Believe it or not, I spent almost 25 years in Banking before I switched my profession to practicing acupuncture. I had always had a strong interest and passion for the health sciences. In fact, I studied Biology and Psychology in college and thought about going to medical school. And even though I ended up choosing a career path in the financial world initially, I have spent over 25 years reading and studying about how to live a long and healthy life.
Did part of this passion come from the fact that I lost my mother to cancer when I was 16….she was only 42. It was a horrible tragedy for me, my Dad and my 5 siblings. I also lost my aunt (my mother’s sister) to cancer. She had become like a mother to me, so losing her to cancer 20 years later was also a huge blow. Somehow my grandmother went untouched by the disease until her 80’s, but then we lost her to cancer also.
It seems that cancer runs rampant in my family and so I have become passionate about living a healthy and balanced life.
Sometime in 1998 I attended an open house at The New York College for Health Professions in Syosset, NY and this was the day that I made a life changing decision to study Oriental Medicine…to become an acupuncturist. The old Chinese approach to health was so much more in line with my own views. In fact, driving home that evening I actually cried because I knew that I had found my life’s calling. In 2003, I graduated with a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine. Little did I know how profoundly my own health and emotional state would be affected (in a positive way). And I thought that I was already pretty healthy! I had no idea how much better I could actually feel.
So, I’ve been on this journey of finding emotional, mental, and physical balance and well being for quite some time now and my profession as an acupuncturist allows me to help you find that balance in your own life.
I continue to study and learn new techniques to always be on the cutting edge of my profession. My goal is to help you get back on a path of well-being as quickly as possible.