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About Myself

My Practice

After years of training in numerous modalities, I‘ve learned to share my experience through a combination of service and education. I’m a passionate healer with an alternative approach, and I’m dedicated to helping my clients move through a wide range of physical, emotional, and spiritual transitions in the most efficient and transformative way

I've been practicing Chinese Medicine for over 20 years, nationally certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM), and board certified by the California Acupuncture Board. After completing my training in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1996 from ACTCM in San Francisco, during the months studying for Acupuncture boards, I discovered the practice of Breema, and have been a devoted practitioner and instructor from that time on.

In addition to maintaining a private practice since 1997, I joined the Petaluma Community Acupuncture clinic in 2014, and in the three years at PCA I became committed to this style of practice, providing care in a comfortable group setting at accessible rates to serve a broader community. I continued practicing Community Acupuncture during her 2 years in Minnesota at the Bhakti Clinic and Northeast Wellness, in 2017 and 2018.

Most recently, I've become interested in Functional Medicine and have completed a yearlong course with the Kresser Institute for Functional and Evolutionary Medicine. I now include consultations in my practice, offering an integrative approach that combines the best of East and West.

I am dedicated to supporting people to reach their optimal health and vitality. I see each modality that I practice—Acupuncture, Acutonics, Breema, and NET—as a means of tapping into the inherent wisdom of the body, pointing the way to a deeper level of balance and harmony. I am experienced in treating a wide range of issues, including digestive complaints, hormonal imbalance, anxiety, depression and addiction, as well as chronic and acute pain or injury.

Special Training

Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM): Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, CA

Diplomate of the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics

Certified Breema Practitioner and Instructor

Certified Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) Practitioner

MS in Traditional Chinese Medicine: American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, CA

MA in Asian Civilizations: University of Iowa

BA in Asian Languages & Literature: University of Iowa

Kresser Institute for Functional and Evolutionary Medicine


Other interests

My interest in Asian culture began three decades ago with the practice of Aikido, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, deepened as I studied Mandarin and lived in China for two years, and found expression in the practice of Chinese medicine and Japanese taiko and dance. Outside of the clinic, I devote myself to instructing Breema bodywork, dancing, drumming, learning new things, and spending time in my backyard—the Russian River.

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