Interdisciplinary by nature, my thought process is integrative and informed by classical Chinese medicine, Japanese acupuncture strategies, western physiology and anatomy, neuroscience, trauma therapies, and medical anthropology. I help bring clients into their most optimal balance by systematically shifting the layers and networks of stagnation that cause chronic imbalances and disease.
I am trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as Japanese-style acupuncture. My technique is gentle, and I value empowering clients through evaluating and advising on diet and other lifestyle areas. I specialize in cases of chronic pain and emotional challenges (depression, anxiety, grief), as well as reproductive health, prenatal/postpartum care, immune system imbalances, and emotional trauma. Through acupuncture and herbal medicine, I aim to disrupt cycles of disharmony and pain, while strengthening our innate capacities for healing and resilience.
Having graduated from the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, I have been a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist since 2012. I earned my Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine as well as a Masters of Arts in Theater from San Francisco State University. My undergraduate degree is in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. While attending San Francisco State, I worked at the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic and went on to become a longtime weekly volunteer as an HIV test counselor there and at the Women's Community Clinic. I am a former Clinic Director and Clinical Supervisor at the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley.
Outside of my clinical practice and intellectual pursuits, I enjoy making fermented foods, being active outdoors with my family, and learning capoeira.