About Me

I am a clinical intern at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medical College (AIMC) in Berkeley, CA in the M.Sc. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I care deeply about patients' health and thriving, and have particular interest in the gut-brain connection, virology, the treatment of pain, and holistic wellbeing, including emotional and mental health. I have a B.A. in South Asian Religions from UC Santa Barbara (2009) and a strong background in Ayurveda (traditional East Indian medicine) and digestive health, and am bilingual in Spanish.

 

Soy un interno clínico aquí en AIMC y en mi tercer año del M.Sc. en Acupuntura y Medicina Oriental. Me preocupo profundamente por su salud y prosperidad, y tengo un interés particular en la conexión entre el sistema digestivo y el cerebro, la virología, el tratamiento del dolor y el bienestar integral, incluida su salud emocional y mental. Tengo una licenciatura en Religiones del Sur de Asia de UC Santa Barbara (2009) y una sólida formación en Ayurveda (medicina tradicional de las Indias Orientales) y salud digestiva, y soy bilingüe en español (mayormente).​

Education and Certifications

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Master's of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (2017-Current)

A four-year immersion into Western Biomedicine and Traditional Asian Medicine, including modalities of Acupuncture, herbal medicine and formulas, nutrition and dietary therapy, and manual manipulation. 

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Buddhist Teacher, Gelug/Rime tradition of Tibetan Buddhism

I was given the privilege of my life by my teacher, Yangsi Rinpoche, Geshe Lharampa, to give basic instruction in Buddhist meditation and theory in 2016.  

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B.A. East Asian and Comparative Religious Studies

U.C. Santa Barbara, 1998- 2009

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My Philosophy

Your body is the ultimate healer. Disease isn't inevitable, but it is common, and the severity of disease can depend on both the intensity and length of the ailment. 

Traditional Asian Medicine contains methods to both preventative and resolve disease. While an ounce of prevention truly is worth a pound of cure, you can generally expect significant improvement with even entrenched health problems with the right treatment and practitioner. 

Let's see if we are a good fit, and contact me for a free, short consultation. I'll always act in your best interest, and if we're a match we can make true progress.