I’ve been working professionally in the health care field as a nurse since receiving my Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Seton Hall University over 30 years ago.
In conjunction with nursing I am an acupuncturist, licensed by the State of Maryland and board certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and a Chinese Herbalist.
I have successfully worked with patients suffering from a variety of ailments and conditions. My passion and specialty is working with patients who are experiencing pain. From my own experience with back and shoulder pain I chose to peruse continuing education in pain management and apply this knowledge to my practice.
To further expand my skills and knowledge of Oriental Medicine, I completed a 660 hour certification course in Chinese Herbal Medicine. I’m excited about the possibilities that this opens up for you. By adding this new dimension to my skills, I can now enhance you therapeutic results. This will enable you to reach your health goals quickly and completely.
In addition, I am certified in facial rejuvenation acupuncture. Different from cosmetic surgery this treatment enhances ones inner and outer beauty. By creating balance in the body, beauty appears on the face. Fine lines start to disappear, skin tones becomes even, the eyes brighten, and the face appears younger and healthier.
My commitment to you is to being your guide through your healing process. I will bring my knowledge of eastern and western medicine to focus on your needs and to support and enhance your own unique healing abilities.
My introduction to acupuncture was as a patient. I had hurt my shoulder at work and the pain persisted despite the medication and light exercise prescribed by my doctor. Since I had been curious, but skeptical, about acupuncture for some time, I decided to give it a try. I was impressed and amazed at the results, my shoulder began to heal. With additional treatments, the shoulder continued to improve until the pain and restricted motion it caused were no more than a faint memory. And there was more….
Not only did my shoulder heal, but I found that I was less anxious and better able to cope with some challenging issues in my professional and personal life. This experience was a wake up call to me, professionally. Not only did I appreciate acupuncture as a very remarkable and truly therapeutic medical procedure, I decided that I wanted to pursue it, in conjunction with my career as a nurse. I realized that, as an acupuncturist, I can work with you individually, and help you heal on more than just a physical level. Because of my experiences it became very clear to me that healing occurred on more than a physical level and through acupuncture I can help you access these other levels.
So, with 20 years of nursing experience behind me, I went back to school. I enrolled at the Tai Sophia Institute (TAI), the oldest accredited acupuncture school in the country, and completed my Master’s of Acupuncture degree in 2003.
I look forward to learning about you.