How I Treat Illness
With nearly 20 years of clinical experience, I treat a wide range of conditions affecting nearly every system of the body. My training is in Traditional Chinese Medicine, with additional mentorship and training in Ayurvedic medicine, medical herbalism, homeopathy, and flower remedies.
I blend a deep classical understanding of traditional medical systems with a modern, pharmacological understanding of herbs and nutritional supplements in a truly integrative approach. I use traditional means of diagnosis as well as interpretation of the latest biomedical diagnostic tests to get a full picture of your health.
I specialize in treating dysregulation of the nervous, endocrine, immune, and digestive systems, but also have considerable experience treating respiratory, dermatological, and chronic infections conditions and others.
What to Expect
Your treatment begins with an Initial Consultation, including:
Full Health History
A review of past and current symptoms, lab work, and your personal story of health and illness to get a well-rounded look at all the factors that may contribute to the current situation.
Dietary and Lifestyle Analysis
A discussion of eating habits and other lifestyle factors, and the role they play in how you're feeling in a completely non-judgmental context. No one is perfect, nor do we need to be.
What to expect from treatment
I try to explain from multiple perspectives how and why your body/mind system is functioning and why it is producing the constellation of symptoms that may be arising, and how herbal and other remedies can help balance your condition. Education and counseling is a very important part of any treatment - everyone deserves to know why this is happening to them, and how a treatment regimen is designed to help their condition in detail.
Everyone gets sick in their own way. The story of how that happens is unique for every person. To understand what elements contribute to their condition, it is important for people to be able to tell that story.
Those elements may be insults to the system like physical and/or emotional trauma, acute or chronic infections, stressors, dietary factors, constitutional factors, and others. That means one person's healing may look different than another's. The road to restorative wellness is not always a straight line, but once achieved, is fundamentally different than taking a pill to mask symptoms or change the values on a blood test.