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My career path as a licensed acupuncturist began in Atlanta, Georgia where I attended a small liberal arts college for my undergraduate studies. After graduation I sought out the calming and healing temperament of the Hawaiian islands and was happy to call Maui my home for a few years. It was during this time that I had my first acupuncture treatment for an acute neck injury. Immediately after the insertion of the first few needles, I felt an energetic change within my body and was hooked. I knew in my heart that I had found my calling. After the treatment was over, I asked the practitioner for an introductory book on Chinese Medicine and began my journey to becoming a professional healer.
After two years of preparation I embarked on my graduate studies at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon. I received a first-class education in Chinese Oriental Medicine which includes acupuncture, herbal theory, meditation, and massage techniques. I have also done extensive postgraduate study in Japanese acupuncture, a style that utilizes palpation in both diagnosis and treatment. Through my studies I ultimately learned to become a facilitator in health, using my knowledge and skills to help others reach their potential.
I am supported by a husband and two kids who remind me to laugh every day. I consider myself to be an athlete, spending my youth on the soccer field and in adulthood accomplishing triathlete races and doing trail runs when I can. I also enjoy gardening and spending time with family and friends.
Danielle has been in the field of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for 12 years and brings extensive clinical experience from a post graduate internship at the prestigious Nanjing University Hospital, Jiangsu, China. She has been in private practice in Virginia, Missouri and Oregon specializing in women’s health and fertility, as well as working in 5-star spas, onboard luxury cruise liners, introducing thousands of guests to the benefits of Chinese Medicine.
Danielle uses her skill and experience to treat all types of Pain Conditions, Arthritis, Sciatica, Weight Loss and Digestive Concerns, Women’s Health (PMS, Fertility and Menopausal Symptoms), Insomnia and Emotional Disorders (like Anxiety, Depression and Stress). Incorporating all of the tools Traditional Chinese Medicine has to offer, she can personalize a unique plan for each of her patients to meet their health care needs.
Her experience as an acupuncturist over the last 12 years has made her acutely aware of how important complimentary therapies like acupuncture holistic medicine are in our society and within our health care system. Important, not just for the physical wellbeing of the patients she serves, but also for their emotional state and outlook on life.
Her passion is to educate her patients about how to optimize their health and encourage them to be active participants in meeting their goals.
In her spare time, you can find Danielle discovering the trails of Kentucky with her pup, digging in the dirt and growing veggies, or cooking up nutritious meals with family and friends.