My specialty is the individualized level of service I extend to my patients. My patients leave armed with information & treatment plans to help navigate what are often complicated health issues. By investing time, attention, & knowledge for each client, my patients receive exceptional services in a confidential & non-intrusive environment.
I hold a Master's degree of science in traditional Chinese medicine and was honored to complete my internship at the prestigious Zhejiang Medical University in Hangzhou China. During my internship, I specialized in TCM Internal medicine, Acupuncture, Tui Na, and Gynecology.
I am both a locally & nationally accredited practitioner, as well as a continuing education provider for the National Certification Comission for Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine. Currently, I am chairman of the Arizona State board of Examiners.
I began my journey in whole body medicine 18 years ago by earning my Reiki Masters in the Mikao Usui Lineage of the Japanese healing method. While practicing Reiki I attended ASU for my undergraduate studies. Soon after I began at the Southwest Institute for the Healing Arts became certified as a Master massage therapist & Natural aesthetician.
Wanting to further dedicate my life to the study of natural health, I moved to California and earned a Master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA.
Since returning to Arizona to practice, I have founded The Healing Point Acupuncture & Herbal medicine clinic in Phoenix, AZ and Desert Sage Wellness Center. Along with my amazing business partner, Mindy Hayden, I co-founded East Valley Community Acupuncture Clinic in Gilbert, AZ, in order to provide a low cost clinic easily available to the East Valley Community.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
Acupuncture stimulates the body's own natural healing ability by balancing the flow of qi. Qi that is abundant & flows freely is considered vital & is responsible for the creation, movement & nourishment of every part of the body. Western medicine explains that acupuncture alters the biochemical state of the nervous, endocrine,
musculoskeletal, digestive, immune & circulatory systems. It is these changes that promote mental & physical well being.
Chinese herbal medicine uses natural ingredients to restore balance within the body creating an environment in which the body can heal itself. Traditionally Chinese herbs may include flowers, roots, bark, minerals, animals & much more. These are the herbal traditions passed through generations by people who utilized their natural surrounding as a resource for creating health. Your practitioner can prescribe an individualized herbal combination for you based on a wholistic view of your symptoms.
Dietetics is one of the main branches of traditional Chinese medicine. Dietetics looks at how food affects each person's individual constitutions differently. What food is nutritious for one person is not what is perfect for another. Your practitioner will recommend food choices that are in harmony with what your body's current dietary needs are. For example a patient having issues with phlegm & congestion will be advised to stay away from damp foods such as dairy that can worsen their condition. These food choices are one more tool used to correct imbalances in in the body so that it can heal itself.
CHINESE MASSAGE (TUI NA)
Tui Na is traditional Chinese massage meant to stimulate acupressure points on the body to encourage the body's ability to heal. Tui Na therapy uses massage techniques including brushing, kneading, rolling, pressing, & rubbing on specific areas of the limbs & torso as well as between each of the joints, known as the 8 gates, to attempt to open the body's qi & encourage it to move freely. Tui Na can be both a gentle pressure technique with slow movements as a deep tissue therapy with quicker movements meant to invigorate qi.
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