With a commitment to helping others actualize their full potential and wellbeing, I have been a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of integrative medicine since 1999. My private practice has focused on the use of East Asian Medicine, nutrition and aromatherapy in the treatment of fertility, anti-aging/rejuvenation, sports therapy, and over-all well-being. For several years I worked with the San Diego Fertility Center offering pre and post Assisted Reproductive Therapy (ART) treatments and in 2013 I was invited to join the Mind Body Medical Group at the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California, as a specialist offering acupuncture.
In 2017 I started East West Integrated which offers information on demand to maximize your wellbeing. Whether you need continuing education or just want to learn how you can reach your highest potential, East West Integrated is dedicated to providing you with tools and information to get you there. I am thrilled and excited to offer this to healthcare practitioners and the general public at large.
In addition to my private practice, running Gem Elixirz and East West Integrated, I share my passion for natural medicine as a professor, and clinical supervisor, at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. Classes I have taught include: Master’s Program classes – Acupuncture and Channels 1, 2 and 4, Western Nutrition, Medical Report Writing, Intro to Clinical Observation, Intro to Associate Internship, Associate Intern Diagnosis and Evaluation, Oriental Medicine 7/DTD4 (Gynecology and Obstetrics); Doctoral Program classes – Practice Based Learning.
My formal education includes a BA in Business, a Master’s Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, with my research and clinical trial focused on combining aromatherapy with acupuncture. In 2010 I founded Gem Elixirz TM a company offering unique aromatherapy products that combine the power of aromatherapy and gemstones for the purpose of transformative healing and well-being.
As an approved Continuing Education Provider for acupuncturists, I hold various workshops on subjects such as: Incorporating Aromatherapy into your Practice & Life, Ageless – Ancient and Modern Day Secrets to Longevity & Facial Rejuvenation, The Art of Practice and The Business of Acupuncture. In addition, I am a guest speaker and lecturer at The Chopra Center, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Palomar Hospital and other community venues. I’d love to speak at your venue just contact me.
A native to Southern California, I love surfing, running, biking, snowboarding/skiing, SCUBA, triathlons (IRONMAN finisher Arizona – 2008), yoga, meditation and traveling abroad. I am also a certified group fitness instructor specializing in indoor cycling classes.
Member of the following organizations:
AIHM – Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine
NAHA – National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists
AFAA – Aerobics and Fitness Association of America