Education & Organizations

FIVE BRANCHES INSTITUTE OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE:  1982 – 1986: Completed certificate program in traditional Chinese acupuncture and herbology, with emphasis on Oriental medical diagnosis, treatment planning and techniques including acupuncture, moxibustion, and Chinese herbal formulation. Complementary studies included nutrition, acupressure, chi gong and western pathophysiology.

Clinical Internship at TCM Clinic 1984-86: Supervised practice diagnosing and treating patients using the above principles and techniques.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: 16 years of continuing education, with master teachers Jeffrey C. Yuen, Kiiko Matsumoto O.M.D. Richard Tan O.M.D. and others, learning advanced acupuncture theory and techniques, Chinese herbal formulation and nutrition with an emphasis on acute and chronic pain and immune system conditions.

TWIN LAKES COLLEGE: 1980-82. Completed a massage certificate program including Tui-Na acupressure and Shiatsu techniques.

JIN SHIN DO: Certification: 1980-81

CABRILLO COLLEGE: 1980-83 Health Professional Program: anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and pathophysiology.


Professional Member: California State Oriental Medicine Association (CSOMA) since 1990

Professional Member: Eclectic Health Institute – A Network of alternative and complementary Health Practitioners.

Professonal Member: AcuFinder Acupuncture Referral Service