I love practicing this medicine because it views the body as an ecosystem, as a part of nature. The strength of East Asian Medicine is its time-tested ability to diagnose certain patterns of inner ecological dysfunction. A given pattern of dysfunction can lead to a variety of different symptoms. Bring balance to the underlying dysfunction and the symptoms resolve on their own. At its core this is very simple: where there is dampness, dry things out; where there is heat, cool things off; if the system is too stressed, help it to soften and relax.

The body wants to heal, it often just needs a little push in the right direction.

I graduated with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) from the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine (SIEAM). While at SIEAM, I studied various forms of acupuncture, bodywork and herbal medicine under the tutelage of internationally regarded instructors. It was there that I began studying Applied Channel Theory with Jason Robertson, EAMP, with whom I continue to study regularly.