If you are thinking about starting acupuncture treatment, the most important thing for you to know is that I love being an acupuncturist. I was called to this work many years ago, and I find it to be immensely rewarding.
I received my B.A. in psychology from the University of California at Davis in 1970. After that, I explored nature in Oregon (working for the U.S Forest Service) and then urban life, t’ai chi and meditation in New York City (working in management). I first experienced acupuncture as a patient, and I was so moved by the changes in me that I soon enrolled in acupuncture school.
Regarding my qualifications, “M.Ac.”means that I received a Master of Acupuncture degree from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute, now called Tai Sophia Institute, in 1989. “L.Ac.”means that the State of Maryland licenses me to practice acupuncture. “Dipl.Ac.”means that I passed the national acupuncture examination and keep that certification current with continuing education each year.
Besides my private practice, I have been privileged since 1989 to serve as a faculty member of Tai Sophia Institute, where I teach in the classroom and supervise in the student clinic. I am also an instructor for the national-level “Clean Needle Technique” course and a member of the Maryland Acupuncture Society. I have been studying and teaching t’ai chi since 1975 and I am an active volunteer and past Board member of the national T’ai Chi Foundation.
Whether you have physical or emotional concerns, we will work together for you to feel better. Once you are feeling better, I will support you in staying better. I promise to do more than treat your symptom or just one part of your body. Together we will look at the whole of you, and I will design a course of treatment with you that aims to change everything for the better: body, mind and spirit.
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