I was first exposed to Chinese Medicine after a knee injury shifted my dreams of becoming a dancer to the pursuit of healing. This pursuit has developed a deep interest in the intersection of personal healing and healing within our partnerships, communities and as part of the natural world.
My practice is a hands on blend of acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, tui na (Chinese medical massage), therapeutic exercise and herbs. I have been greatly influenced by my studies of Jin Shou Tui Na and the martial arts Xing Yi and Ba Gua with the North American Tang Shou Tao Association, Craniosacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute and Visceral Manipulation with the Barral Institute.
I am an avid learner, traveler and artist. I am passionate about learning from the deep human traditions of medicine, arts and culture from around the world. I am happiest out on the edge of growth and discovery balanced by time in the kitchen, my art studio, nature, dancing or training.
For me the ongoing study and practice of Chinese Medicine fulfills a dynamic drive for expansion and depth, creativity and stillness, personal and human connection and a sense of place within nature.
In 2005 I began formally studying Chinese Medicine, Upledger Craniosacral Therapy and Jin Shou Tui Na at the Northern Arizona Massage Therapy Institute in Sedona Arizona. Around this time I began the internal cultivation practices of qigong, Xing Yi and Ba Gua. I received my MSTCM degree from The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in 2012. I have recently returned to pursue a Doctorate degree focused in Orthopedic Acupuncture and Classical Herbalism.
The name Seeing Palm is inspired by an early teacher in my education. She encouraged us to get out of our head and into our hands, to learn to see with our hands. I have held to this image as a point of meditative focus in my practice and have passed it on in teaching others. Next time you touch someone consider giving it a try!