Education, Certifications & Advanced Speciality Training


  • Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Santa Monica, CA
  • BA in Cultural Anthropology and a Minor in Business Management, University of California, Irvine


Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) #16705  

California Acupuncture Board 

  • Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Certification 
  • Constitutional Facial Acupuncture- The New Protocols Certification with Mary Elizabeth Wakefield 
  • AcuRegen Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture
  •  Sports Acupuncture Apprenticeship with Whitfield Reeves
  • Women’s Functional & Integrative Medicine Professional Training Program with Dr. Aviva Romm


  • Course in Acupuncture and Moxibustion at Meiji University of Integrative Medicine in Kyoto, Japan 
  • Japanese Acupuncture Seminar Series and Intensive Seminar with Dr. Atsuki Maeda in Kyoto, Japan 
  • Esoteric Acupuncture Course at Emperor’s College with Dr. Mikio Sankey 
  • Healing Tao Qi Gong Basics: Six Healing Sounds, Inner-Smile, Microcosmic Orbit, Seminar with Mantek Chia  
  • Five Element Acupuncture Course at Emperor’s College with Neil Gumenick, L.Ac. 
  • DASARI Hand Acupuncture and Four Needle Technique Course at Emperor’s College with Jae Hoon Kim, L.Ac.  
  • Sotai-Ho Japanese Orthopedic Therapy in Boulder, CO


  • Acupuncturist for the Medical Team (Physical Therapy) for The 2015 Grid competition in Anaheim, CA 
  • Acupuncturist to two elite Crossfit athletes preparing for the 2015 Crossfit Games in Carson, CA  


  • Conversational in Chinese, Cantonese dialect 

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