Certified and Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc.)
Thank you for being here. Here's a place to get to know me, so that you can feel confident and trusting that I have the necessary experience and qualifications to help you!
Becoming a Licensed Acupuncturist is no simple thing. I have passed the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) exams after my three-year advanced degree program in the UK. I have been in practice as an acupuncturist for over 10 years and before that ran a holistic clinic offering aromatherapy and various types of deep tissue massage. I have treated thousands of patients, like you who are seeking effective, natural and lasting relief for their health concerns. Whether it be for serious conditions like, stroke, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's or hormonal imbalances that have impaired your fertility or quality of life, I know that acupuncture is helpful and effective medicine.
And I am devoted to learning all I can to help you. I have completed numerous advanced post-graduate trainings with a variety of teachers and systems: Dr. Tan's Balance Method, NatureChild Postgraduate certificate, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. Most recently I trained extensively with John Tindle, who is a master herbalist and acupuncturist, as well as a profoundly talented Shaman. I also hold recognised qualifications in Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Counselling, and Massage.
My style of treatment is mainly TCM-based as taught by my professors from Bejing, but I bring together elements of all my years of training and experience to create the optimal healing experience and environment for each individual.
For over 11 years, I have been teaching tai chi and qigong in a variety of classes and workshop venues across the world. I believe in community and gave of my time and expertise volunteering for World Medicine providing treatments in a SW London community centre in the aftermath of the tragedy at Grenfell Towers. I serve as a board member of ACMAC (Association of Community and Multi-bed Acupuncture clinics).
On a personal note, I have recently relocated from London to Pocatello Idaho to be closer to family. I enjoy the vast nature that surrounds me here in SW Idaho and am in awe of the outdoor pursuits that I can enjoy here!
How I work
Life throws us endless challenges, with many highs and lows. We all will face illness and discomfort at some point, so best to find intelligent ways to deal calmly and work with our body's natural capacity for healing rather than suppress symptoms with drugs. No need for a hammer when a small tap will do the job. I'm here to activate your body's innate healing wisdom.
I have many tools to help you get more flow and clarity as you journey onwards, but I also am happy to refer patients for whom my skills are not the best fit.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you as you find a path to greater vitality and health.