The first time I met an acupuncturist, I was in nursing school attending a conference on New Age mind/body medicine.
Knowing nothing about acupuncture at the time, I was drawn to a display table promoting a practitioner from England. For some reason I felt inspired to attend his workshop. Once there, I was so impressed with his theories and treatments that I wound up assisting him for the next three years while I finished school and he came over from England to run clinics. Although I vowed I would someday learn this amazing art, the process took awhile.
I stayed in nursing for over twelve years and ultimately came to acupuncture with a solid foundation in modern medicine, having worked in OB/GYN, oncology, cardiac care, a transplant unit, a dermatology unit, critical care, home care, hospice, psychiatry, and a stint in a gym doing wellness care. This background continues to serve me well in understanding the strengths of both eastern and western systems and working to harness those strengths to benefit my patients.
Education & Experience
Undergraduate Degree, BSN from Georgetown University, Registered Nurse.
Masters of Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute, recently re-named the Maryland University of Integrative Health.
- Member, Maryland Acupuncture Society.
- In practice since 1996
- Licensed to practice acupuncture in Maryland.
An amazing experience unfolds on the treatment table. I know how much I appreciate the time with my patients, so I decided to ask a sampling of patients: "In one sentence, what do YOU like about acupuncture?" Here are their unedited answers.
I don’t know yet, but my big toe sure is invigorated!
This is kind of a cheesy answer, but I like you! And I like the energy I feel after I leave.
It has consistently improved my quality of life and helps me to feel better.
I like the way it helped me, my body, recover from everything I’ve been doing to myself.
While acupuncture has provided me with relief from stress, headaches, anxiety, back pain, and general malaise, the best result I have had is the relief from hot flashes when going through menopause. You can quote me on that!!
Saved my life…It gives me the balance I need to live the life I am called to…I haven’t been sick even though I’ve had one of the busiest years of my life. I’ve been much more balanced in terms of my energy level in spite of my wacky schedule!
Probably the peace…the peaceful, easy feeling when I leave here…I’m in heaven.
Acupuncture-what a change it made in my life, for better! Who knew!
It’s a time just for me.
There’s a calmness about me after I have had a treatment.