What you can expect
My Approach on Acupuncture
I believe in using the right tool for the job
and rely on a variety of techniques in treatment. I feel this variety is important because each individual is unique in their wants and needs. For each patient, I adapt my skills in Chinese and Japanese therapies to effectively treat all types of patients from children to premier athletes. In addition to acupuncture and in order to expedite your recovery time I often recommend specialized exercises, dietary advice, and herbal formulas.
Conditions successfully treated with Acupuncture:Physical Pain Back / Lumbar / Sciatica / Neck / Shoulder / Knee / Carpal Tunnel / Tennis Elbow / Muscle Aches / Sprains / Strains / Osteoarthritis / Rheumatoid Arthritis / Fibromyalgia Emotional – Psychological Stress / Anxiety / Depression / Stop Smoking & Detox with NADA protocol Digestion Disorders / Heartburn / Acid Reflux / Nausea / Constipation / IBS / Weight Loss Women’s Health Fertility / Menopause / PMS / Menstrual Problems / UTI / Endometriosis / PCOS / Fibroids Head – Eyes – Ears – Nose – Throat Common Cold and Flu / Allergies / Sinus Problems / Headache / Migraine / Tinnitus / TMJ / Bell’s Palsy / Facial Pain / Vision Problems Cardiovascular Fatigue / Insomnia / Hypertension / Restlessness
Education and Professional Training Associates Degree in Science North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, ID Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, OR Diploma to practice acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, including the formulation of Chinese Herbs. Professional Experience Acupuncturist, Private Practice October 31, 2011 – present Private practice providing healthcare and pain relief through Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities such as Acupuncture, Herbs and Tuina. Certification / Licensure Licensed Acupuncturist by the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners to practice acupuncture in the state of Oregon. License # AC156585 Renewed bi-annually: Originally received: 10/2011 Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM.) National Board Certified in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Clean Needle Technique Licensed (CNT) licensed by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Certification 10/31/2010 at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine Administrator, CNT Workshop, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine 10/15/2011 Continuing Education M-Test: Clinical Application & Training by Dr. Yoshito Mukaino, MD, PhD Fukuoka University & University Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan Koshi Balancing: Manual Medicine and Acupuncture by Jeffrey Dann, PhD, LAc M-Test Seminar by Dr. Yoshito, Mukaino, MD, PhD at Bastyr University, Seattle WA
For some people who have never had acupuncture just the thought of needles is too much to overcome. I have to say I was skeptical prior to my first treatment. I was unfamiliar of the practice and nervous just thinking about needles, but I was in a considerable amount of pain and running out of effective options. My experience was positive, powerful and life changing on a number of levels It has since inspired to learn and share the medicine with as many people as possible. I take pride in working hard to create productive shared experience to return you to optimal health and happiness. I'm an attentive care giver and listen carefully to your health issues. I provide a care plan that's appropriate for your health needs and practical so you can recover in a timley manor. I enjoy providing a calm relaxing atmosphere especially for 1st time patients so you can at enjoy the experience of acupuncture. I believe this is possible through education of how the medicine works as well as my choice in needle products.