Acupuncture & Herbs:
I am a National Board Certified acupuncturist (NCCAOM) and am certified to practice acupuncture in Wisconsin. I graduated in 1996 from the three-year program at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Racine, WI. My internship included training in China for a month as well as with several practitioners in Madison, Racine and Beloit, WI. I completed an additional one-year course in Chinese herbal medicine at the Wisconsin Institute of Natural Wellness in Racine in 1996. Continuing education training has been invaluable, including the study of Dr. Richard Tan’s Balance Method, which I use often with acupuncture clients.
I have been practicing NeuroModulation Technique since Dr. Feinberg began teaching it in 2002. I continue to keep up with the many new developments in the field by attending NMT seminars regularly and subscribing to the online continuing education forum.
I have studied several energetic techniques during my years in practice, including acupressure, Quantum Touch, and Reconnective Healing. I may use one or more of these with a patient during an acupuncture session to give the treatment some extra focus in an area such as a sore foot, injured knee, or tight shoulders. By request, we can have an entire session using one of these techniques without acupuncture. See www.quantumtouch.com and www.thereconnection.com for more information on these modalities.
Why I like my job
I enjoy helping people with techniques that help them discover more about themselves and their natural healing power. Patients are often surprised to feel their own qi for the first time when they are having an acupuncture session. Chinese Medicine theory can help people make sense of their lists of complaints, as it explains how seemingly unrelated symptoms may be linked to the same cause. It also clarifies for people how stress, whether physical or emotional, has specific adverse effects on health. With new understanding and respect for their bodies, people are motivated to make healthy changes.
Like acupuncture, NMT helps remove obstacles to the body’s own healing. It has been effective for many patients dealing with allergies, pain, autoimmune conditions, and emotional issues. Often, people can feel and appreciate immediate effects, even subtle ones, and can gain insight into what they can do on their own to turn things around.
It’s rewarding (and even fun!) for the patient and me when one of these methods helps a superficial, acute condition clear up quickly. And when someone with a more complex, chronic condition who feels somehow stuck responds well to our sessions, it is even more rewarding to see hope restored and enthusiasm for life return.