Practice type: Private
Specialties: Anxiety, depression, general wellness, stress, men’s health
Styles: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), facial rejuvenation acupuncture
Why did you become an acupuncturist?
My interest in Asian culture goes back to my undergraduate days, when I studied Asian theatre and dance. After moving to the Bay Area, this evolved into an interest in Asian bodywork styles like Shiatsu and Thai. It wasn’t until I started volunteering for Misha Cohen, OMD, LAc, in San Francisco that I was inspired to become an acupuncturist.
What distinguishes you from other acupuncturists?
My approach to this medicine is very practical, offering patients simple and realistic ways to incorporate health into their lives. I take the time to educate patients about Chinese medicine without getting too caught up in the jargon.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
Introducing people to this medicine and hearing how they’ve been able to incorporate it into their daily lives. So much of my work is about helping people connect the dots, giving them the opportunity for self-awareness and offering them the tools to create some simple, yet lasting changes in their lives.
What is the biggest misconception you hear about acupuncture?
That it’s a one-time thing. Like everything in life, acupuncture is a process. It’s amazing when someone has a dramatic change in their condition after one treatment, but acupuncture is a cumulative experience that becomes more profound over time. After all, when we are trying to build muscle, we go to the gym on a regular basis for weeks before we start seeing results. Acupuncture is very similar.
How do you stay healthy in your own life?
My 5 year old Boxer keeps me pretty active and I am lucky to live in a city that makes it very easy to enjoy nature, good food, and a healthy amount of social activities.
“Everything in moderation, including moderation.” -Oscar Wilde
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