Practice type: Private
Specialties: Anxiety, digestive conditions, general wellness, menstrual conditions, stress
Styles: Herbal therapy, Japanese acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Why did you become an acupuncturist?
To help people feel better. I am passionate about healing and Oriental medicine offers simple but deep solutions for real-life problems. I love what I do, and what I do is help people feel better.
What distinguishes you from other acupuncturists?
I am a born and raised, hard-working Midwesterner with a background in corporate business and internet startups. I know what it is to work from the ground up and to be stressed out, worn down, and without answers to health problems. I’m a straight talker and I respect everyone’s unique story and journey. Because of my own life struggles and those who helped me along my way, I have a profound respect for the truth and how respectful, honest communication can change lives forever. I am myself.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
Helping people have that “ah-ha!” moment and to feel better in their own skin.
I love being the last choice for people when nothing else works. It is so exciting to give people hope when they thought all hope was lost—acupuncture is a last-ditch, shot-in-the-dark, attempt. That said, it is even more exciting to meet more and more people who don’t go on suffering and come to acupuncture first. There is no need to use this as the last hope. Acupuncture is a place to start.
What is the biggest misconception you hear about acupuncture?
That it doesn’t work. Anything that can hang around this world for 3,000-plus years has something going for it. The more we learn, the more we know it works.
How do you stay healthy in your own life?
I have learned the following keys to health in my own life and I work to improve them every single day: Surrounding myself with love, friendship, and support; regular exercise that works up a sweat as well as casual fun in movement; very high-quality food I cook for myself; and of course, acupuncture and herbs.