MSOM, LAc, Dipl. OM, RN
I have been a practitioner of Oriental Medicine for over 14 years, and have been in the health profession for over 24. I have a great commitment to bringing excellence to health care in Oriental Medicine through continuing study in as many advanced courses and with as many distinguished doctors as possible. These include Dr. Huang Huang(Pediatrics), Professor Fu Yan Ling (Digestive Disorders), Professor Yan Xiao Ping (Arthritis/Gout) and with Dr. Xu Jing-Sheng (Gynecology/Fibroids). These prominent professors and doctors have distinguished themselves in major Chinese hospitals in their respective fields.
I am a Register Nurse, and am a member of state and national Oriental Medicine professional organizations. I founded Lotus Center in 1999. I practice family medicine, with an emphasis on internal medicine and women’s health. I have used Oriental Medicine as my primary care since 1994. I consider myself a budding expert in Chinese Herbology.
I bicycle to work mostly, scooters sometimes, eat real foods, and enjoy qawwali style music. When not devoted to Oriental Medicine I may be found spending time in nature where I am happiest, developing intuition and the inner life.
Interested patients should know that I use assertive needle technique for those that need it, gentle technique for those that are sensitive, and no needles whatsoever for those that are afraid of acupuncture needles, for infants, and children. Just let me know. You can receive Oriental medicine without receiving acupuncture.
LAc, Dipl. OM
I have been interested in health for a very long time, notably in my work in the natural food industry, and my years of study in qi cultivation and movement arts. This naturally culminated in my study at Daoist Traditions, a Master’s degree program in Chinese medicine. Here I was privileged to study with a world renowned master of classical Chinese medicine, and as a result I am able to bring a unique, classical acupuncture approach to caring for patients. This well- rounded background helps me to teach health care as I give health care.
I am a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and a Diplomat in Oriental Medicine (Dipl. OM.)
I use herbal medicine to customize my care for patients, and enjoy preparing herbs in tincture form, which is not only very effective, but also convenient for the patient as well. See me also for essential oils: I blend them into my treatments, with great results.
I am a very well established Greensboro massage and bodywork therapist. I offer a variety of modalities and session lengths. In your session, you can request a specific modality or a combination of techniques. I became certified in The Trager Approach in 1985, and graduated from the New Mexico Academy of Advanced Healing Arts in 1991.
I have worked in a chiropractic clinic, orthopedic clinic, holistic health clinics and my own private practice for over 23 years. I’m also trained in the Cranio Sacral system, Ortho Bionomy, Dynamic Structural Learning, Tai Chi, Chi Gong healing, the Bowen Technique, and Neuro Structural Integration, Reiki, Reflexology and various other modalities.
I practice therapeutic bodywork, combining stretching; myofascial work; acupressure; cupping; and trigger point therapy. My approach is grounded in listening and following the body’s cues using physical observation, intuitive listening, and verbal
communication with an individual. I am currently training in meditation based on the teachings of Sogyal Rinpoche.
My work is significantly influenced by the Anatomy Trains system that maps fascial and myofascial lines of connection, focusing on whole body patterning. This is where the connection between your foot and your head is explained! Treatments are focused in helping someone regain full movement and stability without pain.
I have loved being at the Lotus Center since 2008. This has allowed me to study Chinese medicine and understand the underlying principles of this wonderful approach to healthcare. The cultivation of spiritual discipline has always been important to me, and Chinese medicine philosophy has influenced my spiritual practice and relationship with the world. When I’m not in North Carolina, I reside with a full practice and a full garden in Kentucky!
My credentials include: membership of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, certification in Prenatal/Postnatal Massage and Newborn Massage instruction, and a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology and Peace and Conflict Studies from Guilford College. I have received
Doula training, and attended a number of births. My experience with pregnancy and birth has greatly enhanced my instruction of Pregnancy Massage workshops.
Director of Operations/Herbal Pharmacist
I am happy to be a member of the Lotus Center team! I am also very excited to be learning more about the healing properties of Chinese herbs and Holistic/Oriental Medicine while working in the herbal pharmacy and meeting patients.
When I am not working at the Lotus Center, I work part-time with the Women’s Health Educational Consultants (WHEC), in Durham and Chapel Hill, NC. Taking an active role in one’s own health and well-being is very important to me, and extremely necessary to educate and empower ourselves so that we may enable broader community health and wellness.
I also enjoy crafting, communing, and jamming out every Sunday with Greensboro’s own Cakalak Thunder as a caixa (snare drum) player!