Welcome to Ancient Rivers Healing Arts, Inc., offering treatment of chronic and acute disease of the body, spirit and mind. I am a licensed acupuncturist and offer acupuncture and Chinese medical treatments. To schedule a session and begin your healing journey today click
A variety of healing modalities are used including acupuncture, herbal formulas, lifestyle and dietary suggestions. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are available at the Ancient Rivers Healing Arts, Inc. office 1661 High Street, in downtown Eugene, Oregon.
I received the honor of being named a "Top Doctor" in Eugene Magazine in 2019 and Portland Magazine in 2014.
Education I received my Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine Doctoral Program in January 2015 and am the recipient of the Golden Flower Scholarship. My Capstone was titled "Brain injury: causes, impacts and treatment". I am thrilled to incorporate all I learned to help my clients.
I received my Master's Degree from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine where I studied acupuncture and Chinese medicine. During that time, I was hit by a truck as I crossed Beaverton Hillsdale Highway. Chinese herbs and Osteopathy helping me heal from head trauma and stop my seizures. I could see the power and implications of this medicine. I spent two years as a Teaching Assistant for Traditional Chinese Medical Theory and Pulse and Tongue Diagnosis Lab. While at OCOM, I also worked as a Research Assistant investigating the efficacy of Chinese medicine in the treatment of patients with Multiple Sclerosis related fatigue. This project was a randomized, placebo-controlled pilot study and funded by the NIH/National Center for Alternative and Complementary Medicine. The MS study was a collaboration with Oregon Health Sciences University. To find out more about current Chinese medical research at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine click on the OCOM link above.
I worked at the Ananada Nagar Acupuncture Institute and Hospitalin West Bengal, India in fall of 2005. I assisted in the clinic and taught Zang Fu Theory to the first year acupuncture students. The Ananada Nagar hospital offers free service to the community. Acupuncture, Electro-Homeopathy, Auyurvedic and Allopathic medicine are all available to the patients. The hospital and Acupuncture Institute are located in Pundag, a beautiful area located in the jungle of western India. Although rural, the town is accessible by train from Kolkatta (also known as Calcutta). The people of Ananda Nagar are warm hearted and generous. They live a life of service supporting the farming families in the area. While working in the hospital, I was able to provide care for patients who came in with ailments not commonly seen in the United States: leprosy, elephantitis and encephalitis. The experience proved to be challenging, heart expanding and humbling. I still maintain friendships with wonderful people I met while working in Pundag.
I received my Master's in Psychology from Saybrook University in February of 2010. My Master's thesis blended psychology and acupuncture and was titled "An exploration of the efficacy of acupuncture for the treatment of somatization in female Somali refugees" and blended Chinese and Western medicine. This training enables me to blend Chinese medicine and psychology to address the body, spirit and mind levels of disease. I use acupuncture, Chinese medicine and life coaching to ease anxiety/depression/PTSD in clients who survived childhood sexual abuse, trauma, head injuries and chronic pain disorders. I have worked with veterans, health care professionals, war survivors, trauma victims and the families of murder victims. I have seen patients with peripheral neuropathy, Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia, skin cancer, Lyme, Pulmonary Hypertension, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease make great strides, sometimes becoming symptom free. I believe healing is possible. My goal is to help you get your life back so you can do the things you enjoy and connect with family and friends.