I began my academic career with a firm foundation in science and the study of western medicine and completed my undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences at Marquette University, with minors in biology and health. A strong believer in integrative medicine, I know that Chinese and western medicine can co-exist in harmony, based on a full awareness of their complementary strengths and limitations. This approach to patient care helps to guide my treatment decisions.
I am a certified acupuncturist who graduated summa cum laude from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine with a master of science in oriental medicine, and an additional bachelor of science in nutrition. I am a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine ( Dipl. OM) with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Certification in Oriental Medicine equates to certifications in acupuncture and Chinese herbology along with education in all of the five branches of oriental medicine (acupuncture Chinese herbs, bodywork, dietary therapy, and exercise). I also received advanced certification in acupuncture from the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, in Beijing, China, as well as additional training in qigong, TCM food therapies, sooji chim (Korean hand acupuncture), and Chinese herbs while studying in Northern and Western China. I have served as the president and the Vice President of WISCA (The Wisconsin Society of Certified Acupuncturists).
I chose TCM because it is a complete health care system that strives to balance the body, mind and spirit. Currently my practice includes a growing number of patients dealing with gynecological concerns. I am working towards completion of my ABORM certification with the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. I have a passion for oriental medicine and a sincere commitment to my patients' health.