I cannot remember a time in my life when I was not interested in other languages and cultures. My curiosity in and exploration of various forms of holistic health began while I was in my teens. In particular, I developed an interest in food and herbs as medicine. Upon completion of my studies in Botany at U.C. Davis, I attended Five Branches Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Santa Cruz, CA, where I received my training in acupuncture, herbs, and other modalities of traditional Chinese medicine.
My practice is deeply rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, a form of holistic medicine comprised of acupuncture, dietary and herbal therapy, moxibustion, cupping, breathing exercises, and massage. Utilizing my training in spiritual direction, I also facilitate personal and spiritual exploration for those who seek it