I practice acupuncture, herbal medicine, and medical qigong at my lovely office in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland, California. Doing something that I enjoy so much, and calling it work, fills me with gratitude each and every day. The beauty and efficacy of this medicine never cease to amaze me. I find deep satisfaction in working and learning with my greatest beloved teachers - my patients.
Finding constant inspiration in the wisdom of Nature, I see Nature reflected in the ecosystem of our body-mind-spirit. I believe in our innate healing abilities, and see our work together as tapping into this inner wisdom. By discovering the root of any problem, we can restore ideal function to the all systems, and regain harmonious balance. Being a curious and diligent person, I relish my role as detective and caretaker of our ecosystems.
I love working with my hands. I’ve been a carpenter for over 20 years, designing and building custom furniture, and remodeling homes and businesses throughout the Bay Area. My interest in woodworking began with a deep appreciation of trees and the beauty of wood. It grew with a passion for creating beautiful functional spaces and furnishings, with a commitment to sustainability. My interest in self-empowered medicine also began with a deep appreciation for the powerful allies found in trees and plants. It grew with a passion for promoting and restoring harmony and balance, by nurturing with skill, thoughtfulness, and dedication. We are all beneficiaries of the wealth of great wisdom passed down throughout human history.
I strive to empower people to thrive in their lives. I welcome and hold space for all humans, and invite you to come experience the gifts. I look forward to learning with you!