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 since 1994.
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.