My interest in natural medicine began as a child. My father, a math professor, pursued posts around the world and the family landed in Paris. It was here that I had a profound firsthand experience with natural healing when my French doctor recommended discontinuing dairy as treatment for my recurrent ear infections. When I was nineteen, healing from a near-fatal bike accident in Santa Fe required rehabilitation – including acupuncture. Combined with my concurrent exposure to osteopathy while enrolled in bodywork school, cemented my passion for understanding and working with the human body.
I have practiced manual medicine and bodywork since 1995, and acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine since 2001. From 2005 to 2011, I was on faculty at two Bay Area TCM colleges where I taught anatomy, orthopedic acupuncture, advanced channel theory, and pain management. My current interests are in cranial and visceral manipulation and the dynamic interplay between the nervous system, internal organs and the musculoskeletal system.
In my years of practice in the Bay Area, I have developed a diverse and loyal following, comprised of professional musicians, dancers, yogis, restauranteurs, athletes, children, the elderly, and those with severe chronic illnesses. I’ve practiced at Farmacopia in Santa Rosa, CA since 2011.