ABOUT ME AND MY TRAINING
I offer services as an acupuncturist, herbalist, health consultant and mindful movement specialist. As a naturopathic doctor (“ND”) and acupuncturist in Washington, I’ve worked with a wide array of patients, from those who simply want to optimize their health to those with injuries, chronic pain, or simple to complex chronic medical problems. As a doctor and teacher, my greatest passion and skill lies in my ability to help my patients identify and change habituated dysfunctional patterns that keep them from being able to heal, move, or stay healthy. In general, my appointments follow this protocol: our first session will focus on getting a very detailed health history and coming up with a treatment plan. If necessary, I may recommend lab work to gain further information. Followup sessions to implement the treatment plan could include any combination of modalities including nutrition and lifestyle changes, acupuncture, bodywork, yoga, movement therapy or exercise, biofeedback or herbal and supplement recommendations.
I obtained my degrees in naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and herbal medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington in 2017. I followed my education with a naturopathic primary care residency where I worked with adults, children and newborns. During my studies, I also did advanced clinical training with biofeedback, orthopedics and regenerative medicine.
My movement background is a combination of my work with yoga since 1999 rooted in the Krishnamacharya lineage, and more recently since 2014 studying the Ido Portal Method of movement. I’ve been teaching yoga and movement since 2003, and am also board certified by BCIA in biofeedback and mind body medicine. I view movement, mindfulness and breathing as incredibly valuable tools for healing, and use them with most of my patients.