I am a partner on this path of “Life”. I am a wife, a mother, sister, friend and healer. The form of medicine I practice is called Five Element Acupuncture or Classical Acupuncture. I received my formal training at the Traditional Acupuncture Institute (TAI)(now Maryland University of Integrated Health – MUIH) and received my Masters in Acupuncture (M. Ac.) and a Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine in 1993. That same year I passed the National Exam (Dipl.), began my acupuncture practice with Crosssings – A Center for the Healing Traditions, and joined the faculty of TAI where I served as a Clinical Supervisor and Adjunct Faculty member.
I consider myself to be a lifelong learner and continue my Chinese Medicine studies with Niki Bilton and my Wu Ming Qigong and Chinese Herbal studies with Grand Master Nan Lu.
Early life experiences can be instrumental in honing who we become later in life. I was challenged at a young age with hip issues requiring many surgeries. As a result of these challenges I set my sights on becoming an orthopedic surgeon but pre-med studies in college proved flat and uninspiring. Yet, these same physical challenges blessed me with a deep, inner spiritual life. I became a meditator at the age of 17 and years of self-work finally led me to acupuncture, Tai Qi, and Chinese Medicine around the age of 30. In between I worked as a hospital administrator, experienced cancer with beloved family members and later, with myself. I saw how our medical system often treats the symptom and misses the underlying, root imbalance. Choosing to see that “all things happen for our good”, I now look for ways to listen deeply to my clients’ symptoms and help to identify the purpose hidden within.