The Full Story
I use my acupuncture treatment skills and sports medicine experience to help athletes get back on the playing field. My true passion is sports medicine, with the belief that acupuncture can save athletes from surgery, or aid them both before and after surgery.
In 1997, I injured my back in a surfing accident, suffering a sciatic nerve impingement and a herniated disc. In therapy I was exposed to Eastern Medicine for the first time. Acupuncture and yoga helped me recover from his back injury. Inspired by the experience, I enrolled in the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine, where I earned a Master's Degree in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine.
From my years in the field, I bring extensive clinical experience. I've studied in over a dozen acupuncture clinics throughout Osaka, Japan, where I observed and worked with some of the country's most prominent doctors.
l also have special certifications in the field of addiction, including completion of the National Acupuncture Detox Associations course. I am an Addiction Recovery Specialist as well as a Certified Recovery Specialist.