Every person is unique, therefore, their treatments should be as well. This is the exciting aspect of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. We don’t look at you and say, “These are your symptoms, so take this pill the rest of your life.” We look at you and ask, “Why do you have these symptoms, and how can we eliminate what is causing them?” We look at you as a whole, how everything is working in your body both physically and emotionally, then prescribe the best treatment plan specific to you. There are hundreds of acupuncture points on the body, each with multiple actions and indication. That means we can create and change point prescriptions based on what is going on that day, and also treat multiple conditions within one treatment.
Through my extensive education and training in human physiology and acupuncture, I am able to find what is causing your pain, and treat you with traditional acupuncture methods, trigger points, cupping, gua sha, heat therapy, electro-stimulation, dietary supplements, and Chinese herbs.
My goal is to make my patients pain free, which is why I love working in an integrative clinic like Well Balanced. Over my career I have seen in each individual, that health success can take many courses. It is easy for me to get my patients better, faster when they are able to get the care they need in addition to acupuncture. It is an essential part of healing that we look at every aspect of your health and wellness. That is why in a treatment plan I use traditional acupuncture methods to relieve muscle tension, pain, and inflammation, but there may be underlying muscles that are weak and not supporting you properly throughout your daily activities. This is where I would refer you to Physical Therapy for strengthening activities. This is just one example of our integrated approach. Whether it’s PT, chiropractic or massage, we all work together through coordinated care to get you better, faster.
I was born and raised in SE Portland, attended the University of Oregon in Eugene, and received a Bachelors of Science in Human Physiology. I then got my Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM).
My wife Brianna and I live in Springfield with our 6-toed cat, Hemingway.
In my free time I enjoy playing city league volleyball and ultimate frisbee, hiking, camping, swimming, golfing and watching movies. I’m a big Star Wars and comic cinema geek, love most genres of music, and am a military aircraft buff.