I graduated from the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute in 2014. My clinical internships were at The UB Acupuncture Clinic, Montefiore Hospital in New Rochelle, and School Sisters of Notredame in Wilton, CT. I treated a diversity of patients in each setting.
I served as a licensed registered dental hygienist in 1998-2019. I enjoy and understand how preventive medicine & lifestyle play a key role in our quality of life. The body functions as a unified, intelligent organism. Traditional Chinese Medicine offers an incredibly personalized approach to understanding, diagnosing & treating the body.
On a personal note, I give special thanks to my parents. My parents flew for TWA and shared a mutual admiration for world history and culture. I grew up with respect for education, the world, and the natural dignity, beauty, and complexity of human beings. I travel to China regularly to live with family and learn more about Chinese arts, philosophy, cooking, medicine, and culture. I would love to share it with you!
Education and Certifications
University of Bridgeport Acupuncture - 2014
The Master of Science in Acupuncture degree program’s goal is to provide acupuncture and TCM training consistent with the developing traditions on Asia and the growing modern health care system in the United States.
University of Bridgeport Fones School of Dental Hygiene - 1998
Established in 1949 and accredited since 1953, the Fones School of Dental Hygiene is in full accordance with the principles established by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.
I believe in respect for nature, and the body's natural abilities to heal. I believe I am a small but important part of a client's journey. I believe in sensing and supporting people's highest selves, and in compassion and empathy. I believe in the natural dignity of human beings, and of life itself.
I am grateful to offer my services to those people willing to trust in their body's wisdom, and in the benefits of a supportive community. I aim to continually improve my knowledge and skills. I learn a lot from each person, each session; and from working with my own body every day.
I enjoy appreciating each person, their body as is, sharing mutual goals for improvement, releasing what is not needed, and building on what is working beautifully. There is a holistic sense during each session, that good things are happening throughout the body. Self-healing is a powerful, and yet gentle and steady force. Each modality offers something unique, such as acupuncture, moxa, massage, cupping, hot stones, tuning forks... talking, listening, feeling, understanding. They all blend together wonderfully for a relaxing, clearing and nourishing experience.