Acupuncture is a gentle, safe and effective form of healthcare. There are many diverse health issues that acupuncture can help, such as musculo-skeletal pain disorders (low back, shoulder, elbow, knee, neck pain, etc), headache/migraine, arthritis, injury rehabilitation, pain management, degenerative spine/disc disease, depression, stress reduction, gynecological complaints (PMS, menopause, infertility, etc.), constipation, allergies, stop smoking, Bells Palsy, TMJ, ….the list is endless. Though best known for treating painful conditions, acupuncture is highly effective in treating many health issues faced by people everyday.
I started my medical career as a student at Western States Chiropractic College. I left the school and transferred to the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine after receiving acupuncture care for injuries sustained in an auto accident. I loved chiropractic, but found that acupuncture was so profoundly helpful for so many of my injuries, including those I had received in a severe car accident years before, that I realized I had to become part of this powerful medicine. To be honest, I didn’t really understand how it worked, but all I knew was that it took away pain that had plagued me for years. So I knew I had to learn this amazing form of Eastern medicine and try to help others the way I had been helped. I have had the privilege of treating hundreds of patients since I began practice in 1994. I am state licensed, have a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and am nationally board certified as a Diplomate in Acupuncture. I am also an active member of the Chinese medicine teaching faculty at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Additionally, I have been an acupuncture provider for a large NIH and Kaiser research project on TMJ disorders.
I feel quite blessed to say that I look forward to every day I get to work with people and see their lives improved through this amazing medicine. I love helping people feel better, life is so much nicer when you feel good and can do the things you enjoy. Acupuncture helped me immensely and I believe it can help you too.
If you are wondering what an acupuncture treatment is like or if it may help you, feel free to give me a call and we’ll discuss your condition or concerns. By the way, if you are fearful of needles, rest assured what I use is nothing like a hypodermic needle. I admit to being afraid of needles (quite ironic really) and find acupuncture to be essentially painless and wonderfully relaxing. Acupuncture is gentle and most important of all, it works!!!