This perspective combined with my more that 20 years experience treating and studying the human body is what most benefits my patients.
I developed my assessment skills through many years of dance training, exploration with Continuum movement, practicing shiatsu, and studying many styles of acupuncture and East Asian herbal medicine. All this, balanced with a hands-on approach to healing and the intellectual orientation of East Asian and Western medicine resources enables treatments to have depth, scope and success.
with a process that is quite different from visiting a conventional doctor. For me, this involves taking time to listen to each person’s story and asking a series of questions to discern the nature of the condition. Questions concern constitutional issues of hot and cold, thirst, sweat, energy levels, sleep, digestion, pain, etc. I combine this information with pulse and tongue examination to determine a pattern of imbalance and come up with a corresponding treatment for the condition.
During the course of treatment, I help guide the patient toward a lifestyle that supports optimal health. Making use of research derived from conventional and alternative medicine, I develop a plan in synch with the demands of the patient’s work, family and healthcare needs.