I specialize in acupuncture methods that combine gentleness with great efficacy. My consultation style is client-centered and solution-focused as I believe this is the best strategy for helping clients make positive changes towards alleviating their health issues.
Why I’m an acupuncturist
Being an acupuncturist is not just a job for me; it’s a vocation and a passion. I love to help people who value their health and strive to realize their potential.
I see people not only as they present themselves in illness, but more importantly, as they would like to be in balance in every aspect of their lives. The treatments I provide are aimed to help my clients move toward this state of health and balance.
Education and professional life
I am a graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture, where I completed the core curriculum in Chinese Acupuncture as well as studies in the area of Japanese Acupuncture Styles and Chinese Herbal Medicine. I am certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and am licensed to practice by the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners.
Acupuncture & Natural Healing Therapies was formed in 2006 and it is where I maintain my private clinical practice. The passion to open Acupuncture & Natural Healing Therapies came from my desire and drive to run a clinic that would encompass and reflect my belief in restoring balance in one’s life. One of my goals is to educate, excite and raise consciousness about the effectiveness of complementary health care practices.
Drawing upon the works of Kiko Matsumoto, Dr. Richard Tan, Shudo Denmai, Yoshio Manaka, Tom Tam, other seasoned practitioners, and my own clinical experience, I am applying acupuncture techniques that incorporate effective clinical approaches from ancient as well as modern acupuncture practices.
My style is very practical due to its focus on immediate palpable changes in the patient’s body. I pay particular attention to the relationship between acupuncture and Western medical theories. Such a relationship is confirmed through palpation as a means for verification of treatable acupuncture points. Acupuncture points should be chosen only if they have a positive effect on the body, verified by palpation, pulse-taking or other measurable changes.
In addition, I choose the intensity of the acupuncture treatment according to the needs and preferences of my client. My methods range from non-insertion techniques (utilizing “touching” needles, tiger warmers, lasers, and magnets), to more stimulating practices ( using chinese needle techniques, pachi-pachi, and electrical stimulation). The health and well-being of my client is always my top priority.