find vitality, connectivity and resonance
"The Tao is called the Great Mother, empty yet inexhaustible it gives birth to infinite worlds, it is always present within you"
Welcome to my practice
I bring 28 years of experience working in holistic health to my practice in central Durham. My mission is to offer effective, comprehensive, integrative and holistic care for Triangle area patients seeking either primary care or treatment for a range of health conditions.
As a Licensed Acupuncturist, herbalist and practitioner of Chinese medicine, I utilize acupuncture, cupping, orthopedic bodywork, tuina, Chinese, western and native herbs, nutrition and lifestyle counseling in order to resolve common and chronic health problems. Together, we will get you out of pain and discomfort and restore vitality, ease, connectivity and strength in your body. This relief will translate to more capacity to enjoy the rest of your life.
I believe that we can all find balance, healing and well being, and that these qualities are what makes a good ground for our experience as humans.
Many times potential patients ask, "can Chinese medicine or acupuncture help my condition?" I often joke in return that we seem to specialize in working with conditions that there aren't a lot of non pharmaceutical options for in conventional medicine. If you don't see your condition listed below, feel free to contact me for a complementary consult.
My practice focuses on 3 general areas; holistic mental health, fertility, pregnancy and postpartum care, which includes general women's and lgbtq health and orthopedic issues of the neck, shoulders, wrists and hands, hips, knees, ankles and feet. I also work regularly on improving digestion, headaches and other common health issues.
Come see me if you are experiencing the following:
*stress, anxiety, depression, psycho emotional pain and the ongoing effects of trauma
*insomnia and sleep disturbances
*chronic and acute pain and orthopedic issues. Please note that while I work with low back pain when a patient has other issues, I don't focus on treating low back pain.
* headaches and migraines: tension, dietary or hormonally based
*infertility, fertility related issues and support around IUI, IVF and assisted reproduction
*pregnancy related issues like: nausea and vomiting, anemia, constipation, carpal tunnel syndrome, heartburn, edema, headaches and postpartum depression
*menstrual cycle regulation, pms and pmdd
* labor prep and stimulation as well as a treatment to assist in turning breech babies.
If you are wanting a partner in health, I make space to really listen to your needs and craft the best treatment plan to bring you relief and balance. I like to see my patients thriving, not just surviving and I have the tools and flexibility needed for your unique situation. In our initial treatment we discuss realistically what to expect from acupuncture and the other modalities I use, to get you on the road to long term solutions.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu