The fascination I have with science and the human body is the basis of my life-long dedication to health and healing. I began my career in health care as a nursing assistant while obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology. I then spent seven years working on innovative tumor vaccinology research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. This experience allowed me to develop a sophisticated understanding of the human body and truly appreciate the wonders of modern medicine. Nonetheless, I missed having direct interaction with patients and began to reevaluate my role in the health care field.
In search of a more personal approach to healing, I discovered acupuncture. I was amazed by this ancient modality of medicine and became intrigued by the theory and method in which acupuncture evaluates the nature of disease and dysfunction. Earning a Master of Science degree from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture was a remarkable and eye-opening experience that has enhanced my insight into the healing process. Through the use of acupuncture, I aspire to help all my patients achieve an optimum level of health and balance.
About my practice
I specialize in a progressive style of acupuncture called Acupuncture Physical Medicine. Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM) is the fusion of Classical Chinese, French and Japanese meridian styles of Acupuncture with the Western approach of myofascial trigger point release. APM is used to alleviate symptoms that may arise due to structural and energetic imbalances or blockages. In many cases these imbalances stem from a stress-related holding pattern that can be resolved using acupuncture. APM is a style of acupuncture developed and taught by Dr. Mark Seem, the president and founder of the Tri-State College of Acupuncture.