About Denise

I have worked in the medical field since 1981. I received my Master’s of Science degree in Chinese Medicine and Herbology from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco in 1994. I am a licensed acupuncturist in the State of California and have been in private practice for 18 years.

I followed a less than traditional path as a healer, receiving a B.A. in English and French literature from UCSC in 1979. I went on to publish poetry while pursuing pre-med class work. I was introduced to Tai Chi in 1986, and learned several forms, one of which I currently teach. I went on to aikido and became a first-degree Shodan and instructor, concurrently studying the internal and external martial arts of Ba Gua Chuan, Xing Yi Chuan, Tai Chi Chuan, and Shaolin Chuan.

I have studied two forms of Qi Gong, using them during martial arts practice and for their healing accesses. I have continued in Tibetan and Taoist Meditations for the past 34 years.

After studying Chinese Herbology I went on to study rainforest herbs and include some of these in my pharmacy. I currently carry one of the only organic lines of Chinese herbs in California and have a knowledge base of over 500 herbs.

I have worked consistently in energetics and am researching vibrational patterns and dimensional access. I have a great regard for psychotherapy, and the use of therapeutic tools for healing mind, body, and spirit. I have worked as a general medical coordinator and administrator for a free clinic and as a phlebotomist and medical assistant to that clinic. I believe in bridging Western and Eastern medicine.

I have lived and worked in the Davis community for 30 years and have a resourceful referral base.

Long distance work is available, web-based appointments available, evening hours available.


Acupuncture is one of the important healing therapies of Chinese medicine. It is used in the prevention and treatment of disease process, whether it is a cold, or flu, or immune deficiency or trauma. This is a healing modality that began over three thousand years ago, and still exists due to its healing capabilities.


Spiritual Development

I work with dimensional & viberational healing through intuitive process to assit realigning the charkas. I offer spiritual guidance through inner visions, shamanic process, to assist in identifying blockages to a happy and healthy life. I believe in helping people empower themselves and their healing process.



Beginning Meditation helps you to know yourself better and experience a community of like-minded individuals. Group meditation fosters a deep and powerful connectivity where the sense of meditation is easily felt. Beginners will learn a foundation practice that they can take into any setting or spiritual practice.


Tai Chi

Tai Chi Chuan cultivates qi, your life force or energy, which makes it a longevity practice and also moves qi in profound and powerful ways, removing any obstructions or blockages that may have developed in the course of daily or long-term stresses. As a daily practice, it continually supports your life path.


(530) 756-0637

Fire Ceremony
Friday, September 22, 2017 at 6:45 p.m.

Tai-Chi Chuan Classes
Monday Evenings
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
through the end of October

See Class & Workshop Schedule for more details.

I have been a patient of Denise for 8 years. I have a serious disease and would not consider going to anyone else. Denise is a great healer. When I was originally diagnosed my doctor gave me six months to live and that was eight years ago. I never received any mainstream medical treatment but instead a much more holistic approach. After all of this time I have no choice but to contribute my longevity to Denise's treatment and quality care. -Jim S., Placerville CA
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