I have been a Licensed Acupuncturist since 2002. Prior to venturing into acupuncture, I became a Registered Nurse in 1982 and trained at Holyoke Community College.   In 1993 at the University of Massachusetts I obtained my  undergraduate nursing degree: Bachelors of Science in Nursing.  My nursing specialty was CCU/ICU-critical care nursing.   As a nurse, I became deeply concerned about the lack of real preventative medicine and the degree of illness in my patients year after year.  This inspired me to seek out new ways of healing people. I am passionate about getting to the root cause of disease and fascinated with peoples physical and mental energy

Healing begins as we heal the body, mind and the spirit. In 3000 BC, Acupuncture originated as a true preventative medicine. Traditionally, master Acupuncturists would take payment only if they kept their patients healthy.  If a patient became ill, the practitioner would provide treatment without payment because the healer had not done their job.  In todays world, we do not practice medicine in the same way.  Most seek help when they already sick, making it difficult to see the underlying causes of illness.

Acupuncture treatment is a relationship between patient and practitioner, where acupuncture acts to restore the balance of the mind, body and spirit to reintegrate healthy energy flow. Real preventative medicine provides for healthy aging!
 
In my practice, I’ve had success in treating many ailments and people of all ages including the following: sports injuries, acute and chronic conditions, headaches, insomnia, depression, panic attacks, anxiety, ankle, back and foot pain, general wellness, palpitations, allergies, menopausal symptoms, and immune system improvement over time and so much more.  People who receive acupuncture regularly can be rid of the flu, allergies, pains and common illnesses that plague them year after year. What makes me most excited is when people care enough about their health and keep coming in because they feel better each time.