It took me a while to decide that I wanted to practice Chinese Medicine. I’ve always followed a healthy diet and exercise routine, but by no means thought I was destined for a medical profession. I completed my undergraduate degree studying Public Relations and Communications at Central Michigan University. I graduated, started looking for a job, and realized that Corporate America wasn’t in the cards for me. I needed to find a career that made a difference in people’s lives. By a series of coincidences and fateful happenings, I stumbled upon Chinese Medicine and instantly fell in love. After a little research, I applied to school, got accepted, and began the lengthy and transformative process known as Chinese Medicine School.
After 4 long years, I graduated and now get to do what I love—helping people’s bodies heal themselves using lifestyle education, acupuncture, and herbal medicine. After the traditional schooling, I traveled to Nanjing, China to study herbal medicine at different hospitals throughout the city. Since the medicine originates in China, this is where the most advanced research takes place. I learned many strategies and modalities for treatment that this program really increased my herbal knowledge and strategies for treatment.
While I don’t necessarily have a specialty per se, I treat everything from elbow pain to endometriosis; I am very interested in treating emotional issues and helping patients manage pain. I have seen acupuncture and Chinese herbs work wonders in the severely depressed and those with anxiety. I’ve seen people with chronic pain . One of my favorite parts about my job is seeing a patient leave my office calmer, energized, and balanced. I like that people come to me to feel better and I get to show them tools and tricks achieve this. If you have any questions how Chinese Medicine can change your life, feel free to contact me. My goal in my practice, and my life as a whole, is to help people live the best life possible.
I live in Northwest Portland with my partner and two dogs, Tito and Lola. Some of my interests include Yoga, reading, and hiking. I love to travel and try to go on at least one international trip a year.
- Pain management
My Training & Approaches
- Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine: Oregon College of Oriental Medicine Portland, Oregon Internship Program Nanjing University of Traditional
- Chinese Medicine: Nanjing, China
- Sotai Painless Pain Relief Technique and Tuina Structural Massage
- Kiiko Matsumoto Style(KMS) Japanese Acupuncture (Currently in Training Program)