I obtained my Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine located in Portland, Oregon, where my training focused on primary care, cardiopulmonary naturopathic medicine, and adjunctive cancer care. I obtained a concurrent Masters degree in Classical Chinese Medicine, with treatments focused on physical and internal medicine, as well as soul-spiritual supportive treatments. In addition to this practice style, I have a special interest in anthroposophic medicine – a comprehensive view of the human as a being of body, soul and spirit.
I practice Chinese Medicine including Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition/Dietetics, the therapeutic use of Stones and Essential Oils with the use of the extraordinary vessels, and less commonly used channels. I have trained in treating musculoskeletal pain and injuries using various acupuncture techniques within this ongoing mentorship.
Prior to returning to Ontario, I was a primary care provider in an independent clinic in downtown Portland, Oregon, licensed as both a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist. Acute and chronic illness treatments were multi-disciplinary, including screening labs and imaging if necessary, herbal, homeopathic and pharmaceuticals as well as acupuncture. Bringing a multi-disciplinary approach to the primary care office is ideal for individuals seeking care – as a one-size fits all algorithmic approach doesn’t always lead to healing.
I have a strong passion for the outdoors, biodynamic gardening, skiing, disc sports, running, cycling, painting and knitting. I grew up on a small farm in Palmer Rapids, Ontario, Canada and strive to integrate these rhythms of nature into our busy daily lifestyles for nourishment.