Why Yin Yang Acupuncture?

Before becoming a Licensed Acupuncturist and National Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM) in 2011, I have been fortunate to have worked in a variety of professions: dancer/choreographer, fitness trainer, feature film editor, and broadcast news producer-editor, and journalism professor.
I have studied and worked under some of the best teachers, and I bring all their lessons to the acupuncture table. Besides a passion for my work, what all these careers have in common is the role of storytelling and investigation in pursuit of knowledge.

The interview process that journalists use to report a story, is the same that acupuncturists employ in the medical intake. The acupuncturist, like the journalist, is trained to observe key signs and symptoms and to listen to the story the patient tells – and also the story the body tells.

Having to navigate the challenges of a cancer diagnosis and the resulting spinal cord and brain injury, has informed my work as an acupuncturist. I’ve learned and continue to learn how to let the body lead the way to healing.

As someone who knows the demands of the creative and corporate work environments, I have compassion for the workload my patients endure. I know how essential it is to find balance between work, health, and time with family and friends. A Yin Yang Acupuncture treatment is an opportunity to provide balance and harmony by checking in with one of the best friends you’ll ever have – your body.