When I was three years old, I followed my father around as he taught both Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine classes to doctors in our hometown in China. He was a medical doctor (M.D.) trained in both Internal Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, and was the director of the only hospital in our city. On many Sundays, I sat on a homemade bicycle seat for two hour long rides as my father cycled to rural areas. Watching him and his acupuncture needles heal with great passion is a profound experience that I will never forget.
More than 30 years later, I am now the healer with the same passion for medicine and helping people as my father did. The journey to arrive at this point was not straightforward, but the experiences that I had encountered in life allow me to relate more effectively and genuinely with my patients.
During my twenties and early thirties, I felt both emotionally and physically unfulfilled. Experiencing my own health challenges, I searched for the causes of these ailments and was not able to come up with a satisfactory answer. Eventually, the road led me to two individuals: a Naturopathic Physician and a Cranial-sacral therapist. The experiences were life-changing, and for the first time, I felt like I was starting to put the pieces of my life back together.
Inspired by the impact these practitioners had made, I decided to pursue a vocation in Naturopathic Medicine due to its diverse amount of modalities available to help people achieve wellness. I completed the four-year Doctorate program at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, graduating with the award for Clinical Excellence. Post-graduation studies included a six-month internship with Dr. Tim Brown, ND at Ocean Park Natural Therapies, afterwards I continued as an associate doctor for 15 months. Today, I am blessed to work with a talented team of doctors at SCIMEDICA Health Group.
In my opinion, medicine cannot be approached in a linear, two-dimensional fashion. Since the concept of health is on a spectrum, and therefore multi-faceted, the medical approach to healing should also be multi-angled, with a three-dimensional point of view.