Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Holistic Doctor, Author, Wellness Marketer

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I have over 20 years of experience in acupuncture, plant based nutrition therapy, herbal medicine, meditation, yoga, wellness, and marketing. My long road to becoming a doctor of Oriental Medicine and acupuncturist began at San Diego State University where I earned a Bachelor's of Science (B.S.) degree while playing shortstop for the Aztecs baseball team.

Although I realized my passion for health and wellness as a student-athlete at San Diego State, after graduation I first worked in the motion picture industry, helping produce live sports broadcasts, commercials, television shows and movies. I then later worked in creative marketing, helping produce print, web, and radio advertising media for the largest musical instrument retailer in the world.

During this time my interest in natural health and wellness never wavered, it only grew stronger. I immersed myself in various traditional naturopathic practices, yoga, zen meditation, and nutrition, and began recieving regular acupuncture treatments to help promote natural health and wellness, and navigate the pressures of my corporate job.

After acheiving several career milestones, I continued my journey at Emperor's College of Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, CA, earning a Master's of Acupuncture and Traditional Oriental Medicine (M.T.O.M.) with highest honors. This allowed me to qualify for and pass the California Acupuncture Board exam and become a licensed acupunctusist (L.Ac). My goal was later fulfilled at American Liberty University in Orange, California, where after 4 additional years of specialty research and training I obtained a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (Ph.D.) degree.

Currently I am in private practice in Modesto, California in Stanislaus County, CA. I actively operate and market my practice, and produce and design all of my own advertising media, including web design, video production, photography, and copywriting. I am also currently working on completing my first book.

Certification

  • Board Licensed Acupuncturist, California (LAc)

Education

  • Doctor of Oriental Medicine (PhD)- American Liberty University
  • Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine (M.T.O.M.)- Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)- San Diego State University

Languages

  • Bilingual English and Spanish