I received my Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine (M.Ac.O.M.) at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (SIOM) where I learned knowledge and clinical experiences in various styles of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine from. Licensed and certified as an East Asian Medicine Practitioner and acupuncturist (EAMP, LAc) by the State of Washington and awarded her credential of Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) since 2017.
Before becoming a certified acupuncturist & herbalist, I was a computer software engineer for many years until my daughter entered the kindergarten. Since then I spent a lot of time volunteering in her schools. I have been at a local heritage Chinese language school as a teacher and administrator near two decades. After being a stay-home mom for years, I finally decide to take actions to pursue my dream, I want to help the sufferings through the power of ancient Chinese Medicine.
Being compassionate, giving, and persistent has been part of my daily practice as a Buddhist. I am keen to find balance in the patients and in myself. I don't make excuses, I make improvements and focus on solving problems. I love to guide my patients maintaining their own wellness of body and mind in a long run. I would accompany my patients throughout their journey toward their health because I understand what suffering feels like.
I periodically take professional training classes, workshops, and online webinars to refresh and enrich my knowledge and acquire new techniques. The ultimate goal of my practice is to make sure patients’ needs are being met with my full-hearted care.
Learning from my past experience in my life, I will not hesitate to admit what my limits are. It is important that patients feel that they are well taken care of. In the cases that I reach my limit to treat them, I am happy to either consult with senior practitioners or refer my patients to other physicians and practitioners who can take good care of them. Therefore, having a collaborative network is important to make my practice helpful for my patients.
Last, there is no doubt that learning is a lifelong process. I will engage in lifelong learning for my patients, team and self.