My approach to medicine and healthcare has been shaped by my life experiences and reinforced with excellent training. Growing up with a spiritual teacher and healer for a mother, an alcoholic father, and an Emergency Room nurse for a stepfather provided me with a tremendous education.
My biological father showed me the disastrous effects of addiction and the fragility of the human body. In the end, he tried to clean up his diet and life, but it was too late. My father’s early passing motivates me to educate people before it’s too late. My mother showed me the healing power of an organic whole food diet and plant based medicine. She also showed me the power of intention and that we are all much more than our physical bodies. My stepfather taught me about the advantages and limitations of modern medicine.
I was fortunate be able to travel the world while studying at Penn State including trips to Italy, Spain and Peru. I also visited China, Japan and Africa when I was studying Traditional Chinese Medicine. It’s eye-opening to see how medicine is practiced in different places. Many cultures do not prioritize money over healthcare. In China and Japan, medicine is based equally on tradition and modern science, and in Europe, the governments are more effective in protecting people from the profit-driven monopoly that dominates conventional medicine in the U.S.
My goal as a clinician is to work with all forms of medicine to offer the best available options for each patient based on their needs. I relish the opportunity to provide information that empowers people to live their healing potential every day. I also embrace the need for continuous education, not only in Traditional Chinese Medicine, but also Injection Therapy, Nutrition, Food Therapy, Aromatherapy, Energy Healing, and related areas. My enthusiasm for learning about natural healing methods is an investment that benefits my current and future patients.