ALL HEALING STARTS WITH THE HEART
Acupuncture is an ancient healing art that aims to empower anyone to fulfill their utmost potential on all of life's dimensions.
My journey toward the skill began when I was a child looking for truth and questioning the Mystery of life, and for ways to connect with people. I focused on the heart in my studies and became a registered medical diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer. I gained tremendous experience working with cardiac patients in Maryland. I am the human catalyst between the high technology equipment, the cold and sometimes harsh hospital environments and my cardiac patients.
I eventually injured my neck, shoulder and wrists from the repetitive work and developed carpal tunnel syndrome. Doctors here in Maryland advised me to have surgery on my wrists, at the same time that they told me I would have to live with neck pain for the rest of my life and that I should apply for disability because I qualify for it! By then the pain was already keeping me up at night.
A friend suggested I try acupuncture, and I did perhaps on a whim. My acupuncturist told me: My pain is my teacher, and my body is wise. If I listen to its wisdom, I may learn what it is trying to tell me. He spent a good amount of time listening to me and asking me questions that I didn't think were related to the pain. By the time my session was over, I felt like I was being given a second chance.
I ended up not needing any surgery at all, let alone being disabled. While my pain somehow seemed to ease itself away. I never felt so healthy, and I immediately enrolled to begin acupuncture studies.
Today I am certified and licensed in general acupuncture, Chinese Herbal medicine, acupuncture detoxification, facial rejuvenation acupuncture and Zero Balancing.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese art and holistic approach to healing. Chinese herbology is like music in plant form… the herbs enter the body and begin to heal. Acupuncture detoxification gently treats various diseases of addiction. Facial rejuvenation literally erases the lines in one's face, at the same time that it enhances the body, mind and spirit. Zero Balancing is a gentle type of body work that leads to profound experiences and allows for life to unfold in beautiful ways with much ease. One of the ways Dr. Fritz Smith, founder of Zero Balancing describes ZB is: " Zero Balancing is a subliminal therapy, it is like massage with clothes on, like counseling without talking". It is than chiropractics, a sort of internal Feng Shui of the body as it moves one into balance.
As an Acupuncturist, Herbalist, and Zero Balancer, my goal is to empower my patients to fulfill their utmost potential in life and manifest their destiny and consciously evolve. The choice of acupuncture points, herbs, and other treatments awakens patients to their own healing potential. Finding the point with the clearest resonance in any one moment is how I remind the body that it has the capacity to heal itself and the potential to evolve beyond one’s limited mind. By providing a tranquil space and non-judgmental listening, I support my patients in finding the tools to make often huge, positive changes in their own lives.
I am newly elected Vice Presedent of public affairs for MAS (Maryland Acupuncture Society). I hope to bring love, unity and cohesiveness to the community so that we become a force of positive change in this world.
My education includes a Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Post Graduate Program Degree from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in Laurel, Maryland.
A Certification as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist through the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association
A Diplomate in Acupuncture through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
I also served as faculty at Maryland University of Integrative Health.
I am a Certified Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncturist, studied with the renowned expert Virginia Doran.
I am a Certified Zero Balancer, it is my honor to have studied and continue to study with the skillful practitioner, founder of Zero Balancing, Dr. Fritz Smith www.zerobalancing.com.
Although only partially relevant to my current work, I hold a BA in English literature from Mustansiriyah University in Baghdad, Iraq, where I also worked for years as a bi-lingual interpreter.
After immigrating to the United States, I studied Cardiac Sonography at the Johns Hopkins Bay View Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. I became a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer.
I also taught an Independent Study class in Echocardiography at the Ultrasound School of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland where I laid the ground work to establish the echocardiography department at the Ultrasound school at JHH in 1998.
I have studied Chinese Medicine intensively in addition to my years of continued studies with Lonny Jarrett.