Practice type: Private
Specialties: General wellness
Styles: Classical acupuncture, Five Element acupuncture, pediatric acupuncture
Why did you become an acupuncturist?
Physical and emotional healing has been a priority for me since adolescence. As I matured I began to experiment with diet, herbs, and yoga to heal my depression, digestive problems, and dysmenorrhea. When I reached an impasse and felt that my chronic issues needed more help and attention than I knew how to give, I tried acupuncture, which changed the way I felt immediately and opened me up to a profound vitality I didn’t even know was in me. When I decided to leave my career in the art world, it was clear that this modality, which roots practical results in a spiritual foundation, was perfect for me. The principles of diagnosis and treatment I learned were both simple and clear, yet deep and mysterious. It was different than any medicine I had ever experienced, and it captured my heart. I love sharing it with others.
What distinguishes you from other acupuncturists?
Creativity, compassion, focus, and care are vital to my practice. I have training in several styles of acupuncture, including Classical, Five Element, trigger point and Japanese acupuncture, and have lots of skills in my toolkit. Together, we focus on healing your chief complaint, whether it is physical pain, internal disorders, emotional imbalance, or spiritual health, and discover what living to your fullest potential looks like for you. I treat only one patient at a time and love using complementary modalities such as craniosacral therapy, aromatherapy, and flower essences. I am committed to affordable acupuncture, imagination, social justice—especially in healthcare—and all the good things in life.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
The connection I feel with my patients is very important to me. All healing is a unique and personal process. I am truly interested in how you got here, where you would like to go, and what that path looks like for you. My favorite part of my work is witnessing the alleviation of symptoms and the fostering of a deep connection to body and spirit through acupuncture treatments. I am grateful to share a gentle and effective energy-based medicine that I believe in, and enjoy offering unique treatments for each of the distinct personalities that I see every day.
What is the biggest misconception you hear about acupuncture?
That acupuncture is only useful for physical pain. It is very effective in healing the root causes of pain, especially when patients commit to a course of treatment (similar to exercise or dieting, acupuncture is not a therapy that produces results if done just once). What acupuncture really offers is the gradual alleviation of physical symptoms, alongside a deepened connection to one’s own body and life-force. There is nothing like it, and no words to describe it! It has to be experienced to be believed.
How do you stay healthy in your own life?
I receive regular acupuncture treatments; meditate daily; move my body with qigong, walking, and yoga; drink herbal teas; and cook the most delicious wholesome foods every day. I also love what I do, which I believe keeps me healthy and happy!
The Moving Body: 276 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY, 12498