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 27 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 that they aren't finding solutions for, in Western medicine alone.
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 are naturally whole and that health and well-being are our birthright. I meet patients where they are at, whether its in helping relieve anxiety and pain, support your body during pregnancy, jump start labor, heal from a nasty cold or embark on big health changes to address chronic illness.
Many times potential patients ask, "can Chinese medicine or acupuncture help my condition?" I often joke in return that we seem to specialize in treating 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.
While I treat generally, my practice focuses on several areas: holistic mental health, women's and lgbtq health as well as pain and orthopedic issues of the extremities.
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. I focus on the neck, shoulders, upper back and extremities
* 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. 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