I began my academic studies in the field of sustainable development, but after working in the field, I discovered it wasn’t the right fit for me. I was interested in finding effective ways to improve the quality of life while doing no harm and maintaining our planet in developing nations. But what I discovered was that this kind of change takes lots of time and has varying results. Discouraged, I began searching for a career that would allow me to be more immediately effective.
I discovered Traditional Chinese Medicine while trying to develop a center for preventative/complementary medicine in Brooklyn. While researching the different modalities I was hoping to offer at the center, I began to study the foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I found this truly holistic approach to medicine so compelling that I put the center on hold in order to earn my degree.
I attended Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where I earned a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine in 2007. I recently completed a two year clinical internship focusing on the treatment of internal disease, women’s health, infertility and orthopedics with Chinese herbal medicine. It is with gratitude and respect that I practice this truly holistic medicine.