your vision of wellness
I'm a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist currently practicing in Hendersonville, NC. My practice promotes patient education while emphasizing quality of life at all stages of life.
I became interested in Chinese medicine over the years after dedicating my studies to international human rights and the medical arts. Lifelong travels abroad revealed the importance of accessible healthcare and the demand for a medicine which seeks to maintain the health of individuals throughout life. Chinese medicine offers a theoretical framework to clearly diagnose and treat patients as they change due to life stage and life circumstance. I am equally committed to preventive medicine in addition to treating chronic and acute diseases.
After attending UC Berkeley for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Peace and Conflict studies, I went on to receive my Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in Asheville, North Carolina. In 2020, I completed my Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California.
My practice includes acupuncture along with classical adjunct therapies such as tuina (Chinese medical massage), cupping, moxibustion, food therapy, medical qi gong, and herbal medicine.
Chrysalis Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine was inspired from a trip to Michoacan, Mexico where I witnessed millions of monarch butterflies taking rest during their winter migration. A chrysalis is the sac which holds the insect pupa while they transition from an immature to mature state. Through this metamorphosis, a butterfly emerges. I hope to encourage every patient to embrace transition as their wellbeing is a process and opportunity for change.
Acupuncture includes the insertion of needles into the body at acupuncture points along meridians through which the body's resources are produced and circulate. Points are selected based on individual presentation and Chinese medical theory.
Herbal medicine is prescribed on a case by case basis following an in-depth intake and diagnostic process. Herbal formulas aim to address individual health concerns and are modified as a patient's presentation changes.
Hippocrates declared, "food is medicine," and as such, dietary therapy seeks to address health concerns through the use of specific diet considerations in conjunction with Chinese medical diagnostics.
Adjunct therapies are used alongside acupuncture, herbal medicine, and/or dietary therapy. Such therapies include moxibustion, cupping, and guasha and are aimed at providing pain relief, improving circulation, and general tonification.
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244 5th Ave W
Hendersonville, NC, 28739
Monday: 9 am- 6 pm
Tuesday: 9 am- 6 pm
Wednesday: 9 am- 6 pm
Thursday: 9 am- 6 pm
Friday: 9 am- 6 pm