Empowering individuals to live healthier lives.
State licensed and board certified in Acupuncture with the National Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 1997 and a licensed Massage Therapist (1994), I provide a combination of acupuncture and massage therapies, and herbal recommendations.
It was 1988, and I had just graduated from The University of Washington with a BA in Geography. The desire to go abroad was overwhelming. An opportunity with the JET Program opened up and I was off to southern rural Japan to teach conversational English. After four years of teaching English, I felt a calling to return home. Something was stirring inside of me. I was always a hands-on person and, not having a developed a vocational skill, I longed to fulfill what was an internal need. I was 30 and my life’s calling was taking shape. The desire to help people was second to this, and before I knew it I was enrolled at the Honolulu School of Massage. It was the fall of 1993. Under the thoughtful and compassionate guidance of several excellent mentor-teachers I pursued massage therapy in combination with a licensure in acupuncture. I worked in spa settings and medical clinics to hone my trade. The Leeward Acupuncture Center opened in 1997. It’s a surprise how fast the years have passed! I have come into my own, combining 21 years of clinical experience in the holistic healthcare field, all in the central O’ahu area, my home since childhood.
My pathway to natural vibrant health is an integrative physical approach combining acupuncture therapy, cupping, foam rolling, full-body stretching, neuro-muscular massage, and herbal and natural supplementation. I am a practitioner in the holistic health field providing a combination of these healing arts, for the sake of healing. This is my part of the relationship. I perform the art to the best of my ability without attachment. A vital component in the alchemy of healing is your willingness and genuine desire to be part of your healing, be it physical or emotional. To this end I offer my services. Healing happens all the time! To achieve sound results we will set goals by coming up with a workable treatment plan that suits your personal needs in the shortest possible time. Patients come in for a variety of needs at different time frames. Some come in at a set interval for health maintenance and others as needed. I am here to find the “right fit” for you.
Acupuncture has the power to heal your mind, body, and soul