I am a certified Naturopathic Doctor, Licensed Acupuncturist, and Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner based in the Seattle area. I received my Naturopathic and Acupuncture education at Bastyr University and my Shamanic Energy Medicine training from the Four Winds Society's Healing the Light Body School.
I truly believe that we all possess an intrinsic capacity for healing that can be triggered through natural and energetic interventions, and that in order to fully thrive as human beings in today's modern world, we require a more complete and holistic approach to our health than conventional medicine is able to provide on its own.
I am passionate about providing meaningful education around this innate and exquisite healing power that resides within all of us and how the utilization of ancient and indigenous wisdom can help us to access that power and to then use it to realize our greatest potential.
The first step step I always aim to take in working with new patients is to arrive in a place of total awareness of where they are in that particular moment in time, how they got there, and where they want to go moving forward. Through taking a thorough history and performing any necessary physical examination, I not only provide a patient, and their body, an opportunity to be completely heard and understood, but I also get an idea of which modalities will be most useful for them in achieving their goals.
"Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food." - Hippocrates
Quite literally, we are what we eat. Today's food sources have become increasingly adulterated by chemicals that limit our ability to absorb vital nutrients and thus to function normally. Making the right decisions about what you put into your body is foundational for good health. This includes the foods and beverages you consume as well as any supplemental nutrients.
This ancient and artful form of medicine works to increase the circulation of energy throughout the body. It can be used to decrease pain, modulate inflammation, alter the body's response to stress, stimulate healing, and enhance systemic function.
Other related modalities include moxibustion, cupping, and gua sha.
A combination of techniques from craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, tui na, acupressure and meridian therapy. Treatments are tailored to meet each individual’s specific goals and to respond to what their body needs.
The natural world contains within it a vast pharmacopeia that can provide assistance for healing in innumerable ways. Drawing on both modern and ancient knowledge from both western and eastern traditions, allows me to provide patients with individualized prescriptions to help them achieve their health-related goals.
Shamanic Energy Medicine
Initiated through the Q'ero Shamanic traditions of the high Andes Mountains of Peru, I am able to offer patients an opportunity to clear heavy energies and restore right relationship within themselves and their interactions with the world in order to improve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
"Health is the greatest possession."