My Intent & My Goals
My passion is helping people. I am passionate about helping you feel alive, vibrant and happy with the person you are. I am passionate about providing clients with information, products, tools, and support you need to become all that you are meant to be. I have had the opportunity to refine this passion for over 20 years with thousands of individuals just like you.
It is my goal to help you become as healthy as possible. It is the goal of most modern medicine to manage your sickness and symptoms. This has very little to do with helping you become healthy. As a result, the majority of us never become healthy. We remain chronically ill and struggle to mask our symptoms of imbalance and dysfunction. Managing illness and decreasing symptoms simply isn’t good enough. You deserve better and can expect more from your health care. As we work together, you'll clearly see it is my intention to address the root causes of problems and support you in every way to become healthy and happy.
In the attempt to serve you better, I have incorporated a wide variety of healing modalities and treatment methods into my health and wellness coaching. I am constantly learning, and refining these methods into the most effective and efficient ways of helping you become and stay healthy.
Regardless of your current state of health, regardless if your current symptoms are severe or mild, chronic or acute, palliative or preventative, straight forward or very complex, my comprehensive approach to holistic health has delivered amazing results.
Education & Experience
Even before completing my bachelor's degree in philosophy and religion, I studied a wide variety of natural healing modalities, psychology, coaching, and healthy living. My formal training in medicine began at the International Institute of Chinese Medicine where I graduated with honors with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine degree. I further enhanced by knowledge in the Eastern healing arts through studying with the world’s leading authorities of Oriental Medicine as well as acupuncture and herbal masters in the hospitals of Beijing and the world renowned Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China.
I had the opportunity to hone my expertise with a successful private practice, and at the International Institute of Chinese Medicine serving as a clinical supervisor and professor.
I became aware of the strengths and weaknesses of Eastern medicine. Our modern world- the industrialization of food, toxic and chemical exposures, and our stressful and fast paced lives – adversely influences our minds and bodies in ways never before seen in the history of humankind. As a result, some conditions now require a unique perspective and therapeutic approach beyond those of Eastern and Western medicine alone.
I have continuously sought out knowledge, information, products and resources to most effectively heal the clients seeing my help. My practice has grown and changed the more I have learned. Diet and nutrition, toxicology, nutritional supplements, wellness coaching, lifestyle guidance, and a functional medicine approach have become integral components of becoming and staying vibrantly healthy.
This eclectic model of holistic healing combines the best of multiple forms of medicine and is without question, the most effective means to better health and a better quality of life.
Some of my formal credentials include:
- Licensed as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (NM)
- Licensed Acupuncturist (NC)
- Nationally certified as a Diplomat of Acupuncture
- Nationally certified as a Diplomat of Chinese Herbology
- Nationally certified as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine
- Author of “The Clinical Reference Guide for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine”, ranked as one of the top 25 recommended books on acupuncture by the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM)
- Professor & Clinical Supervisor of Oriental Medicine
- Former President of the Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Association of NM
- Member of the North Carolina Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCAAOM)
- Founder & Director of The Center: Natural Health Specialists- Raleigh’s premier comprehensive natural heath center. Empowerment
My primary goal is to empower you with the services, information, tools, products, and support that you need to become and stay as healthy as soon as possible. You will be empowered with how maintain your health instead of living with chronic problems or taking drugs to mask your symptoms of imbalance. You will be empowered with model of care has proven itself effective time and time again. In many cases, my approach to health care has been the one and only method to finally provide answers and results to health problems.
As I stated, I am passionate about helping people. This website, Online Holistic Medicine (www.OnlineHolisticMedicine.com) now allows me to connect with you no matter where you are. When you are ready, we can begin the process of improving the quality of your life. Allow me to guide you to health with the information and tools that you need now. Give yourself the opportunity to recover and heal. Discover what is influencing your health and what you can do right now to improve the quality of your life. Feeling vibrantly alive and healthy is possible and may be easier than you think.