Previous life experiences and professional paths led me to the practice of Chinese Medicine. My pursuit of the fine arts and working in creative environments has taught me to think creatively in the face of adversity. Working through my own chronic health conditions, and then my daughter’s unusual and difficult-to-diagnose health challenges, I tried the best conventional medicine had to offer, with limited positive results. Eventually, I turned to alternative therapies, finding relief in modalities such as chiropractic, nutrition, yoga and meditative practices.
Chinese medicine is a way of life for me. Chinese medical theory can be applied to all aspects of our lives. It brings a sense and hope to difficult conditions and empowers people to look beyond their Western diagnoses to more possibilities for healing.
At present, I work in a small town of under 1,200 people. Small town life with a sense of community was a welcome change to the buzz of the city. The pace here is slower; people take time to listen to each other, and there is great respect for new options being brought to the community. Often, I get to treat many generations of a family. Getting to know all the family members gives great insight into what is going on health-wise in an individual. There’s a beautiful give and take between practitioners and the patients. We offer what we can to guide them through their health challenges and they take care of us by lending a helping hand, offering gifts from the garden, and truly caring about us and our families.
Although I enjoy the challenge of a good dermatology case or a puzzling chronic condition, I take what comes. Every day is a learning opportunity and I wait for the gift of the day to walk through our door.