As a child, I always wanted to become a doctor. However, life steered me down paths I did not anticipate, and led me to discover avenues of healing arts that were both astonishing, and inspiring.
In my teens and as a young adult, I was plagued with chronic medical problems that left me fatigued and frequently ill. After exhausting allopathic medical options, and experiencing no significant improvements in my health, I came to a crossroads: continue on my existing path, heading towards an M.D. degree and practicing a system of medicine that had failed me; or venture into unexplored territories. I ultimately chose to investigate branches of alternative medicine, that (at the time) I had viewed as illogical, irrational, or unscientific.
What I discovered was a world of incredible healing potential, founded in four thousand years of clinical experience and scholarly writings: the realm of acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). I discovered that what science cannot yet fully explain, actually arises from a lack of existing technology refined or advanced enough to detect the subtle energetic components of this ancient system of medicine, which is much more readily understood within the theories of cutting-edge, quantum energetic physics, than simple Newtonian science. My skepticism gave way to a new awareness, and I entered the world of acupuncture and Chinese Herbology to find an arena of tremendous hope and healing. I discovered that Traditional Chinese Medicine enhances our natural healing ability; and has the capacity to restore not just the body, but also the mind and spirit.
The clinic at Deerfield Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine has been created to provide you with wellness care in an environment that recognizes you as a unique human being. I enjoy crafting specific treatment protocols for each individual. Your health concerns deserve more than a 5-minute rushed encounter, and you are not just another number. Over the years, the practice has grown to embrace multiple modalities that mutually complement each other, and to integrate modern, integrative, medical technology with ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Education: University of Colorado, Boulder, B.A.- Biology, Psychology, 1996; Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine, B.A. Health Sciences, Masters Oriental Medicine 2004; Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fellowship, 2005
Clinical Experience: 2004-2005, HealthEast Oriental Medicine, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 2005-2006 Brickell Chiropractic Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 2006-2009 Therapeutic Life Concepts, N. Miami Beach, FL; 2006-Present private practice in Deerfield Beach, FL.