The focus of my practice is internal medicine, with a specialty in women's health. However, acupuncture and herbal therapies successfully treat a wide variety of symptoms and illnesses, all of which are fundamental imbalances at their core. I use a combination of traditional acupuncture (to balance "vital energy") in conjunction with Western herbs and nutrition. I prefer Western herbs (vs. Chinese) for several reasons, not the least of which is quality control. I want to know exactly what I am dispensing to patients and at what dosage, therefore it is essential to provide pharmaceutical grade herbs and supplements.
I am also formally trained in homeopathic remedies, as well as Western medical herbs and their pharmacology. I utilize a dual diagnostic system, treating from both a traditional Chinese perspective, as well as a naturopathic (Western) point of view.
Well over half of my patients are women. I therefore treat conditions very specific to them, such as infertility, menopause, PMS, etc. - as well as providing complementary female cancer care - and treatment for chronic conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, depression/anxiety and auto-immune disorders, which typically affect more women than men.