I began my studies of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in 1987. I studied at the New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest acupuncture school in the nation. There I studied with teachers who trained under Dr. James Tin Yao So, the founder of our school. I trained, as well, with internationally known teachers of Japanese acupuncture Kiiko Matsumoto and Stephen Birch, along with many other expert teachers.
I had the great fortune to study, shadow and be friends with Ching Ling Kung, M.D. (China), L.Ac. She was an amazing acupuncturist and herbalist whose in depth knowledge of Chinese medicine was far beyond what most of us could every achieve after a lifetime of study.