Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), M.S.O.M.
Licensed in AZ, MT, WY
I am a Wyoming native and my family has made a living in the Big Horn Basin for six generations. It was in my mid-40’s that my husband urged me to return to school and take my interest in natural medicine to the next level. After much research, we moved to Sarasota Florida in 2002 where I completed a five-year Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine at East West College of Natural Medicine.
The coursework consisted of 2,059 classroom hours and 916 clinical hours. Our classes were small, 20 students, and we had the best PhD Chinese teachers. East West was named School of the Year by the national certification association while I was there. I graduated at the top of my class with a grade point average of 3.95 (out of 4.0). After graduation, I remained in Sarasota to complete an additional medical clinic internship under Chinese doctors in order to expand my clinical experience. Then I went on to gain my national Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, showing proficiency in not only acupuncture but also Chinese herbology. I have licenses in Montana, Wyoming, and Arizona.
I returned to Wyoming with the tools necessary to open my own general practice. My goal was to become a part of the fabric of the Sheridan County region and I owned and operated Powder River Acupuncture for over thirteen years before closing the practice in November 2019 so that our family could relocate to northern Arizona and begin the next season of our lives.
The time spent in Sheridan was greatly rewarding as I was able to successfully treat a wide range of conditions and develop specialties in several areas: first and foremost being the practical and essential care of musculoskeletal conditions. I was able to help many couples achieve pregnancy, worked with menstrual problems of all sorts, digestive complaints, liver conditions, dermatological problems, and aging-related matters. I also found I was able to help hundreds and hundreds of patients through individualized Chinese herbal therapy, which was a specially great joy to apply the principles and see them strengthened through either a short or a longer course of herbal therapy.
In January 2020, it is my great honor to open my second clinic, Mohave Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy here in Dolan Springs, Arizona. As with my Wyoming practice, I anticipate with happiness the prospect of helping my region and its visitors with their own health goals.