Acupuncture found me in 2008 after dealing with chronic pain from injury. I was amazed at how much better I felt after acupuncture sessions. I became obsessed with learning more through study. When the opportunity came to make a career change, I knew I had to go for it. I graduated from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College Berkeley in 2017. I love community acupuncture because I want to live in a society that has accessible and affordable health care for all. I love living in Oakland and am thrilled to be able to offer acupuncture within my local community. When I am not studying Chinese medicine, I also enjoy being outdoors, reading, yoga and spending time with my family.
Over the past ten or more years Chinese Medicine has been an important tool for me to treat my own chronic pain. I avoided going back to school to study it for a bunch of years but you can only avoid your destiny for so long. Before medicine, I made food, art and helped to foster creative communities. Now I do a lot of work within under served communities to support and meet people where they’re at-whether that’s dealing with addiction, chronic pain, PTSD. I love helping people to feel less pain in their bodies in order to restore homeostasis to their physical body and spirit.