I started my studies of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine in 2000. For three years after graduating in 2003, I had a private practice in Poulsbo, WA. I moved to the Pioneer Valley in 2006, and was thrilled to find a space in Sharon Weizenbaum’s practice, White Pine Healing Arts. And not just any space, it came with an extensive herbal pharmacy which allowed me to continue my practice and study of Chinese Herbal Medicine, and I quickly realized that the space was large enough to accommodate the sliding-scale community clinic that I had been waiting for the right time and place to open. Shortly thereafter, in 2007, I started up Amherst Community Acupuncture. The mission and vision of this clinic has always been to allow as many people as possible in the community to benefit from good, thorough, attentive care with Acupuncture, Herbal medicine, Cupping, and Moxibustion. We’ve kept the price low all these years….
I have continued my study of this medicine since graduating from SIOM in 2003. I am regularly taking part in workshops and seminars with the likes of Kiiko Matsumoto, Nigel Dawes, Huang Huang, and Dan Bensky. My practice is always evolving, building on lessons learned from these great teachers, and lessons learned every day in my work with patients. I believe in a very interactive style of acupuncture practice, in which I am listening very carefully to my patients bodies, and adjusting and building the treatment around their needs, as I feel them in my hands. I do not specialize in the treatment of any particular conditions. On the contrary, I really enjoy the diversity of people and concerns that find their way into the clinic.