I have been enthusiastically and passionately involved in the healthcare field for over 20 years and graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon with High Honors. I am a nationally certified (NCCAOM) Diplomate of Acupuncture and am licensed by the Oregon Medical Board. In addition to acupuncture, I have extensive training and experience with Western and Chinese herbal medicine, as well as nutrition and dietary counseling.
Being dedicated to delivering the finest possible healthcare to my patients, I continue to study, train and find new ways of approaching complex health issues. My approach and techniques are very gentle yet results-oriented. I spend the time needed to fully listen to my patients, so that we can get to the heart of each person’s health issues. In addition to acupuncture, I may also bring in other methods such as moxibustion, cupping, nutritional advice or herbal medicine if this will further enhance the patient’s healing process.
Kiiko Matsumoto Style Japanese Acupuncturist
I practice Japanese acupuncture and am trained and certified in the tradition of Kiiko Matsumoto (KMS Acupuncture). In addition to training with Kiiko herself, I have also trained extensively with Monika Kobylecka, Kiiko’s protégé & co-author.
I am also strongly influenced by other teachers within this same lineage, notably Tsuyoshi Shimamura and Masaaki Nakano. I am extremely grateful to all of my teachers.
When I am not treating patients, studying or training; I enjoy being in the mountains or near the ocean. I love bird-watching, hiking, taking long walks with my husband, gardening, and talking with cats and dogs.
I look forward to meeting you!