I feel so blessed to be able to do this work. I am constantly inspired by the body’s ability to strive for health through all the challenges of the modern world.
I earned my Master of Acupuncture degree from the intensive four year program at National College of Natural Medicine. There I had the opportunity to work in clinics all over the city of Portland, including clinics for low income and homeless, chronic illness, acute and long term addiction recovery. At the NCNM student clinic, I was able to focus on my passion, menstrual balancing, perinatal and associated care.
Through NCNM’s mentorship program, I was able to learn through the traditional apprenticeship style with Dr.Brenda Hood and learn many lesser-used techniques of Chinese Medicine. In addition to my coursework, I also studied with Dr.Edward Neal, Sheila Murphy, and Tami Kent allowing for study of Classical Nei Jing Acupuncture, myo-fascial bodywork techniques, cranial rhythms, and Holistic Pelvic Care ™. I have also studied various types of bodywork, including Shiatsu, Thai massage, and Sotai.
Following my formal education, I took time to volunteer in a clinic in rural Nepal, where there was little to no access to other forms of health care for my patients. The experience was unforgettable, and led to a deepening of my understanding of Chinese Medicine.
In spring of 2015, I opened the first offices of New Moon Acupuncture in Chatham & Hudson, NY. Working with many different individuals allowed me to further hone my personal treatment style, as well as deepen my specialty in menstrual systems. I've since opened an office in September 2017 in Watertown, and am excited for the opportunities for cooperative treatment that come with being in a more metropolitan area.
Through my many modalities of medicine; including acupuncture, moxibustion, manual therapies, nutritional counseling and lifestyle recommendation, it is my mission to help my patients reach their optimal state of mental, physical, and spiritual health. The physical body is intertwined with energetic patterns, and by working with the physical it not only brings access to better physical health, but to emotional and spiritual well being.