I trace my inspiration for becoming an acupuncturist back to experiences I had almost three decades ago—watching a doctor of Chinese medicine provide acupuncture treatment at a retreat center in Canada. My interest in mindfulness, medicine, and healing continues to this day.
I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at The Ohio State University. Through the program's openness to exploration of approaches for promoting body awareness and methods of training and conditioning the body, I engaged in two terms of independent study of acupressure —my first experience learning the uses of the points.
I went on to earn my Master’s degree and licensure in Clinical Counseling from University of Dayton and engaged in advanced studies at the Milton H. Erickson Foundation in Phoenix and in New York City.
In the mid-2000's I began studying qi gong, with master teacher Zhongxian Wu. Through his teaching I became increasingly aware of the holistic and integrated nature of Chinese medicine and strongly realized the need to pursue this approach in my continuing development as a therapist.
In January of 2014 I received a Master's level degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine summa cum laude from American Institute of Alternative Medicine.
I had the good fortune to intensively study and train with Dr. Zui for more than two years. Upon his referral, I am very happy to begin providing care at Beecher Chiropractic.
My clinical experience includes treating various forms pain, sports injuries, digestive issues, insomnia, anxiety, fatigue, and a range of other conditions. I consider myself a general practitioner with particular interest in the cultivation of health, vitality, and the well being of mind and body.