I practice a Japanese-style of acupuncture that is very gentle, yet highly effective. I work with many first-timers to acupuncture and enjoy explaining traditional Eastern physiology and helping take the fear out of the needles. Many people report that they don't even feel the needles going in and for this, I am grateful to my teachers.
With each treatment, we spend time discussing food and nutrition as this is a big part of Chinese medicine and healing without side effects. You may also receive recommendations on stretches or exercises to aid in your postural health. My goal is to share practical tips that can be easily integrated into your life such as delicious and healing recipes like the one provided below.
I am training for my 4th degree black belt and teach at Wild Crane Rising Martial Arts, a school for women and people who identify as trans, gender expansive and non-binary. I also enjoy teaching self defense, particularly how to stay calm during stressful situations. I'm passionate about making healthy food deliciously satisfying and easy which is why I'm constantly developing new, mostly plant-based, recipes. My partner, Jenn and I, get so much delight from our two chihuahuas and horse. In my free time, I love to hike the Oakland hills, play pickleball and create tiny worlds through terrariums.
Click on the button below for a recipe to nourish your Yin -- this helps with anxiety, sleeping problems, night sweats and prematurely greying hair.
Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist
Everyday Food As Medicine Trainer
Cooking Class Instructor
Martial Arts & Self Defense Instructor