My passion for Five Element Acupuncture began in 1984 when I experienced my first acupuncture treatment. In 1982, when I was twenty five years old I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease. It was a major wake up call for me. After 6 months of chemotherapy and radiation, the tumor in my chest was gone but I knew I had much more healing to go through to restore my body from the side effects of this treatment, and to truly align my entire being at a much deeper, conscious level.
A friend at my cancer support group suggested Acupuncture. I thought I would try it, even though I knew nothing about it.
During my first Acupuncture treatment I felt my internal energy move in a way I had never experienced before. I became more relaxed and instantly connected with a deeper part of myself that I intuited was a source for healing. That was the beginning of a long journey of healing. I realized this was the system of medicine I longed to practice, to share it with others, and to serve them in their own healing journey.
Today, I am honored and humbled to practice Five Element Acupuncture for twenty nine years. My clients are my constant teachers. I am grateful for how they inspire me to be an Instrument of Nature and a partner in supporting their own healing process.
Education and Accreditation
1988 Master of Acupuncture, The Traditional Acupuncture Institute (now Maryland University of Integrative Health)
1991 California Licensed Acupuncturist
2019 Nationally Certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine