L. Ac., MSAOM
During a challenging menopause, I sought acupuncture treatment and found it quite therapeutic. As a result, I developed an interest in Oriental medicine. Furthermore, in my work at Alhambra Hospital Medical Center as rehabilitation nurse (CRRN) and manager of an inpatient acute rehabilitation unit, I’ve observed that E-stim triggers nerve reflection in stroke hemiparesis patients. In the wake of these experiences, I considered acupuncture treatment may be more effective than conventional therapies alone. Fortunately for me, this awareness was simultaneous with my enrollment in Alhambra Medical University’s MSAOM program. A few years later, I accepted a position as clinical research nurse and certified clinical research professional (CCRP) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. At Cedars I was fortunate to participate in a research project conducted by the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center studying the relationship between menopause and acupuncture. The results indicated an effective outcome for menopause sufferers. In my diverse practice, I wholeheartedly believe that the integration of Western and Oriental medicines can yield powerful and beneficial outcomes for our patients.