The I in illness is isolation, and the crucial letters in wellness are we. ~Author unknown, as quoted in Mimi Guarneri, The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing
Since childhood I have been interested in history and holistic health. I spent my 20’s working as an archaeologist and artifact illustrator, during one of my first paying “gigs” I sustained a back injury that lingered for 7 years. In 1999 I finally tried acupuncture and the pain was gone after one treatment! I immediately started training to become an acupuncturist and have been in love with the medicine ever since.
I currently specialize in fertility and women’s health, did you know studies have shown infertility to be as painful & stressful as a divorce or losing a loved one? It’s true, fertility issues can be very isolating, anxiety inducing, and painful. I help couples get “baby ready” with acupuncture, nutritional advice, and supplements so they can optimize success before trying to conceive. I also help couples in every stage of A.R.T (assisted reproductive technology) such as providing acupuncture at your IVF clinic during a frozen embryo transfer.
Helping couples conceive is incredibly rewarding, and I love how Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine helps support the mind and body through every phase of the process. I’m incredibly grateful to have a job that allows me to help people build families and live pain free!
In my spare time I volunteer with Voices for Children as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). If you are interested in helping local foster youth please click here.
- Owner of Life Spark Fertility Acupuncture
- California state licensed acupuncturist and herbalist
- Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
- Diplomate of Acupuncture with the National Certificate Commission for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
- Professional Member of Resolve-The National Infertility Association