I discovered Chinese medicine shortly after moving to Portland to complete my undergraduate studies. I began my journey as a patient, but after several years of being an increasingly curious patient I found myself drawn into the formal study of this medicine. In Chinese medicine, I found tools that helped me to transform myself, and which I have seen lead to dramatic positive shifts in patients. As a long-time community activist, I found myself wanting to help people on a more personal level, and in a way that would lead to lasting changes in people’s lives.
I have been blessed to study with fantastic teachers, both at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM/formerly NCNM) and abroad. My closest teachers, Roger Batchelor and Brandt Stickley, are both dedicated community health workers who focus on patient-centered care. Their acupuncture and herbal strategies have helped me to deeply listen to a patient’s experience and provide effective and affirming treatment for a wide range of injuries and ailments. I have trained in the Shen-Hammer pulse system with Stephen Higgins. This system is particularly focused on helping to diagnose and treat emotional disturbances. Recently I also traveled to China to attend lectures from the renowned herbalist Li Xin and the acclaimed acupuncturist Sylvie Morant.
In 2022-2023 I completed my Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This included concentration in fertility, chronic pain, oncology, and hospice care.
Insurance and fees:
I am in-network with the following insurance companies:
Triwest (veteran's affairs)
I can also bill out of network for Moda, if your plan permits out-of-network billing (PPO plan).
I am not in-network with Kaiser, which includes Kaiser OHP.
My cash rate is $150 for new and $125 for returning patients.