I hold a Master’s of Science of Human Nutrition degree (with honors) as well as a Master’s of Science of Oriental Medicine. I am a licensed by the Texas State medical Board in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, and am certified by National Certification Committee for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine.
I am currently enrolled in The Kresser Institute for Functional and Evolutionary Medicine to strengthen my skills as a functional nutritionist. I have also completed The Integrative Medicine Academy‘s GI Mastery Course, as well as advanced training in blood chemistry evaluation.
I hold separate certifications in Orthopedic Acupuncture (specializing in injury rehab, pain management and sports medicine) as well as the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture protocol. For those more interested in balancing their spiritual side, Esoteric Acupuncture can be a very healing journey. Esoteric Acupuncture is a system of acupuncture patterns utilizing traditional Chinese acupuncture theory, along with the Chakra System, Sacred Geometry, and the Qabbalistic Tree of Life.
Just as our bodies are not a bunch of disparate parts, the function of our bodies and our sprits are also inextricable. I work with patients – body and soul – from a functional and integrative health perspective: reviewing lab testing and a thorough intake process to discover the underlying causes of health complaints, and a combination of diet, supplements, botanicals, lifestyle change and traditional healing sciences such as acupuncture to address them. My work is deeply informed by my own health challenges, which I later recovered from through my own research and experimentation.