I maintain my private practice in Santa Cruz, CA. Santa Cruz is a place of beauty, wonder and healing. It’s no mystery why the world-renowned Five Branches University, Graduate School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, chose this seaside community for their main campus. While studying for my license at Five Branches I began my extensive studies in Functional Medicine. Over the past 15 years I have completed hundreds of hours of Functional Medicine training through the Kalish Institute, the Institute for Functional Medicine, and numerous conferences and seminars. Working with hundreds of patients through both my private practice and SCD Lifestyle (www.scdlifestyle.com) has given me effective tools to confidently help people resolve their health issues.
As the clinic director, I coordinate a diverse team of health practitioners. We provide Functional Medicine, acupuncture, herbal medicine, clinical nutrition, chiropractic, massage therapy, craniosacral therapy, and tuina services. Our diverse modalities allow us to provide individualized treatment options to our patients. We see teens from 14-19 and adults of any age.
I specialize in Functional Medicine, bio-identical hormones, Paleo and plant-based nutrition, Herbalism, Acupuncture, and Detoxification. The direct connection that I have with my patients is vital to my ongoing work. Every new challenge is a chance to learn. Each success adds to the options that I’m able to provide. For patients outside of the Santa Cruz area, across the country and around the world, I consult via Phone/Skype.