Welcome to my website! I would be honored to be a part of your health care team and support you in creating a healthy and vibrant life. I have temporarily “suspended” my in-person acupuncture practice as part of the global effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

But no worries….Chinese medicine is so much more than needles! I’m still here to support you and am offering online wellness sessions through Zoom or on the phone. The main emphasis is on Stress Reduction. I have lots of tools to help! To schedule, please call me at 831-212-3090.

Each session includes:

Overview of Chinese Medicine principles with ideas to support sleep, guide wise nutritional choices, and decrease stress.
A Guided Meditation for deep relaxation with body scan and breathing exercises
Qi Gong or stretches specifically for your situation
“Homework” consisting of a stretches and a short acupressure routine

If appropriate, I can prescribe herbs and supplements.

I’d love to be on your health team! Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

Free 15 Minute Consultation
Please contact me at 831-212-3090 or email me using my secure contact form for a free fifteen-minute consultation to talk about your specific situation.

Feel free to check the website more about me. The testimonials should give you a good idea as to my treatment approach. If you would like to be on my monthly mailing list please fill out the Contact page. I will send you my once a month educational newsletter as well as special announcements about upcoming classes and other events.

If you have any questions, please ask. I am here to help! 

We serve patients from the following nearby cities: Capitola, Aptos, Soquel, Felton, Watsonville, Bonny Doon

Ideas for Stress Relief

This is an article I wrote for the last issue of The Road Runner, the newsletter of the Santa Cruz County Cycling Club. I thought it could be of benefit to a wider audience so here ya go!


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Traveling the Energetic Highway: What Are Meridians?

Traveling the Energetic Highway: What Are Meridians?

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a system that seems quite foreign to many in the Western world. However, this medical system has been around for over 3,500 years, in comparison to the Western medical system, which has been around since the 19th century. One of the concepts of TCM is that of the meridian or energetic pathways. This

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Opioid Addiction: What Is It and Why Is It Prevalent Today

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Opioids. A word all too common to today’s society. Since the late 1990s, the number of opioid-related deaths has increased dramatically, having taken the lives of nearly 64,000 Americans each year.

The opioid epidemic is considered to be the deadliest crisis in United States history and overdoses have also become the leading cause-of-death in people under the

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