My Credentials

Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM #155248)

A Diplomate of Oriental Medicine is a practitioner who is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) and has met the certification requirements for both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. It is a considerable professional achievement to earn the designation Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). NCCAOM certification indicates to employers, patients, and peers that one has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture and Chinese herbology as defined by the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession.

Doctor of Oriental Medicine (NM #1146)

Oriental Medicine relies on a highly comprehensive and individualized diagnosis of a patient's Qi (or chi) energy. The weakness, excess or imbalance of Qi affects key organ systems in oriental medicine and is
the underlying cause of disease and disharmony. The oriental medicine practitioner uses a broad scope of therapies to restore balance to a patient's Qi, thereby encouraging health and healing.

Master of Science of Oriental Medicine (Southwest Acupuncture College)

Successful completion of 3000+ hours of classroom and clinical training devoted to the study and practice of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine; Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Physical
Therapy, Nutrition, and Exercise/Breathing Therapy.

Bachelor of Science (University of New Mexico)

Successful completion of undergraduate degree, focusing on health sciences with prerequisites aimed towards Pre-Medicine. Declared Major in Psychology, initially focused on getting into the study of Mind and
Behavior, though professional and personal experience directed me to this world of Natural and Non-Invasive Medicine. I had a Minor Concentration on Chemistry, now utilized in carefully assessing
contraindications to their existing prescriptions, and customizing Herbal Decoctions for patients, when needed, and/or guiding them to utilize natural remedies.