- Educational background: Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine (MAcOM, LAc, EAMP) from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (SIOM) where I learned various modalities on the foundation of Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine which include Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shang Han Lun (Cold Damage commentaries), Warm disease, Internal Medicine, Women’s medicine, Pediatric, Zang Fu theory, Meridian therapy, Oncology approach, Vitality palpation, Physical medicine, Biophysics, Channel palpation, TuiNa, Qi Gong, Shiatsu and so on. Licensed as an acupuncturist by the State of Washington and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) since 2016.
- Community involvement: I have been an active volunteer in education at non-profit charity organization for more than 20 years so that I would love to give lessons such as self-care meridian exercise, meditation, Qi gong and diet advice from Chinese medicine perspective as well.
- I previously worked as an office manager at Hope Acupuncture in Arlington to help the owner to establish a new clinic and later as an herbal assistant at Seattle Acupuncture & Herb Clinic.
According to patients’ subjective and objective conditions, I have various techniques and modalities to treat my patients effectively. I am licensed to prescribe Chinese herbs so I can offer suitable herbal supplements and individualized formulas. Only high quality granule and raw herbs will be prescribed to my patients from my clinic. During the initial appointment for all new patients, a general health assessment and feedback will be given along with their first acupuncture treatment. I will also use the initial assessment as a baseline to keep track of patients’ wellness progress.
I will periodically take professional training classes, workshops, and online webinars to refresh and enrich my knowledge and acquire new techniques. The ultimate goal of my practice is to make sure patients’ needs are being met with my full-hearted care.
Learning from my past experience in my life, I will not hesitate to admit what my limits are. It is important that patients feel that they are well taken care of. In the cases that I reach my limit to treat them, I am happy to either consult with senior practitioners or refer my patients to other physicians and practitioners who can take good care of them. Therefore, having a collaborative network is important to make my practice helpful for my patients.