I’m a Washington State Licensed and Board Certified Acupuncturist. I received a Bachelor of
Science in Botany from the University of Washington as well as a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. Before starting a practice here in Auburn in 2010, I had a two-year residency at the Acupuncture Health Center, which is one of the busiest clinics in Washington. Through my residency there I was able to learn how to effectively treat many conditions such as pain, fatigue, stress, headaches and more.
I became interested in Chinese medicine while doing ethno-botanical research in the Southern part of Sichuan, China. My research project included the collecting of plants and interviewing locals about the uses of them. Many of the plants had medicinal, edible and other uses. It was there that I was immersed in Chinese culture, in which acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy remains to be the main form of health care in the country. During my year long research project in China, my mother suffered from Bell's palsy and my father had a stroke. Both used Acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy as the primary part of their treatment protocol, which in turn led to their full recovery. By living in China and watching my parents use this amazing medicine, I was inspired to immediately learn about Chinese medicine after graduating from the University of Washington!