Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
A Diplomate of Oriental Medicine is a practitioner who is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) and has met the certification requirements for both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. It is a considerable professional achievement to earn the designation Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). NCCAOM certification indicates to employers, patients, and peers that one has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture and Chinese herbology as defined by the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession. For additional information, about the Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, please visit the NCCAOM Website.
California Licensed Acupuncturist
The State of California holds some of the highest standards of Acupuncture licensure in the country. Their rigorous testing and eligibility requirements help ensure excellence in the field of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Certified Massage Therapist
In 2000, I became Certified in Advanced Massage Therapy at the Western Institute of Science and Health in San Francisco. The thorough 630 hour program layed the foundation for my bodywork practice, including training in Swedish, Shiatsu, and Sports Massage. I have also been trained in Deep Tissue, Acupressure, Tui Na, and Pre & Post Natal Massage. With over 15 years of experience, strong hands, and an intuitive fluid touch, my massage work is both deeply relaxing and delivers therapeutic results. I work with injuries as well as prevention and tailor my work to each individual’s needs.