I believe that finding the root of medical problems and treating the source of disease, as well as empowering people to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing, will allow people to stop focusing on their own problems and look outward to heal the world around them. I work with families to help create a healthy foundation from which to grow, using acupuncture, herbal medicine, essential oils, exercise and nutrition.
When I began receiving acupuncture for shoulder tendonitis at the age of 25, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it also helped with the digestive problems I had suffered since I was 7 years old, and the insomnia that plagued me throughout my teenage and early adult years.
After the birth of my son I was inspired to use natural means to heal his ailments whenever possible, to help him avoid pharmaceutical interventions when appropriate. I’ve continued my post-graduate training in pediatrics to expand my knowledge and ability to provide parents with safe, effective and natural solutions for their children’s health problems.
I believe we need to find and treat the root of our problems and heal them, beginning at a young age, rather than treating symptoms with medications without eliminating the source of the problem. I treat men and women of all ages in all stages of life. It is my intention is to help people live symptom free or symptom managed lives without having to rely on pharmaceutical interventions.
I graduated from the prestigious Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York in 2010 with a Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine. I am also a 2005 graduate of the renowned Swedish Institute of Allied Health with an Associates in Occupational Studies in Massage Therapy. I have extensively studied pediatric acupuncture with Robin Green of the Center for Acupuncture Pediatrics. I am also spending time working with essential oils as it relates to Chinese medicine through studies in Aroma Acupoint Therapy with Peter Holmes. I have a special certification in pre and perinatal massage therapy from Body Therapy Associates and have spent a great deal of time learning and practicing myofascial release.
In addition to my practice at Soul Sprout Family Acupuncture, I am also employed as an Integrative Therapist in the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Department at St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ.