Like many practitioners, my personal health issues led me to medicine. Since doctors could not figure out why my bones were weak at the age of 20, causing my lower back fracture, or how to keep them strong, I had to take a diet and lifestyle approach to figure out what worked for me. This led me to internal martial arts, and subsequently, Chinese medicine, known for assessing the body without diagnostic testing.
After graduating in 2007 as a Chinese Medical Practitioner (an Herbalist and Acupuncturist), and practicing internal martial arts for many years, I needed to integrate nutrition and testing into my existing knowledge, which led me to Functional Medicine.
After years of training in Functional Medicine and clinical practice, I now felt comfortable with testing, prescribing food, herbs, supplements, movement programs, and providing hands-on therapies, so my focus shifted to helping people with their stress management, mindset, and behavior change.
After completing a one-year training in Functional Health Coaching, and becoming one of the school’s instructors in the program, I now felt confident in my ability to help my patients wherever they were at and whatever their goals. The problem now became cost and accessibility.
Personalized medicine is not accessible to people without amazing health insurance or lots of money. By combining Chinese medicine with functional medicine and health coaching, I could reduce the need for so many functional tests up front, personalize the diet and botanical treatments further than what many functional medicine practitioners were doing, while saving people money! Let me help you!