Ancient Medicine for Modern People.
For as long as I can remember I’ve been intrigued by health and the interplay between our physical and emotional bodies. Growing up in the Chicago area I just never had a model for anything other than mainstream medicine. When I learned that many modern medicines are derived from plants and that plant medicine used to be the norm, a whole other layer to the world opened up to me. However, I just assumed natural medicine was a thing of the past. At night I would actually lie in my bed and try to will my yard to grow into a prairie full of native plants that I could learn about.
As soon as I finished High School I made my way here to Olympia WA and The Evergreen State College where I completed my Bachelor’s degree in ecology. Not long after I graduated I experienced a period of profound loss and change. In that Time it was acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine that got me through an extremely difficult time. Not only was I healing my body but, I was brought back to my first loves of plants and medicine. My own healing process led me to my life’s work.
As soon as I was able I started checking out Chinese medicine schools. I quickly found my place at The Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences in Nelson, BC. Where I completed a four-year graduate degree in Traditional Chinese medicine. As a practitioner I believe that all our bodies have their own innate healing ability. It is my job to find whatever imbalances and disruptions are effecting your system and correct them so your body can tap into its ability to heal.