May 1987: Graduated from Five Branches Institute of Chinese Medicine in Santa Cruz, CA (1720-hour program)
-March 1988: Licensed after passing the California written and oral state board exams (26% pass rate at the time.) California standards are amongst the most rigorous in the country, and require proficiency in both acupuncture and herbology.
-1988 to 1990: Studied, practiced, worked, and travelled throughout Asia for three years, including Taiwan and mainland China.
-1991 to 1996: Acupuncturist and Clinical Supervisor at Quan Yin Healing Arts Center in San Francisco, specializing in HIV/AIDS, chronic hepatitis B and C, and women’s health.
1995 to Present: Private practice specializing in women’s health, chronic and complex health disorders, pediatrics, men’s health issues, digestion, musculoskeletal issues, pain, and psychiatric imbalances.