Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Washington. Holistic healthcare practitioner using a salutogenic approach based in Classical Chinese Medicine philosophy and modalities. Provides therapeutic treatments in acupuncture, Chinese herbalism, cupping, guasha, Shiatsu massage, myofascial release and sound therapy. Provides coaching in diet, lifestyle, and exercise to support health in all aspects of life. Teaches and practices Qigong, offering instruction to patients for fitness or meditative practice. Experience with mental emotional conditions leading to physical pain and illness. Attracted to mind-body healing, incorporating psychosomatic integration for mental, emotional, physical conditions. Knowledgeable and trained in biomedical anatomy, physiology, pathology and pharmacology. Seeking to serve a community with a well-rounded and skilled team of practitioners with similar values.
Family clinic serving community of Walla Walla, WA with acupuncture, moxabustion, custom granular Chinese herbal formulas, manual therapy and other modalities within Chinese medicine. Treating variety of acute and chronic conditions. Experience seeing up to 9 patients per day of all ages and demographics in insurance and TOS based practice. Experience managing 2 rooms per hour. Established good rapport with patients, yielding good patient retention. Experience managing complex cases, referrals between other medical professionals. Managing acute and chronic pain as well as internal illness. Focus on mental emotional conditions as they relate to physical pain.
Treated homeless, low income and immigrant populations at Outside-In Acupuncture Clinic, NUNM Lair Hill Clinic and Asian Health Services in Portland, OR as affiliated with National University of Natural Medicine. Case taking and record keeping within EPIC Electronic Medical Record system. Used and developed Chinese medicine diagnostic skills such as radial pulse, tongue and abdominal Hara diagnosis. Developed treatment plans and administered acupuncture, and herbal medicine treatments to patients. Managed cases over one year. Appropriately aided patients in establishing referral relationships and provided continuity of care within clinic. Established rapport and followed up care with return patients. Ensured and nurtured therapeutic environment conducive to healing process.
Coursework in Classical Chinese Medical Texts, Shiatsu, Tuina, Qigong, Taiqi and Chinese herbalism.
Completed Doctoral Capstone project.
Coursework in Anatomy, Bio-medicine, Bio-science and Acupuncture.
Year-long internship in classical Chinese style acupuncture and Shang Han Lun herbalism.
Minor: Spanish Language
Minor: Nutrition & Food Science
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Doctoral Capstone Project - 2018
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