About: Overview of Clinical Practice

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Working Together
My clinical practice pivots around the central idea that health is a process, a dedication, and path of discovery. Together we explore what contributes to dis-ease, with the intention to not only resolve manifest symptoms but to address any underlying imbalance. From a holistic perspective this means looking at lifestyle choices, relationships, the surrounding environment, foods we eat, and how we relate to thoughts and feelings, all of which intertwine to affect our wellbeing.

An initial consultation session allows me to collect information through both conversation and diagnostic techniques. A recommended plan emerges that includes a combination of Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong exercises (and classes), meditation, guidance with diet, and bodywork to above all cultivate participation in your own health. In this way we allow "medicine" to ultimately be preventative care and that which awakens us fully to life.

Fees
Initial Consultation and Treatment: $100.00

Follow-up Sessions: $60 - $80.00 (sliding scale); $50.00 for students and retirees

Shiatsu Session: $60.00 - $90.00 (depending on length of session)

Payment plans and special rates for families are available. Insurance accepted.

Education and Current Lincensure/Certification
Licensed Acupuncturist, State of Vermont

Licensed, Chinese Herbology, State of Vermont

Diplomate in Acupuncture, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Diplomate in Chinese Herbology, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Masters of Science, Traditional Oriental Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York City, 2001

Shiatsu Training 1997 -1998

Massage Therapy Certification, Vermont Institute of Massage, 1997

Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Brown University, 1989