ABOUT Me


I work to provide an integrative approach to solving health issues. I believe in finding the best approach for the patient.

My treatments include acupuncture, herbs, nutritional and lifestyle counseling and outside referrals when necessary.

Supporting patients in taking charge of their own health care is my goal and I will nurture patients to that end.



I practice Traditional Asian Medicine (TAM) including acupuncture and herbal medicine with an integrative approach at my office in Mill Valley, CA.  I have been practicing TAM for nearly 20 years. 


I practice primarily Eight Principles style of Traditional Asian Medicine (TAM) which involves evaluating the  internal/external, excess/deficient, heat/cold and Yin/Yang  state of each organ system and meridian in the body.

Japanese Hara Diagnosis and acupuncture based on the teachings of Kiiko Matsumoto also which links reflex areas on the body to various imbalances and treatment points also inform my practice.

My work with Bick Jane Tang L.Ac. (an OB/GYN M.D. in China and practitioner of Chinese medicine for nearly 50 years) for the three years   I was in school, heavily influences my approach to each patient.  Dr. Tang is well known for her work with infertility and 'fixing' many aches and pains.

I am experienced at working with many pain/musculo-skeletal related conditions such as sciatica, back pain, neck pain, tendonitis (of many joints), and foot pain. I also have a great deal of experience with women's health and infertility stemming from my years with Dr. Tang. TAM is a powerful too for many health conditions and I have dealt with many. See FAQ's for other conditions helped by TAM. Also feel free to contact me with questions about any health concern.

 I came to TAM from a background in Environmental Sciences at UC Berkeley where I graduated with honors.  The transition from seeking balance and sustainability in the external environment to seeking balance and sustainability in  the internal one came quite naturally. I graduated from Meiji College of Oriental Medicine (now Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College) in Berkeley and am licensed both nationally and by the State of California.

I share an office with my sister Kim who practices movement therapy . She works with people to attain proper alignment, strengthen and educate their bodies from the inside out. We often work collaboratively to help people heal and grow.  One client affectionately calls us the "chicks that heal."

My work at this point is mostly at Kaiser, Martinez in the Chronic Pain Department.  While I truly enjoy private practice, working with Kaiser provides me an opportunity to serve a large number of people who might not otherwise try acupuncture.  This is a good fit for me and is broadening my experience and informing my practice.

 

 


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