I became interested in holistic health therapies, and acupuncture specifically, after struggling with an untreated thyroid condition for several years. After my first session of acupuncture, I came away with a sense of calmness and wellbeing that I had not felt in for a long time. I decided right then and there that I had to learn this medicine! I graduated from Dongguk University of Los Angeles in 2001 and have been practicing since 2002.
My first career was teaching, and I have over twelve years of experience teaching both children and adults with developmental disabilities. I am also a reading specialist, and work with struggling readers, and have recently taught as an adjunct professor at several local community colleges. I am constantly finding new ways to integrate and apply what I have learned in my holistic healing journeys to my teaching practices, such as mindfulness in reading and learning, and using acupressure to help increase focus and concentration.
I am also a writer and musician and enjoy performing spoken word and poetry. Currently, I am working on recording a collection of inspiration and healing spoken word and music pieces. You might even find me around L.A. performing at an open mike, or reading from my new book Cake, Fries, and My Fat Angry Thighs.
I look forward to working with you on your journey towards improved health and helping you work towards a greater sense of balance and wellbeing in your life.