Committed to Your Well-Being
YOU DESERVE TO LIVE THE HAPPIEST LIFE POSSIBLE
I was diagnosed with a spinal condition as a teenager. Not only did it impact my physical health but it greatly impacted my emotional health. I was successfully able to navigate both, and as I grew into an adult I became more and more interested in the mind/body connection. I began exploring natural ways to stay healthy and reduce stress. I enjoyed trying different diets and finding the right set of routines that fit my unique health best.
My goal is to help individuals address their unique physiology and health needs using holistic medicine and western science when coaching clients and employing health practices that allow for a more productive, stress free and happy life.
As we navigate major changes in our world, we must adapt and confront the changes before us on a daily basis. With support, education and tools, we can walk that journey confidently and successfully.
Telemedicine health coaching
Self-care practices and workshops
Stress and pain management
Nutrition and supplemental therapies
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BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION
I received a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, with extensive training in both western and eastern medicine. I did my internship at Rady Children’s Hospital where I experienced first-hand the powerful effect Acupuncture had on patients in the Chronic Pain and Oncology Departments and four years of clinical work at the campus clinic. I’m nationally credentialed by the NCCAOM with a Diplomat in Acupuncture and licensed in the state of Arizona. I have completed additional training in orthopedic injuries, insomnia, headaches, joint dysfunction, physical mobility and women's health. I enjoy the diversity and challenge of the variety of people I see, ranging from athletes to mothers to professionals and retired adults who experience acute or chronic health challenges. I conduct self-care workshops and corporate wellness events at organizations to help individuals maintain better focus and productivity and relieve stress and pain. Expertise.com rated Evolution Acupuncture one of the top 20 Health Clinics in 2016-2018 and I was selected one of Phoenix's most inspiring business owners by VoyagePhoenix.com.
My interest in health and alternative medicine began when I was a teenager. Having experienced continual side effects from prescription medications, dealing with scoliosis and the possibility of having back surgery. I began a journey of investigating and learning about nutrition, science and different ways I could get my body at the highest level of health possible. My first experience with creating a healing protocol was when my husband was diagnosed with a Kidney condition. I read countless books on natural medicine and herbs and finally put together a formula and diet for him to try. He used it and successfully reversed his condition.
When trying to starting a family in my twenties, I found I had considerable endometiral adhesions in my reproductive system and abdomen. Unfamiliar with natural protocols at that time, I underwent laparascopic surgery and medication to eradicate as much of the unhealthy tissue from both areas. I was completely unaware I had endometriosis for quite some time, having no real symptoms, until I was reaching to hit a ball when playing tennis and felt a strange pain in my side. The whole experience was baffling and I was grateful that the results were positive and I was able to conceive.
Later in life I experienced difficulties with gut health, which impacted every aspect of my health. After extensive research, education and changing my diet and lifestyle, I became better equipped to face life with strength and focus and help others navigate and manage the mysterious symptoms of autoimmune and neurological conditions. Today, I feel so blessed to do what I love and help the people in my community live the healthiest and happiest life possible.