About Amy

Amy has been nationally certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology since 1996 and has been practicing as a Licensed Acupuncturist in California since 1998. Whether working with people with chronic pain, cancer, insomnia, or common colds, Amy treats each individual from a holistic perspective, emphasizing the relationship between lifestyle, nutrition, and wellness

Amy's life-long interest in nutrition began with her mother's elaborate home-cooked meals, portraitand was refined during her years of work in the field of whole foods cooking. It was through her fascination with healing through food that Amy came to her calling as a Chinese medicine practitioner, and diet and nutrition remain an integral part of her clinical approach.

A graduate of Five Branches Institute of Chinese Medicine (MTCM) in Santa Cruz, Amy completed post-graduate training in China at the Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and at the Yunnan TCM Hospital. She has studied with such luminaries as Kiiko Matsumoto, Andy Ellis, Miki Shima, Jeffrey Yuen, Isaac Cohen, and Liu Ming, has trained at the International School of Shiatsu, and has received advanced training in Chinese medicine pediatrics.

Raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Amy has lived in Boston, Italy, Switzerland, Santa Cruz, and China, and has made her home in Berkeley for the past twenty years. Outside of work, Amy is a committed meditator in the Buddhist tradition, an avid hiker, a student of the guqin, and, of course, a devotee of simple, well-cooked organic meals.