I help you feel healthy & happy with ease.
I decided to pursue Chinese Medicine when I was struggling with my own overwhelm and stress as I watched my husband battle cancer.
He was 29 years old, a medical student just starting his training, and he was diagnosed with stage four non hodgkin's lymphoma.
He was not sick from the disease itself. He was sick from the medicines that were trying to safe his life.
There's got to be something else to help him, I remember thinking.
There's got to be something else to help me help him.
I had always believed in the body's ability to heal itself.
Chinese medicine looks at the body as its own ecosystem. When in balance, there is no disease. When out of balance, there lies stuck energy or what we call Qi.
Qi stagnation, over time, results in emotional discomfort, and physical dis-ease.
The goal is to keep the Qi flowing. This means, keeping a clear mind, a nourished body, and a connected spirit.
Acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, mindfulness and bodywork are the branches and modalities that help the body heal itself by creating this flow.
For years, I have been honored to help people feel better using the wisdom of Chinese Medicine. They often feel better right away, when they walk out of the treatment room...only to face the same old habits back home, well-practiced by the mind.
Frustrated by what I couldn't do to help, I discovered other tools and modalities.
Coaching, hypnosis, EFT tapping, and innervoice facilitation & intuitive eating allow me to offer a truly integrative and holistic solution to my clients' wellbeing.
I have used all of these tools to help myself get unstuck physically and emotionally.
I have been honored to help many patients and clients do the same.
I believe in combining the three treasures of our being - the mind, the body and the intuition - to create the healthiest life we can truly enjoy.
It is simple. It is possible. I'd be honored to show you how.
Here and there
I was born and raised in a small province outside of Thailand, Samutprakan, to be precise. There was an interlude of one year when my family lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts where my father was a Neiman Fellow at Harvard University, and I attended a nursery school in a church right in Harvard Square.
At 12.5, I started my schooling in the U.S., first in Washington DC area, then just outside of Boston (near where I went to pre-school in Cambridge!).
I called the Boston area home through college, then onto Maine for a few years before a decade in beautiful Santa Cruz, California.
Before moving to the Midwest of the U.S., my husband and kids spent a few months living in Dunedin, New Zealand where penguins roam the beaches and we found hedgehogs in our garden.
At the moment, my husband, our teenage twins, and our menagerie (3 chickens, a bunny, and a dog), live in Bexley - a beautiful leafy suburb outside of Columbus, Ohio.
Education and Certifications
Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Wellesley College
Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University
Certified Health Coach from National Society of Health Coaches
Certified Clinical Hypnotist from The Wellness Institute
Certified Life Coach through The Life Coach School
Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor with Evelyn Tribole and Elise Resch
Certified Inner Voice Facilitator with Jess Lively
Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate with T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell