For the last thirty-seven years I have been a dancer, teacher, and choreographer. In 1980, I had a serious knee injury and this began my path as a healer. I have studied Alexander Technique and Pilates Technique extensively and have used these forms to help heal many of the dancers who have worked with me. In 1993, I started acupuncture treatments for my knee and noticed an amazing change emotionally, physically, and mentally. This change resonated so deeply, I enrolled at the New England School of Acupuncture. I became a licensed acupuncturist in June of 1998.

I have a unique combination of knowledge about the human body in movement and repose, and this has enabled me to specialize in movement problems of all sorts: repetitive stress injuries, arthritis, tendonitis, stiffness, and spasms, as well as joint, limb, and back pain.

Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese healing modality that uses various techniques to restore the balance to the body's internal and external energies. Chief among these techniques, is the use of sterile, disposable needles, whose insertions into the body tend to be painless and even relaxing.

The concept of balanced flow of energy in the body is one of the central ideas of acupuncture. In traditional Chinese medicine there are 14 meridians, or channels, of energy. The vital life force that flows through these channels is called Qi. Each meridian has its own path and direction of flow. If the Qi is balanced and unimpeded in its meridian, a person is said to be in good health. If the Qi is weak, blocked, or flows against its path, pain and disease may result.

I am seeing patients by appointment

 

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