I am an impassioned practitioner of this time-honored tradition called Chinese medicine, an avid (though sometimes challenged) gardener, an adoring mother, a dyed-in-the-wool Hudson Valley dweller, and proud builder of campfires and natural shelters.
I knew since college that I wanted to work on my own terms and also help people help themselves. Truth is, although nature’s power lured me and pre-modern people’s facile use of plants fascinated me, I virtually stumbled upon the field of Chinese Medicine.
Yin-Yang and 5-Element Theories – loved them! I know, most of you have no idea what I’m talking about, but I’ll give you an earful if you’re ever interested. Yet more than theory, I found in Classical Chinese Medicine a wedding of my twin passions for nature and creating positive change.
In addition to maintaining a private practice for the past 16 years, here are some past influential work experiences and trainings:
Hospital for Joint Diseases, Initiative for Women with Disabilities Program: Head Acupuncturist / Supervisor (2001-2005)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Clinic: Acupuncturist for in-patients and out-patients, Acupuncturist for clinical research trials (2002-2003).
Faculty Member and Clinical Supervisor at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where I taught, among other fundamental subjects, the specialties of immunology, gynecology, cardiology, and psychiatry (1999-2008).
Classical Qigong with Master Kwan Sai-hung (on-going). Jeffrey Yuen, 88th Generation Taoist Priest: Advanced Acupuncture, Chinese Herbalism, Pulse Diagnosis, Aromatherapy, et al. (2002 – on-going).
Pediatrics in Chinese Medicine with Julian Scott (2001).
Integrative Chinese & Western Medicine Approaches to Endocrine Disease, Infertility, and Gynecological Disorders with Elaine Stern, LAc. (1999-2000).
Modern Chinese Medicine Treatment of Breast Cancer with Isaac Cohen (1998).
Integral Yoga Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Teacher Trainings (1994 – 1996).