My first introduction to acupuncture was at the age of seven. At that time, I had seen every podiatrist and physical therapist in the front range area for my severe calf pain caused by my toe walking. Each visit, I was recommended surgery to lengthen a portion of the Achilles tendon which has its own set of risks and was the least favorable option. My mother was recommended acupuncture as a sort of last resort option (what else did we have to lose?) and to our surprise, within five to ten treatments, my leg pain greatly subsided, and I was walking more flat-footed than ever before. The treatments brought back functionality back to my legs, feet, toes, and daily life with no more midnight disturbances from searing leg pain. Being so young, I didn’t have as much of an appreciation for acupuncture as I do now.
During the earlier days of the clinic, I started out as the receptionist and worked my way towards office manager for several years. I enjoyed seeing how patients would leave so much differently than how they came in, and watching my mother’s journey in opening the clinic and treating a variety of illnesses inspired me to follow suit.
In December of 2021, I graduated with my master’s degree in Acupuncture from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver. In March of 2022, I traveled to the countryside of Nepal to practice primary care & acupuncture for two months with the Acupuncture Relief Project.
When I am not in the clinic, you can find me on road trips traveling with my partner and dog.