Chinese medicine is a lot like detective work. It requires a curious, analytical mind and a tenacious spirit. And because Chinese medicine has aspects of both art and science, it takes a unique combination of knowledge, empathy, and wisdom to be practiced most effectively.
Like a personal archeology, Chinese medicine offers the ability to explore the deep dynamics of the mind & body while looking for patterns, obstructions, and potentials. It can be used directly to alleviate pain and suffering, as well as more globally to stimulate the body’s underlying ability to heal itself. It works extraordinarily well for conditions that are affected by the emotions, for all types of pain, and the peculiar.
In all the most important ways, Chinese medicine chose me. It calls upon my natural inclinations towards ideation and intuition, and invites my introspective nature into an infinitely unfolding perspective of my own life experiences and those of others.
Having suffered the loss of my mother in childhood, I have a personal appreciation for the depth of exploration, transformative work, and resilience that people are capable of. My most successful patients are committed to a new approach to their physical and emotional health, even if they are uncertain of how Chinese medicine might work for them.
I welcome people in crisis and transition, and invite them to an ongoing commitment to grow and evolve out of trauma, addiction, and compulsive patterning. My approach is a blend of compassionate acknowledgement and reflection of how my patient’s conditions developed combined with my own experience and strategic perspective as a practitioner.
Education & Credentials
BA, Psychology – Chapman University, 1994
Shiatsu Certificate – San Francisco School of Massage, 1995
MAcOM, Masters in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine – Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, 2002
L.AC. – Licensed Acupuncturist by state regulation since 2003
Dipl.Ac. – Nationally board certified Diplomate in Acupuncture by NCCAOM since 2003
Leadership & Community Engagement
Vice President – Acupuncture Association of Missouri, August 2013 to June 2014
President – Acupuncture Association of Missouri, June 2014 to June 2016
Board of Directors – The Whole Person from September 2014 to September 2016
Co-Chair – Community Disaster Resiliency Network with the Mid-America Regional Council from 2015 to 2016
Jennifer donates gift certificates for the silent auctions at KC Spay & Neuter’s Spay-ghetti and No Balls and the Great Plains SPCA’s Pawtini events annually.