Acupuncturist & Wellness Pioneer
I am a pioneer in the field of wellness.
In fact, I have over 30 years of hands-on experience empowering women to feel healthy and beautiful through acupuncture, holistic nutrition, fitness and self care.
Just out of high school, I was hired on the spot at the local neighborhood gym, Women's Workout World. There I was ... big hair, full makeup, leotard and leg warmers 😂 armed with a tape measure and a meal plan ... from that moment, I had found my bliss. Teaching aerobic fitness and helping women of all ages with healthy eating was my first job ... and in 1984, self care and lifestyle wellness became MY LIFE.
Soon, I earned my undergraduate degree in Food & Nutrition while performing with the dance company Jazz-E and teaching about 8 - 12 aerobic classes a week. I worked with Nutri-System and the USDA as a Nutrition Specialist and performed as a Dance Fitness Athlete on Northern California's first Team Reebok.
After a few years of helping women with weight loss and exercise, I learned about the energy of food ... and Five Element Acupuncture, the most fascinating ancient holistic principle of healing based on the patterns of nature ... and I wanted my work to help women on a deeper level, so I earned my graduate degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, became a board Licensed Acupuncturist in California and a National Diplomate in Acupuncture certified through the National Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
With practices in Beverly Hills, Monterey, and Mount Shasta, California, I've had the honor of working with celebrities, news anchors, radio personalities, television writers and producers, successful business men and women, CEOs of international organizations, thought leaders, teachers, doctors, busy moms, children, seniors and everyone in between.
I've traveled the United States teaching the basics of acupuncture to other doctors, I've written books, hosted my own weekly radio and television programs, given lectures, been featured in publications and videos and I taught legendary kick-ass aerobic classes for over half of my life ... but my greatest honor and fulfillment comes from connecting on a heart-level with amazing people like you.
Some people call me a self care maven because I have SO many self care and lifestyle tools to help you get healthy and feel beautiful .... not just acupuncture, but also holistic nutrition, feminine movement and fitness, (I still teach a weekly group fitness class!!) vibrational and crystal healing, Chinese Face Reading, Five Element Lifestyle Medicine, Cosmetic Acupuncture and Facial Rejuvenation, AcuMicro-needling and custom self care rituals based on your unique core energy that will support and rejuvenate your health, beauty and well being.
When you feel beautiful,
you ARE beautiful.
I've spent most of my life learning how to get healthy and feel beautiful, naturally. Work with me one-on-one and let me share my clinical and personal experience and wisdom with you.
I can't wait to help activate the healthy, beautiful, magical goddess within you.
The work is to come back to self-love, self-acceptance and seeing the beauty in who we are … now.
Never underestimate the power of your own unique beauty.