MAcOM, LAc, EAMP, Dipl. Acu. (NCCAOM)
I have practiced acupuncture in the Tacoma area since 2010. In that time, I have served patients from Gig Harbor, University Place, Lakewood, Spanaway, Puyallup, Roy, Graham, Lacey, Federal Way, Auburn and Seattle.
My areas of clinical interest include but are not limited to all types of pain such as neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, joint pain, knee pain, foot pain; headaches and migraines; fatigue, and stress; sleep disturbances, depression and anxiety; women’s health including menstrual irregularities, PMS, hot flashes, mood swings, infertility; as well as digestive and urinary disorders.
In addition to using thin sterile acupuncture needles, I often incorporate cupping therapy or gua sha therapy or use electrical stimulation applied to the needles along with infrared heat therapy into your treatment to encourage the body’s healing response. Essential oil therapy may also be used to promote relaxation and alleviate stress. A Chinese herbal formula based on your individual needs may be recommended.
I am licensed by the Washington State Department of Health (AC 60116655) and board-certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). In addition, I am certified as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist with the National Acupuncture and Detoxification Association (NADA) to assist with drug, alcohol and smoking addictions. In 2019 I received certification in the State of Washington to perform Point Injection Therapy. Continuing education to improve my skills is ongoing and required by law. I graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine with a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and I hold a communications degree from the University of Texas.