I discovered my passion for medicine at a young age. In 1996 I began pre-requisites for my goal, at the time, of studying naturopathic medicine, and in 2001 received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Botanical Studies at the University of Montana.
My love of montana kept me there employed as a research botanist and owner
of a small native landscaping business. I also co-partnered an eco-friendly building company before moving to Boulder in 2009 to continue my path in medicine.
I earned a Masters degree in Acupuncture from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado completing ~ 3,000 hours of education including ~ 1,000 hours of clinical practice treating patients under supervision.
My primary training, certification & fundamental Foundation is based in the Theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Meridian Theory & Oriental Nutrition. I supplement my practice with Esoteric Acupuncture, 5 Element theory, Auriculotherapy, Meridian Balancing Techniques, Akabane method & Sports Medicine. I use a variety of supplemental techniques including Shiatsu, Moxabustion, Cupping, Guasha, Electrical Stimulation, and Bleeding techniques when appropriate. I often incorporate a combination of Reiki, QiGong, &/or Sound Healing Frequencies in my Sessions.
Further Supportive trainings include certification in Esoteric Acupuncture. I have found that integrating specific geometric patterns in my sessions allow access to deeper, more profound, and overall better results. I am also a certified Wholistic Doula and have training in Hakomi Therapy. Both of the latter certifications deeply support the work I do in Fertility and Women's Health.
My personal journey in fertility has lead me on my path supporting women through Fertility including Pre-conception, Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth Support, as well as specializing in IntraUterine Insemination (IUI) & In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Support through Acupuncture, Herbs, & presencing the overall Emotional impact of the Journey. I also provide Fertility Consultations for Women, Men, & Families.
I am certified as a Diplomate in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) including certification in Clean Needle Technique (ensuring safe handling practices). I am also licensed by the State of Colorado.