Hi, I'm Mia.
My journey to complementary medicine started with a stomach ache. It got so bad that I went to my MD. After a few rounds of meds that didn’t work, he sent me to a gastroenterologist. The ultrasound was negative, so I got a colonoscopy (not fun). Finally, a problem was visible (inflammation), and I thought, "Awesome! Now we can get to the business of making me feel better!" I was wrong. The doctor's exact words were, "Your colon is not inflamed enough for me to treat it.” Wait...what??!
I was as skeptical about Eastern medicine, but I was also desperate. With nothing to lose, I finally went to see an acupuncturist. During my first visit, she gave me herbs and some dietary guidelines. Within a month, my pain was gone. My skepticism was replaced with intrigue, and I began a lifelong study of complementary medicine.
It was my love of sports, my fascination with human function, and the dramatic reduction of pain and rapid restoration of function of my own sports-injured parts that made me decide to make a career out of it.
I absolutely love going to work every day and helping patients move from frustration and confusion about their health to clarity and hope. Seriously, dream job.
As a third generation San Franciscan, I am very honored to serve the city that my family has called home for over 100 years.
- Acupressure Institute’s Acupressure Practitioner program specializing in Sports Acupressure, Neuromuscular Technique, and Tui Na
- Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland
- California Acupuncture license
- Post-graduate Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship with Whitfield Reaves, renowned practitioner, teacher, and author of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries & Pain
- Pursuing a Doctoral degree in Integrative Acupuncture Orthopedics and Classical Chinese Medicine