I received my Master's in Oriental Medicine at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, and my Bachelor's at UC Berkeley in Medical Anthropology. I love working with patients one on one as well as in community settings and really try to tailor sessions to bring in what each patient needs. In my practice, I draw from my whole life, from my studies of the body and medicine to poetry, music, dance and travel and I enjoy bringing resonance, connectivity and celebration to my work in healing, encouraging my patients to do the same. I firmly believe doing this work, from acupuncture to herbs to bodywork is an opportunity to fully show up as myself; a curious, diligent researcher bringing empathy, whole heartedness and humor to each session. For me, work is worship and I'm thrilled and honored to get to do what I do.
I believe in making sure all kinds of populations access acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. I treat in Portuguese and Spanish and have I worked through my career in choosing to align with projects and organizations that bring holistic health into public health. Most recently, I volunteered monthly at Caare in downtown Durham with folks in recovery and under-served elders. I love working with my LGBTQ community and am educated about respectful of the full diversity of gender expression. I currently have two public service programs for free acupuncture in-office. If you are black and pregnant, write me here to enroll in my Black women's safe labor and birth project. I also offer a weekly space in my practice dedicated to rest and renewal for black activists working locally on issues surrounding police brutality, email me here about Acu rest for black activists and I will get you on the schedule. Spots for these programs are between 11-2pm and are dedicated to transforming black maternal mortality and preterm labor for the better as well as creating a space for rest and renewal for those on the front line of the struggle against police brutality and the dismantling of white supremacy.
Attention is the beginning of Devotion ~ Mary Oliver