A great believer that “you are what you eat,” Tiffany advocates consuming organic, GMO-free, locally produced foods whenever possible. She also believes that eating this way should be affordable and easy for anyone to do. She is dedicated to providing resources for her community, and has a big project in the works for Portlanders. Stay tuned!
Tiffany began her formal acupuncture training in 2004 with Dr. Angela Wu, a San Francisco fertility specialist with over 40 years experience, who taught her about Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal organ massage), fertility acupuncture, herbs, and Chinese medical nutrition. She received her formal Chinese medicine education (over 3200 hours) at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California.
A lifelong learner, Tiffany has also pursued rigorous outside study with multiple masters of Eastern and alternative medicines, including:
• Mantak Chia, a Taoist master in Thailand, who taught her qigong techniques for health and emotional balance
• Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson, a medical qigong master, who taught her qigong techniques for health and emotional balance, as well as gem therapy
• Kiiko Matsumoto, a Japanese acupuncture master in the Boston area, who taught her diagnostic palpation in her particular style
• Doug Bertram, founder of Structural Elements in Maryland, who taught her his own diagnostic palpation style
Tiffany also integrates massage therapy techniques into her acupuncture treatments for a well-rounded approach to health and healing. Her fusion of these techniques has led her to specialize in pain relief for people suffering from auto accident injuries, where pain can be complex due to the layers of acute pain and usually also the exacerbation of chronic pain.
Tiffany also sees patients for chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain, as well as women’s health issues from pre-conception to birth and beyond, and pediatrics.