Practice type: Hybrid
Specialties: Allergies, anxiety, back pain, digestive conditions, insomnia
Styles: Community acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Why did you become an acupuncturist?
I became an acupuncturist to help people, to engage people in their healthcare and to facilitate a truly whole-person healing process. Since being introduced to acupuncture as an adolescent, the principles of Chinese medicine—the balance and integration of the body, mind and spirit—has simply made sense to me. I am dedicated to offering clients a well-rounded and holistic approach to treat the whole person.
What distinguishes you from other acupuncturists?
I strive to empower patients through education to promote long-lasting health and wellbeing in body, mind and spirit. I do this by creating a supportive and trusting relationship with my clients where we can discuss nutrition, exercise and other lifestyle choices. We work as a team to achieve wellness.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
I enjoy interacting with my clients! I am continually awed and humbled by the variety of life experience and wisdom that walks through my door. Together we learn and grow and heal.
What is the biggest misconception you hear about acupuncture?
Many people think that acupuncture is only good for treating aches and pains! Chinese medicine treats disorders of the digestive, reproductive, respiratory, nervous and endocrine systems. This medicine is useful in sleep disorders, mental and emotional imbalances, and autoimmune diseases as well.
How do you stay healthy in your own life?
I strive to lead my life with thoughtfulness and balance. With my family we grow some of our food, cook meals and eat together. We play in the outdoors together and learn together. I find that when I’m eating well, exercising and getting consistent good quality sleep, life is rewarding and fun!
12 Coulter Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475