I am a licensed acupuncturist, passionate and dedicated herbalist, a wanderlust, bookworm and dog lover.
My journey to Chinese Medicine began as a child, seeking a day without sitting in the school nurse’s office. Having grown up with ayurveda, homeopathy and acupressure/reflexology, it felt natural for my mother to take me to see a Chinese Medicine practitioner.
I received a bachelors from UCLA in English Literature, Creative Writing and followed the pre-med track, with medical school in mind. After graduating early, I worked for a health tech company in product design, only to find myself drawn to my childhood calling of holistic healing. I soon graduated with my MSTCM from Five Branches University in San Jose, CA, having followed professors who specialize in women’s health and fertility, sports medicine and emotional wellbeing.
Chinese Medicine changed my life once as a child with digestive health issues and once again as a working adult with hormone imbalance. It is this experience that inspired a women’s health focus. I am committed to serving women in their quests for healthy womanhood, motherhood, which includes support into the 4th trimester, and emotional well being.
When my grandmother was diagnosed with AMD, I pursued certificates from John Boel in Copenhagen, Denmark and Andy Rosenfarb in New Jersey to care for degenerative eye diseases and low vision disorders. I am pleased to have returned vision to my grandmother’s right eye, and since then, I have had the opportunity to successfully help others with such conditions.
I feel blessed to have been taken under so many people’s wings and wish to be the best I can for you.
Bachelor of Arts // University of California Los Angeles
M.S.TCM and >3000 hours clinical training // Five Branches University, San Jose, CA
NCCAOM Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
Classical Herbal Formulations with Heiner Fruehauf
Classical Herbal Graduate Mentorship Program with Sharon Weizenbaum
Facial Acupuncture Certified with Michelle Gellis // Berkeley, CA
Japanese Abdominal Diagnosis with Kumiko Shirai
Acunova Certified Boel Akupunktur // Copenhagen, Denmark
MA 48 Certified with Andy Rosenfarb // Cranford, NJ
TCM Ophthalmology certified with Andy Rosenfarb // Charlotte, NC
Yin Tuina study with Chris Ells // Santa Cruz, CA
Charlotte Maxwell Clinic // Volunteer
Boho Family Wellness Mentorship// 2014-2017
He Cares Mentorship – Sports Medicine // 2017
Holistic Health Center Mentorship// 2014-2015
Languages: English, Hindi, moderate proficiency in Japanese