With 20 years experience as a holistic practitioner, I am passionate about natural healing. I believe in giving the body the support it needs to do what it has the innate intelligence to do – heal. This has been my personal approach to health for many years. Patients say, ‘she walks her talk.’
Prior to becoming a student of Oriental Medicine, I received acupuncture treatments consistently for a decade. That’s how I know firsthand what the medicine can do. Initially, I sought acupuncture for chronic pain from an automobile accident injury. Realizing the many benefits – after getting past the chronic pain – I continued receiving treatments preventatively. It was with this depth of understanding about the body and healing process I began the transformation of becoming an acupuncturist.
When it comes to treating, I use a functional medicine approach and treat the whole person. This could be teaching you exercises, yoga postures, how to use food as medicine, choosing a detox or cleansing program customized for you, or be as simple as tweaking your current practices. I listen to you, am thorough and genuinely care about your well-being. Recognizing healing as an individualized journey I am able to help you find solutions for your specific health needs and mentor you in achieving health goals in a teamwork environment. Additional ‘tools’ utilized: Chinese herbs, supplements, moxibustion, cupping, dietary education/coaching, lifestyle change suggestions, tui na and auricular (ear) acupuncture. Many tools provide you with many options.
Before returning home to North Carolina and settling in Cary, I practiced in Denver, CO. There I was on the marketing committee of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado. I was a member of the Alter Med Research Foundation interfacing allopathic medicine and research based complementary medicines. I also volunteered with Acupuncture Without Borders after the Aurora theatre shootings and participated in local news station health fairs. I am currently licensed in North Carolina and served as treasurer for the North Carolina Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Nationally I maintain certification with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Additionally, I am certified as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine which includes Foundations in Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture with Point Location, Herbology and Biomedicine.