Amy began her journey into Chinese Medicine as a patient. She experienced such amazing results, that she became fascinated by the holistic approach in assisting the body in self-healing. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine allows her to combine her compassionate nature and interest in caring for others with her scientific background. Amy is known not only for her deep understanding of Chinese medicine, but also her ability to clearly explain it to her patients.
Having already graduated Cum Laude from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Biology, Amy then went on to obtain a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Austin. She has received a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine from the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine by passing the acupuncture theory, point location, herbology and biomedical portions of the national board exams. While most acupuncturists have only four years of formal training, Amy has acquired six. She is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of North Carolina and has been practicing for the past 14 years.
With her desire to learn more about Chinese Medicine, she continues her studies by taking weekend classes with such distinguished acupuncturists as Jeffery Yuen, Lori Dechar, and Dr. Richard Tan. She has studied and practiced all three of the major traditions of acupuncture – Five Element, Japanese Meridian Therapy, and 8-Principle or Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Amy shares her love of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine with her husband, who is an acupuncturist in downtown Matthews. In her off time, Amy enjoys hiking in the mountains, being out in nature, and spending time with her husband and son.