From South Philly to China to Berkeley
Learn about my background and love for Chinese Medicine.
Here's what to expect.
Gua Sha Technique
A traditional technique for muscle pain, asthma, and stimulating the immune system.
Electro-Acupuncture and Cupping
Techniques commonly used to alleviate pain.
Japanese style acupuncture is gentle, effective, and highly customized.
BENEFITS OF CHINESE MEDICINE
How does acupuncture work?
Energy (Chi or Qi “chee”) runs through the body along pathways called meridians. Each meridian is connected to an organ and is named after that organ: the Lung meridian, Heart meridian, etc. Qi tends to collects at varying intensities on points along these meridians, like cities and towns on a highway. When qi gets blocked, like a traffic jam, there will be pain or other problems. When qi is insufficient, like a deserted town, the system is weak and tired. Acupuncture regulates the flow of qi throughout the body, restoring the system's innate healing potential.
How do Chinese herbs work?
Chinese Herbs are an excellent adjunct to acupuncture, or can be used alone for those who are afraid of needles. Where acupuncture stimulates the body’s healing potential with each treatment, Chinese herbs can extend and build on those beneficial effects throughout the time in between appointments.
What about nutritional and lifestyle consulting?
According to the wisdom of Chinese Medicine, while acupuncture and herbs are the modalities of choice for treating an illness, for optimal health and prevention, eating well, getting adequate exercise, and rest are essential. Consultations will include targeted lifestyle recommendations and support.
Do you work elsewhere?
I work only in Berkeley. Non-clinic days are devoted to admin, study, and family.