My Journey to Acupuncture

My journey to acupuncture began in my younger years when I experienced recurring, painful bladder infections that failed to respond to medical care.
As medical doctors continued to do nothing but prescribe multiple rounds of ineffective antibiotics, I turned to homeopathic care, receiving treatment that immediately relieved my pain and healed the bladder infection. Eventually, my need to take the remedy was reduced and I rarely, if ever, got another bladder infection.

While I continued seeing the homeopath for other conditions, I found that the remedies sometimes worked, but an effective remedy couldn’t always be found. That’s when I tried acupuncture.

My acupuncturist effectively helped me with a range of problems. Whether I had a common cold, debilitating menstrual cramps or shoulder pain due to a repetitive use injury, I always felt better following my acupuncture session. Along with symptom relief, I also felt a sense of well-being. At that point, I knew it was my destiny to become an acupuncturist.

Today, acupuncture is my go-to for every ailment affecting my family. Before I became an acupuncturist, my husband, who has chronic back pain due to a ruptured disc in his low back, had episodes of severe pain that prevented him from working. All he could do was take pain killers and muscle relaxers and lay in bed. Now, after treating his back pain in the initial pain stage, the frequency between his back pain episodes has decreased and he no longer needs pain killers or muscle relaxers and doesn’t miss work due to back pain. Acupuncture has been a life saver for my family!

Outside The Office

When I am not in the office or studying about alternative health and acupuncture I am practicing aikido, biking, hiking, working in the garden or playing Settlers of Catan or Pente with my husband and family.

My love of acupuncture is only exceeded by my love of learning. As a result, I spend a lot of time attending continuing education training or acupuncture conferences. Here is where I have trained the last several years:

  • Scott Richardson, Acupoint Injection Therapy
  • Lillian Bridges, Face Reading Shen Module
  • Marc Kalan, Western Reproductive Medicine for Eastern Medicine Practitioners
  • Nurit Winkler, Reproductive Endocrinology and Assisted Reproduction Tech
  • Lillian Bridges, Face Reading Jing Module
  • Lillian Bridges, Face Reading Qi Module
  • Martha Lucas, Pulse Diagnosis: Balancing and Feedback
  • Sankey Mikio, Advance Esoteric Acupuncture
  • Sankey Mikio, Esoteric Acupuncture Foundations
  • Poney Chiang, Neuro Meridian Integrative Acupuncture
  • Scott Richardson, Orthopedic Strategies: Lower Extremities
  • Andy Rosenfarb, Advanced Micro Acupuncture 48 Master’s Training
  • Pacific Symposium 2018
  • White Pine Institute Graduate Mentorship Program
  • Orthopedic Acupuncture Symposium
  • Andy Rosenfarb, Foundations of Micro Acupuncture 48
  • Susan Weizenbaum, Treating Cancer Patients with Chinese Herbs
  • Pacific Symposium 2017
  • Henry McCann, Bloodletting Therapy in Chinese Medicine
  • Henry McCann, Tung’s Acupuncture for Pain Management
  • Susan Johnson, Best of Master Tung’s Master Points
  • Kiiko Matsumoto, Exploring Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex
  • Micheal Young, Introduction to Injection Therapy
  • Diana Horowitz, Foundations of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture
  • Si Yuan, Eileen Han, Advanced Track, Balance Method
  • Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture
  • Greg Cicciu, Pulse Diagnosis Workshop
  • Thomas Richardson, Pulse Diagnosis of Extraordinary Vessels & 6 Channels
  • Stephen Brown, Introduction to Meridian Therapy
  • Dr. Richard Tan, Balance Method