Practice type: Private
Specialties: Addiction, anxiety, general wellness, musculoskeletal pain, stress
Styles: Auricular (ear) acupuncture, herbal therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Why did you become an acupuncturist?
After 12 years in the world of sales and marketing, I became dispassionate in my work and decided I needed to make a change that would feed my passion to truly help others. Acupuncture has personally had a major impact on my quality of life, as a patient. I am passionate about the medicine, as it treats each person as an individual and it addresses the whole person. I chose to be an acupuncturist to help others on their path to wellness, by listening to them and their goals while practicing the medicine that I whole heartedly believe in.
What distinguishes you from other acupuncturists?
I have the knowledge and experience as a practitioner but am always seeking more information on how to help others feel better. I strive to educate others to consider what their bodies already know and are asking for. I am passionate about facilitation and empowerment of people to make better lifestyle choices and to help them reach their wellness goals. Every patient is unique and is treated as such. In my practice, acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, Reiki and other modalities are combined to customize the best treatment for each patient.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
I enjoy watching my patients become aware of themselves. I enjoy watching them find relief and confidence in their ability to have active rolls in their personal wellness. I enjoy learning something new every day from every patient I see. When I see that my patients are progressing and feeling better I know that the day is good and I am doing exactly what I love.
What is the biggest misconception you hear about acupuncture?
Acupuncture only treats pain. In 1997 the National Institutes of Health published a Consensus Statement on the use and effectiveness of acupuncture for a variety of conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) also recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of common illnesses. Acupuncture is a tool for restoring balance in the body. It can be used for a variety of treatments, such as addiction, sustained recovery, aid in weight loss, help with PTSD, infertility issues, pre and post-operative care, and also works as a preventive therapy.
How do you stay healthy in your own life?
I am not an extremist. “Everything in moderation.” I eat healthy most of the time but do not deprive myself of my favorites. I practice gratitude daily. I strive to take nothing for granted. I love life. Time with family and friends, but also time alone, replenishes my spirit. Hydration, motion and meditation are important to me. My exercise can range from aggressive sports, qigong, a gentle swim, stretching daily, walking when I can and sometimes just thinking about exercise is enough. I practice that I don’t have to be perfect. I just have to keep trying and setting goals.
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