What makes your practice special when compared with others in the area?
I have always been interested in health and healing modalities. As an Athletic Training major, my studies focused on kinesiology, anatomy and physiology, and the prevention, care, assessment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. I learned special tests that allow me to assess injuries and choose proper rehabilitation strategies. Additionally, I spent three and a half years working as a Personal Trainer, during which I learned more about the body and training it for ideal performance. As an Acupuncturist, I treat a wide variety of conditions. Because of my educational background and work experience, I excel in treating pain and injuries, both acute and chronic. I combine my Western and Eastern knowledge to give my patients a well-rounded experience. I also have had great success in treating stress, anxiety, and emotional disorders; as well as headaches and migraines; digestive issues including constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and abdominal pain; allergies and sinus congestion and pressure; painful periods and other symptoms associated with menstruation or menopause, including migraines, nausea/vomiting, low back pain, hot flashes, and night sweats; insomnia; and many other common complaints. I believe that a well-rounded, healthy life is not limited to simply "proper diet and exercise". Health is maintained through adequate nutrition, invigorating physical activity, mental stimulation, emotional processing and support, and caring for one's body through modalities such as Acupuncture and Massage.