Education and Credentials
- New Jersey License # 25MZ00102300
- New York License # 004886-1
- NCCAOM Board Certified in Acupuncture, Herbology and Biomedicine
- Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine (formerly Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin), Austin, TX
- Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
- Certified LifeForce Tao of Medical Qigong Practitioner, Level 2
- Certified Dragon’s Way Instructor (a Qigong-based 6-week weight loss and wellness program based on traditional Chinese medicine)
- Certified Breast Cancer Prevention Project Trainer
- Acupuncture, Qigong
My first experience with traditional Chinese medicine was when I took a 6-week weight loss and stress management program that helped me to continue healing at a deeper level. I fell in love with the idea of whole-body, whole-mind healing.
Why did you choose the field you are in?
For many years I was struggling with several health challenges western medicine couldn’t answer. I had the good fortune of meeting an acupuncturist from China and regained my health through acupuncture, herbal medicine and Qigong – an ancient Chinese energy practice for internal health. For the first time I was optimistic about my health and it was exciting to discover that I could heal my body in ways I never thought imaginable. Because of this life-changing experience, I wanted to share this ancient healing wisdom with others.
Why did you choose Randolph Pain Relief & Wellness Center?
Acupuncture is often thought of as “alternative medicine” when in fact it is one of the oldest, complete medical systems that’s been in continuous use for thousands of years. It’s important for folks to be able to choose and combine the best of both medicines from the east and west.
I wanted to find a medical practice with the right mix of specialists who could offer an integrated approach to healthcare for their patients. Each treatment modality is an important part of the whole for the patient’s recovery process. It takes a village!
Why are you passionate about what you do?
I’m always in awe of the body’s innate wisdom to heal itself. Acupuncture is energy medicine. When you effect a change in one area of the body, you create a ripple effect that creates greater health and wellness, just as disease or injury can create a wider circle of physical impairments and discomforts. I love to see the cascading effect of positive results!
What’s more, I also love hearing patients’ “ah-ha” moments. When they realize that acupuncture has not only helped heal a physical problem, but that their healing has gone deeper to the level of spirit, it puts a smile on my face.