Acupuncture Chinese Herbs Pain Management Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Acupuncture, Pain Management, Chronic Pain Management, Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury, Acupuncture Treatment Appropriateness, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Herbs, Craniosacral Therapy


  • Licensed Acupuncturist in California: license
  • NCCAOM Certified in Oriental Medicine
  • Diplomate of the Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics
  • Qualified Medical Evaluator in the California Worker’s Compensation system
  • Subject Matter Expert for the California Acupuncture Board and Department of Consumer Affairs, involved in all aspects of exam development for the California licensing examination
  • Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher
  • Advanced training in Functional Nutrition
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (retired 1995)


Balboa Park Holistic Wellness Center
Clinical private practice as a business owner and licensed acupuncturist. General practice focuses on cancer treatment support, women’s health, orthopedic issues, sports injuries, work related injuries, autoimmune disorder management, and graceful aging.

Clinical Skills include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Electroacupuncture
  • Cupping
  • Manual therapies including tui na, craniosacral therapy, acupressure
  • Therapeutic exercise instruction
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Chinese herb and vitamin/mineral supplementation
  • Patient education
  • Coordination of care with other healthcare providers
  • Provision of on-site clinical services including acupuncture and massage for corporate wellness programs
  • Medical-legal evaluation in California Worker’s Compensation including preparation of detailed, evidence-based reports

Previous work history

Wellness Solutions: Provided on-site massage therapy to employees of Hewlett Packard and Biogen Idec.

Parker Hannifin: Provided on-site acupuncture services to employees as part of a worker’s compensation prevention program.
Quality Rehabilitation Resources: Provided vocational case management services to injured workers to facilitate prompt return to work.
Comprehensive Rehabilitation Resources: Provided vocational case management and medical case management services to injured workers to facilitate timely return to work.


  • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine: MSTOM 12/1999
  • State University of NY at Albany: BA Psychology 12/1985, MS Rehabilitation Counseling 08/1987

Continuing Education

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Completed course in Oncology Acupuncture
  • Toastmasters International: Achieved level of Advanced Communicator Bronze and Advanced Leader Bronze, and served as club secretary and president
  • ICEAM: Completed 5 course sequence in Classical Chinese Medicine via the Jin Gui Xiao Luo
  • Apex Energetics: Completed 4 courses in Functional nutrition, endocrinology, laboratory interpretation, and treatment of thyroid disorders
  • Lerner Education: Completed 12 month program (300 hours) in Acupuncture Orthopedics
  • Upledger Institute: Completed 4 courses in Craniosacral Therapy

Professional Associations

  • Society for Integrative Oncology
  • American Acupuncture Council