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 immensely and thoroughly, and calling it work, fills me with gratitude each and every day. I never cease to be amazed at the efficacy of this medicine, and find deep satisfaction in working and learning with my greatest beloved teachers - my patients. Finding constant inspiration and wisdom in Nature, I see Nature reflected in the ecosystem of the human form. I believe in the innate healing abilities of our body-mind-hearts, and see our work 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 a detective and caretaker of human ecosystems.
I love working with my hands. I’ve been a carpenter for over 20 years, designing and building custom furniture and cabinets, and remodeling homes and businesses throughout the Bay Area. My interest in woodworking began with a deep appreciation for the beauty and strength of trees and wood. It grew with an admiration of the skillful, thoughtful and sustainable creation of functional and beautiful spaces and furnishings. My interest in self-empowered medicine also began with a deep appreciation for the powerful allies found in trees and plants. It grew with an admiration of the masterful and loving application of the precious knowledge and techniques 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!