Practice type: Hybrid
Specialties: Addiction, insomnia, musculoskeletal pain, respiratory conditions, women’s health
Styles: Five Element acupuncture, NADA, pediatric acupuncture
Why did you become an acupuncturist?
I decided to change my career to acupuncture after being a patient for several years and finding that acupuncture changed my outlook. I worked in corporate America for over 20 years and was well on my way to being sick and miserable in my life. Acupuncture changed all of that. I am now happy and grateful and full of hope. I live life with wonder each and every day and I cannot think of a better gift for my patients.
What distinguishes you from other acupuncturists?
As a practitioner I approach every session as an openhearted intelligent acupuncturist who creates an open, safe, nonjudgmental space for my clients. My goal is to help my patients find their way to inner peace through health and passion in their lives. I have spent much of my life in service to others both personally and in business. I believe that my unique training and skills give me the ability to help people successfully achieve their health and happiness goals.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
I specialize in treating women and children in all the stages of their lives and development. I have found that issues of infertility, depression, heart break and anxiety are often significant factors in women’s lives. At Dynamic Strategies Acupuncture I specialize in helping women through these life challenges so that they find true joy and fulfillment in their lives. Children and teens have their own unique challenges as they have to grow up in a complex world. At Dynamic Strategies Acupuncture I am concerned with giving children and teens a natural treatment modality for the issues that face them during their growth. I use many different techniques from the traditions of Chinese medicine, aromatherapy, Bach flower essence, and Zero Balancing to treat pain and enhance the health of my patients. I believe that wellness comes from within—when there is an alignment of body, mind and spirit, healing is just around the corner.
What is the biggest misconception you hear about acupuncture?
I often hear that people are afraid of needles and that they have heard acupuncture hurts. In acupuncture we use a different kind of needle from what you are used to in the doctor’s office. We use a solid needle the width of several fine hairs. Sometimes, in some locations, the needle sensation can be exciting. It is nothing like a bee sting because the sensation lasts less than five seconds.
How do you stay healthy in your own life?
I stay healthy in my life by cooking all organic foods from scratch that I grow on the farm where I grew up. I truly believe that cutting out all food processing and knowing exactly where your ingredients come from can help solve nine out of 10 health issues. I also walk several times a week and meditate on a regular basis.
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