I opened my practice in this location in 1999 after completing a four year program in Chinese Medicine at the Community School Of Traditional Chinese Healthcare in North Miami.
Since then, my primary goal is to work with my patients to resolve their health issues and imbalances as efficiently as possible, whether it be a recent or longstanding disorder of pain, reproductive / gyn issue, menopause, anxiety / depression, digestive or the many other health challenges that can be helped with acupuncture.
I use different styles of acupuncture or a combination depending on the complexity of the patient’s issue at hand. I may offer to incorporate herbal and supplement support, especially for digestive disorders and hormonal / menopausal issues.
I came to study Chinese Medicine after being diagnosed with a “ moderately severe “ case of ulcerative colitis at age 36. I was given a lengthy course of prednisone, then prescribed meds to manage the colitis. By chance, I found my way to my second cousin, Kevin Clark, who practiced Chinese Medicine, lived five minutes from me for six years, though I never knew it, until he appeared in my life when I was diagnosed. I hadn’t seen him for 25 years, and had all but forgotten he existed. It worked, and I never had to take meds again. Now I wanted to know how it worked.
I graduated in ’97 from the Community School of Traditional Chinese Healthcare in North Miami after completing a four year academia program and 1200 clinical hours. I then became licensed after sitting for the NCCAOM Board Exams for Acupuncture. I received my injection therapy certification in 2002 at the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Ft Lauderdale. Over my years of practice, I have always sought to expand my knowledge through continuing education to be of better service to my patients.
I’m a seminar Junkie; There’s always more to learn….
I have continued my studies over the years with a wide variety of teachers and well known master acupuncturists such as Eight Branch Chi Kung master Jeff Nagel, Balance Method master Richard Tan; all disciples of the super effective style Master Tung, Lonny Jarret, Jeffrey Yuen, and other gifted teachers.
I recently completed a 150 hour training in Kiko Matsumoto Japanese Style acupuncture in Portland, Oregon. Kiko’s curiosity and ongoing investigation of Chinese character translation, continues to reveal new acupuncture points, point functions & clinical strategies. The course series is taught by Kiko and her protege Monika Kobyleka, co-author of Kiko’s forthcoming book, and pediatric acupuncturist at the LA Children’s Hospital. Children are generally very receptive to this style of acupuncture where insertion free Japanese micro needles may be placed over the points.
Workshops / seminars led by experienced and practicing clinicians in the areas of nutrition and injections comprise my past and current continuing education as well. See pages on nutritional support and injections for more info.