Hi, I'm Jacqueline.
I'm an acupuncturist, herbalist, and holistic fertility coach. I specialize in women's reproductive health, which means I can help you achieve a painless period. I can get your hormones balanced. I can treat your hot flashes or PMS. And if motherhood is ahead of you, I can help you to get pregnant and support you through a healthy pregnancy and postpartum period.
I found Chinese medicine because of my own decade-long battle with irregular menstrual cycles and painful periods. It cured me from unbearable pain I had grown to believe was inevitable. It enlightened me to all the possibilities holistic treatments hold for women who can't find solutions elsewhere. It empowered me to become the healer I am today and impassioned me to share this medicine with other women who need it.
Obviously my job includes treating patients, making teas, and creating herbal formulas, but I do a lot more than that.
I’m a health educator.
I’m a feminist.
I’m a detective of medical records.
I’m an empathetic listener.
I’m a total geek and a forever student.
I’m a safe space.
I’m an advocate for your healthcare rights.
I’m a shoulder to cry on.
I’m a guide through infertility and the IVF process.
I’m in your corner and I’ve got your back.
I know how you feel
Maybe you've been to countless doctors but you don't feel anyone is listening. Maybe you feel like something is off in your body, but you're not quite sure what. Maybe you wish you had more options than what modern medicine is providing you, but you can't seem to find them.
I know how you feel because I've been there before. I struggled with irregular cycles and debilitating menstrual pain for over 10 years before finding Chinese medicine. I had already tried all the birth controls, felt all the emotional highs and lows, and gave up on it all, before finally stumbling upon Chinese medicine. It was the very first option to actually give me real and lasting results.
That's why I'm so passionate about sharing this medicine with women, because I believe we can all benefit from conscious, personalized, holistic healthcare.
When we work together
Each session involves a conversation about your personal health goals and how I can help you achieve them. We'll work one-on-one to create a customized treatment plan, depending on your specific and unique-to-you presentation.
With Chinese medicine we'll get to the bottom of what's going on in your body and find actionable ways for you to be the healthiest you possible. We'll nourish your mind, body, and spirit with holistic treatments such as acupuncture and herbal medicine, so you can experience balanced wellness, inside and out.
When we work together, I'll give you the tools and understanding you need to take charge of your own healthcare and thrive. I'll help you to understand what's happening in your body and with your hormones, and how they're not all that mysterious after all.
I'm a not-so-secret science nerd
Although I practice Chinese medicine, my roots actually lie in Western science, which shows in my integrative approach.
As the child of chemists I grew up doing odd jobs in my parents' hand-built lab and witnessing science experiments at the dining room table. I was a scientist at heart from a very young age.
I went to USC and studied Biology with an emphasis in Neuroscience, it wasn't until I graduated college that I discovered my interest in herbalism and tried acupuncture for the very first time.
The Official Stuff
I'm licensed in acupuncture and herbal medicine by the California Acupuncture Board.
I have a Master's degree in Oriental Medicine from Dongguk University, Los Angeles, and a Bachelor's in Biology from the University of Southern California.