Welcome to California Community Center for Acupuncture
I was in my first semester of law school when an unbelievable feeling of fire started flaring in my hands a month after receiving an MMR vaccine. Finding no relief from a prescription and being told that they'd have to "run tests," little did I know I was walking from the university clinic and onto a six-year journey that would ultimately lead to becoming a doctor of Chinese medicine.
I had always had as many mixed feelings about alternative medicine as I had about the medical establishment. My mother has spent a lifetime negotiating both for chronic asthma. By my freshman year of high school in Fairfield, Iowa, a humble Transcendental Meditator, an acupuncturist from Guandong, China was making a real difference for her and he also became my primary doctor.
Such an upbringing, in addition to being named for a Chinese philosopher, primed me to be open to the universe of healing possibilities while judging them completely on their merits. My own healing process involved spending a few thousand dollars on homeopathy, hyperbaric, supplements and herbs before coming full circle back to Chinese medicine, particularly Chinese herbalism.