Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine – Bartlett Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine – Scarborough, ME, 2013 – Present
Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist, Private Practice – Asheville Center for Chinese Medicine – Asheville, NC,  2001-2013


Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine (DACM) – San Diego CA, 2017
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Master of Science of Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) – San Diego CA, 2001
University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts (BA), 1984

Board Certification

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

Acupuncture Licensure

Maine State License with Custom Made Chinese Herbal Medicine


Diagnosis and Treatment of Heat Diseases – Giovanni Maciocia, LAc, San Diego, CA, 2019
Treating Autoimmune Disorders with Chinese Herbal Medicine
– Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc, Corbett, OR, 2018
Gu Syndrome: Strategies for Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease, Parasites and Chronic Inflammatory Conditions
– Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc, Corbett, OR, 2018
Effectively Deciphering the Hot Flash Utilizing Chinese Medicine
– Brian Grossman, LAc, 2018
Chinese Herbal Compounding & Safety  – Washington, DC, 2018
Planetary Herbology Series – Dr. Michael Tierra, Ben Lomand, CA, 2015

Gastroinestinal Disorders, Respiratory Disorders, Neurological and Neuromuscular Disorders

Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) – Dr. Devi Nambudripad, Buena Park, CA, 2013-2015

Basic & Advanced Level 1, NAET Symposium – Anaphylactic Case Management Using NAET & Acupuncture Techniques
NAET Advanced Immune System Modulation, NAET Advanced Managing Vision Impairment

Introduction to Dermatology & Specialize in Dermatology  – Mazin Al-Khafaji, LAc – NY, NY, 2004 & 2014
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

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) for Personal Care Products – Chris Reedy, AB Tech – Asheville, NC, 2013
Herbal Preparations & Pao Zhi (Herbal Processing) Techniques – Joe Hollis – Burnsville, NC, 2012
Herbal Preparations – Rebecca Vann, AB Tech – Asheville, NC, 2012
Pulsynergy – Dr. Jimmy Chang – Los Angeles, CA, 2012
Chronic Stress, Depression & Fatigue – Robert Doane, LAc – Los Angeles, CA, 2010
East/West Approaches to HCV & Prevention of Liver Cancer – Misha Cohen, OMD – Los Angeles, CA, 2010
Herbal Alternatives to Drugs – Dr. John Chen – Wilmington, NC, 2008
Functional Medicine & TCM – Adrenal Exhaustion & Thyroid Disorders – Dr. Jake Fratkin, OMD – Asheville, NC, 2008
Female Infertility with Oriental Medicine – Victoria Koos, LAc – Asheville, NC, 2008
Enhancing Fertility with Acupuncture & Chinese Patent Medicine – Anastacia White, LAc – Lyndhurst, NJ, 2007
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
The Shan Han Lun in the Modern Clinic – Craig Mitchell – Raleigh, NC, 2006
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

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

Treatment of Eye Diseases with Chinese Medicine
– Dr. Marc Grossman and Michael Edson, LAc – Charlotte NC, 2003
Tumor/Cancer & Parkinson’s Diseases – Dr. Zhi Liang Huo, American Academy of TCM – Winter Park  FL, 2002
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

“Chinese Medicine for Mood Disorders: Depression, Aniety, Insomnia, Stress” – Maine Behavioral Healthcare – Brunswick, ME 2104
“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
“Healthy Eating for the Cool Months” Natural Awakenings, January 2015
“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


Maine Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine – Board of Directors (2018)
Nambudripad’s Allergy Research Foundation – Member
Western North Carolina Acupuncture Society – Founder
UCLA Alumni Association – Life Member
Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae