I provide gentle and impactful treatments with appropriate modalities, am fully present during sessions, offer informed recommendations, coordinate with other healthcare professionals for your optimum benefit, and make every effort to see you within 24 hours, if your situation is urgent (extreme pain), including before & after regular office hours.
Education & professional highlights:
New Mexico Academy of Massage & Advanced Healing Arts, 1993
Southwest Acupuncture College, Santa Fe, 2009
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, NCCAOM, 2009
New Mexico Doctor of Oriental Medicine, 2010
California Licensed Acupuncturist, 2012
Member of American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA)
Member of California State Oriental Medical Association (CSOMA)
My introduction to acupuncture was in 1993, while participating in a 3 week intensive Japanese Massage class. My knee, which had been injured years before, was re-injured and swelled to the size of a small grapefruit. That evening, the teacher had me lay propped up on a massage table, so I could see while he inserted several acupuncture needles and then left the room for a time. In that hour, I watched the grapefruit decrease to lemon size!
I continued to receive acupuncture for over 20 years from many practitioners to heal injuries, treat imbalances and general maintenance prior to attending acupuncture school. During those 20 years, I continued to study with masters of Tibetan & Japanese Medicine, native American healers, herbalists, and loads of bodywork practitioners. I am a lifelong student and sometimes teacher – passing on knowledge I have acquired in various ways.
My exploration has been, and continues to be: how stress from the environment, trauma or other sources creates or contributes to dis-eases and how to heal. My sessions may synthesize modalities and trainings from a large spectrum.