About My Practice

I provide a holistic health service that addresses the symptoms, underlying causes, and co-factors of disease, with the goal of relieving the body, mind and spirit from distress and improving quality of life.

The holistic model of medicine considers every aspect of one's life -diet, physical activity, environment, work, relationships, social factors, beliefs, attitudes, experiences, genetics, aspirations, etc. Issues are deconstructed and a plan is made to assist individuals in building a new foundation for health happiness and total wellbeing.

Personalized plans to meet your needs

With so many variables, you need a provider with broad training and experience to recognize and identify which ones are affecting you, and can guide you through multiple disciplines to resolve them.

I design customized strategies that address your unique needs, integrating the leading edge of medical science, natural methods, and ancient traditions in partnership with a comprehensive network of referred specialists.

A Mind > Body example

One may have chronic low back pain from being overweight due to poor eating habits born of depression and/or anxiety. 

Solution:

Massage may provide temporary relief to help break the feedback cycle between pain and tension, allowing the body to heal itself, while increasing body-awareness that will assist in better posture, temporarily relieve depression & anxiety to help abate the stress-eating, and help any related unconscious content rise to the surface so they can be addressed by counseling.

Pilates will strengthen the core to counter the strain of the weight pulling forward on the lumbar.

Yoga will help increase the elastic threshold of the muscles and connective tissues to prevent spasms.

H.I.T. exercise will help burn excess fat away while increasing lean muscle mass which increases metabolism.

Strategic Nutrition will change body/brain chemistry to improve mood and diminish unhealthy cravings, assisting in trimming down.

Counseling will help address the emotional roots of the stress-eating, and Life Coaching will help the individual stay motivated and on track. 

Together, these solutions will lead to a truly healthy and happy person who will get the most out of life.

A Body > Mind Example

One may be depressed simply from lack of nutrients and poor eating habits. This requires a much simpler approach: improving nutrition and eating habits. No need for counseling to mine non-existing emotional issues here. The issue may be as simple as needing to eat earlier in the evening to get better sleep to alleviate chronic fatigue that's been causing depression. 

 

One condition, many possible causes and solutions

People can develop a complex web of interconnected, mutually reinforcing health problems caused by:

* physical neglect, trauma and/or abuse

* emotional neglect, trauma and/or abuse

* excessive environmental toxins

* subtle and/or acute food sensitivities and/or allergies

* lack of specific nutrients

* imbalanced gut flora 

* persistent patterns of negative thoughts and feelings

Almost always I find multiple factors challenging one's health and wellbeing. Consequently, multiple solutions are usually necessary to get results. My goal is to help people save precious time (and money) by ensuring all necessary means are employed so they can stop suffering and start enjoying the greatest quality of life available to them as soon as possible to get the most life out of their years.

Health & Wellbeing are like baking a (paleo) cake.

You have to mix all the necessary ingredients in the right ratios and bake it at the right temperature for the right amount of time to get a good cake.

About Me

I began learning martial arts at age 7 and shiatsu at age 10. My mother was a Physical Therapist keen on nutrition and my father provided me a very active outdoors lifestyle where I was often deep in the forests and mountains of the high Sierra wilderness. This balanced upbringing imbued me with a deep awareness of my body, affinity with Nature, discipline, dedication and empathy. These qualities form my philosophy of life and my professional practice. 

At 21, I moved to Berkeley where I completed 1,000 hours at the Acupressure Institute in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Eastern and Western modalities of Therapeutic Bodywork, and Alternative/Complimentary Healing practices within the Integrative Model. I have been practicing professionally since 1995 while continuing my education in the health sciences and healing arts and exploring the human condition.

 
In 2011, I returned to college to work towards a PhD so I can do research in Regenerative Medicine and discover how we can stimulate the human body to regenerate damaged or lost limbs and organs and even restore youthful appearance and function to the aged so people may live indefinitely in their prime.

In 2014, I graduated with High Honors from Solano Community College with Associate degrees in Psychology, Social Sciences and Liberal Studies, and a certificate in Applied Biotechnology. My next step is a BS in Psychology emphasizing Biology at UC Davis, followed by a PhD in Neuroscience. 

Currently, I'm taking a break from school to balance my practice with travel, living life and writing my book, Perpetual Prime: A World Without AgingLearn more about my book and stay tuned at www.PerpetualPrimeBook.com

Holistic Health, Consulting, Chinese Medicine, Life Coaching, Nutrition, Massage, Meditation Instruction, Rehabilitation, Addiction Cessation, Recovery, Wellbeing, Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Integrative Health

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