Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist, Private Practice – Asheville Center for Chinese Medicine – Asheville, NC


Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, MSTOM–San Diego CA, 2001
University of California, Los Angeles, BA, 1984

Board Certification

National Certification Commission of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine–Diplomate in Oriental Medicine

Acupuncture Licensure

North Carolina State License


Pulsynergy – Dr. Jimmy Chang – Los Angeles, CA, 2012
The Balance Method – Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan – Asheville, Raleigh & Wilmington NC, Atlanta, GA 2007-2010

Basic Balance: Musculo-Skeletal Pain, Global Balance for Internal Disorders, Seasonal Balance, Meridian Conversion, Balancing the Five Elements, Balancing the Eight Extra Meridians, Advanced Day in Dr. Tan’s Clinic, Female Disorders, Scalp Acupuncture, Qi Cultivation, Master Tong’s Point

East/West Appoaches to HCV & Prevention of Liver Cancer – Misha Cohen, OMD – Los Angeles, CA, 2010
Tumor/Cancer & Parkinson’s Diseases – Dr. Zhi Liang Huo, American Academy of TCM – Winter Park  FL. 2002
Treating Female Infertility with Oriental Medicine – Victoria Koos, LAc – Asheville, NC, 2008
Enhancing Fertility with Acupuncture & Chinese Patent Medicine – Anastacia White, LAc – Lyndhurst, NJ, 2007
Specialize in Dermatology – Mazin Al-Khafaji, LAc – New York NY, 2004
Treatment of Eye Diseases with Chinese Medicine – Dr. Marc Grossman and Michael Edson, LAc – Charlotte NC, 2003
Chronic Stress, Depression & Fatigue – Robert Doane, LAc – Los Angeles, CA, 2010
Functional Medicine & TCM – Adrenal Exhaustion & Thyroid Disorders – Dr. Jake Fratkin, OMD – Asheville, NC, 2008
Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis & Functional Endocrinology– Dr. Datis Kharrazian –Charlotte, NC, 2006-8
Lab Evaluation I & II – Dr. Connie Ross, Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts – Asheville, NC, 2006-7
Herbal Alternatives to Drugs – Dr. John Chen – Wilmington, NC, 2008
Advanced Practitioner Training Program in Chinese Herbal Medicine – Kenneth Morris, LAc , Institute of Chinese      Herbology, Asheville, NC, 2003-4

Classic Tonic Herbs & Formulas for Qi & Blood Deficiency, Yin/Yang & Kidney Tonification
Liver Disharmonies, Spleen, Stomach and Digestive Problems, Herbs for Women

The Shan Han Lun in the Modern Clinic – Craig Mitchell – Raleigh, NC, 2006
Dr. Jeffrey Yuen, Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts – Asheville NC, 2004-2008

            Ling Shu, Nan Jing, Latent Heat, Sinew Meridians & Dao Yin Exercises

Advanced Studies & Translation of Chinese Classic Medical Texts – Dr. Min Fan, San Diego CA, 1999-2001

            Single Herbs, Shan Han Lun, Jin Gui Yao Lue, Wen Bing & Huang De Nei Jing: Chinese Translation

Invited Lectures & Appearances

“Traditional Chinese Medicine Applications for Decreasing Test Anxiety & Improving Memory,” UNC, Asheville, 2011
“When to Consider Acupuncture for Patients?”  MAHEC Residency Program – Asheville, NC, 2004
“Chinese Medicine’s Origins in Confucianism & Taoism,” A&B Technical College, Comparative Religions – Asheville, NC 2004
“Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine,” Wofford College – Spartanburg, SC, 2002
“Cupping and Chinese Herbology,” KUSI 9 News, Health Watch – San Diego CA, 2000

Publications, Writing, & Editorial Experience

Cultivating Health with Chinese Medicine, Blog, 2009-Present – Website, 2006-Present
Co-Editor, Acupuncture/TCM –, 2010-2011
Featured Blogger – Health & Wellness Channel, 2011
Contributing Blogger –, 2010-11
“Chinese Medicine Improves Blood Cell Counts for Cancer Patients," 2011
“Looking For Allergy Relief? Give Acupuncture a Try,” 2009
“Acupuncture: The Stress-Buster,” Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Newsletter, 2004
“Ask the Acupuncturist” Rapid River Magazine," Columnist, Asheville, North Carolina, 2002-6
Contributing Writer – Whole Health News, Asheville & Charlotte, North Carolina, 2004-5
Contributing Writer – PulseMed.Com, 2002-5


Western North Carolina Acupuncture Society – Founder
UCLA Alumni Association – Life Member
Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae

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