I am a practitioner of Chinese Medicine and massage therapist, and my goal is to help you feel good in mind, body, and spirit.
Beginning in mid-June I will be back in San Diego practicing from within the Taoist Sanctuary located at 4229 Park Blvd, San Diego, 92103. Since I left the area in 2016 I have grown a lot professionally and personally and I am looking forward to reconnecting with old patient and friends and making new ones!
Integral to my method are treatments which focus on unraveling tension patterns in the body with breathing techniques and manual therapy such as massage, cupping, and gua sha in order to create a maximum physical effect.
Although I am currently working towards a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, as well as a post-graduate specialization in auto-immune skin disorders (dermatology), I consider myself to be a general practitioner and frequently treat orthopedic issues, gastrointestinal issues, autoimmune disorders, and offer general maintenance feelings for the times when you think that you could feel a little better, think a little clearer, and be a little more efficient in in your life.
I am affiliated with the Veteran's Administration and enjoy treating veterans and civilians alike. In the past I accepted many types of insurance, but the downside of taking insurance is that it takes away from time with patients - which is why I do what I do. With that said, I am happy to help you get payment from your insurcance and accept cash, checks, and credit cards.
here's a little about me:
I have been a practitioner and student of Thai bodywork since 2011 and, in 2013 received my Master's Degree in Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine as well as a certification of training in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Chengdu University in China. Throughout my education I received specialty training in integrative healthcare settings working with patients who have chronic pain conditions, auto-immune disorders, infectious and internal diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, and orthopedic and neurological pain syndromes.
Aside from Chinese Medicine, my professional background includes graduate-level research in the history of medicine (awarded UCSD 2007), and object conservation at the Library of Congress and National Gallery of Art from 2003-2006 following my undergraduate work in fine art and the history of art (awarded 2003 University of Maryland). Currently, and outside of my private practice I research and write about various topics related to Chinese medicne and the sociology of medicine. I love cooking, baking, and making things in general. I also practice Chen style Taiji Chuan and repair stringed musical instruments.