National and California Board Certified



California State Acupuncture License #12790, 2008
National Certification in Acupuncture (NCCAOM), 2002
National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA), 2000
Hepatitis C Certified Practitioner, 2006

Job Experience

Jan. 2009 – Present – Private Acupuncture Practice, Los Angeles, CA
Specialize in the treatment of liver disease, depression, anxiety, and pain as well as a variety of other immune, gynecological, respiratory, and musculoskeletal disorders.  Techniques used are acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, auricular therapy, electrical stimulation, and TCM herbal medicine and nutrition.

June 2002 – May 2007 – Private Acupuncture Practice, Seattle, WA
Focus on the treatment of depression, anxiety, liver detoxification and liver disease, as well as stress, musculoskeletal, endocrine, immune and gynecological disorders.

Dec. 2006 – May 2007 – Abundant Spring Fertility Clinic, Bellevue, WA
Office Manager.  Responsible for checking patients in and out, maintaining a supplement and herbal inventory, answering patient questions regarding acupuncture and fertility while maintaining strict confidence.


Sept. 1999 – Dec. 2002 – Bastyr University, Seattle, WA
Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  Extensive didactic and clinical training in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Completed over 450 hours in Western clinical sciences.  Internship at Shanghai teaching hospital studying Chinese herbs with a focus on Hepatitis.

Sept. 1998 – April 1999 – Beijing University, Tokyo, Japan.
Studied acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

Sept. 1992 – June 1997 – Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Bachelor of Arts in English literature.

Sept. 1995 – June 1996 – Hunter College, New York, NY
Studied Biology and literature.

Volunteer Experience

Aug. 2000 – Aug. 2007 – Alternative Healthcare Access Campaign, Seattle, WA
Practitioner, Site Coordinator, Fundraiser.  Coordinated healthcare at Peace on the Streets For Kids on the Streets, a homeless youth shelter, which included providing acupuncture treatments, planning fundraisers for medical supplies, and recruiting volunteers.