relocated to Asheville and have opened my own private practice. I’m very passionate about what I do and give all of my patients 100% of my attention. Every patient is unique and I strive to create a treatment plan that is most beneficial to each person.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
I enjoy being able to give someone their life back. That can be in the form of pain management, reducing stress, managing side effects from medication, helping to rehabilitate after surgery, cancer care support, or many other issues that might be occurring in someone’s life.
What is the biggest misconception you hear about acupuncture?
The biggest misconception with acupuncture is that it hurts. The needles are so small that most people feel nothing at all. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can benefit everyone. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
How do you stay healthy in your own life?
I try to eat healthy balanced meals and exercise regularly—I love to swim and hike. I also get acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic work done on a very regular basis.
485 Hendersonville Road, Suite 5, Asheville, NC 28803