Acupuncture Works Rocky River, Ohio

My Certifications

Diplomate of Acupuncture

NCCAOM Certified

A Diplomate of Acupuncture is an acupuncturist who is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®). It is a considerable professional achievement to earn the designation Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM). NCCAOM certification indicates to employers, patients, and peers that one has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture as defined by the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession. For additional information, about the Diplomate of Acupuncture, please visit the NCCAOM Website.

Master of Science in Oriental Medicine

Florida College of Integrative Medicine, Orlando, FL. Completed Master of Science in Oriental Medicine mastering Traditional Chinese Medicine Techniques including acupuncture, Chinese Tui Na, cupping, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and electrical stimulation with needles.

Master of Arts in Anthropology

University of Cincinnati, College of Arts and Sciences. Master thesis completed on an ethnographic population study researching how women decide to use herbal medicine.

Master of Science in Health Planning and Administration

University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning. Master thesis completed on the therapeutic techniques utilized at a children and family services organization.

Florida State Oriental Medicine Association.

August 2019. Completed continuing education hours in Japanese Hari Style Acupuncture, Dit Da, Neuropuncture, and Gut Dysbiosis.  Florida State Oriental Medical Association (FSOMA) Orlando Florida.

August 2016. Completed Continuing Education Units in Dermatology, Five-Element Acupuncture, and "Dit Da" (treating trauma with Oriental Medicine). Florida State Oriental Medical Association (FSOMA) Orlando Florida.

Florida State Oriental Medical Association

August 2015. Completed Continuing Education Training in Acupuncture. Florida State Oriental Medicine Association (FSOMA), Tampa, Florida. 

Tactical Medicine Training

April 2016. Completed 16 hrs. Tactical Medicine Training (Non-Invasive). Learned to vent/bandage gunshot, knife and other traumatic wounds; properly utilize blood coagulant product, NPA (nasopharyngeal airway), and other stabilizing techniques used in a trauma situation. Tactical Weapons Training Group (TWTG), Apple Creek, Ohio. 

Other interesting info....

MMAP-Maya Mountains Archaeological Project, sponsored by the National Geographic Society. Participated in archaeological and biological research on the intial MMAP research team in the Maya Mountains of Belize, Central America in 1992. Returned in 1994 and 1996 for additional research opportunities.

Enjoys riding motorcycles, gardening, cooking from scratch and being in the great outdoors in all seasons

Practiced Shotokan Karate under her father's tutelage-an accomplished Sensei

Advocates with her husband for adopting rescue and homeless animals, "Adopt not shop" 

Enjoys traveling the world with her husband, experiencing different cultures, foods and ways of being

Plays the organ since training in it at age 7; also plays the piano, and self-taught in drums and guitar

Studies yoga and was a yoga instructor in the 1990's-early 2000

Reiki Master




My intuition never fails me, it is I who fail when I do not listen to it.

Sufi Mystic Hazrat Inayat Khan