Lori is an acupuncturist and herbalist based in Southern California. In her desire to heal the deep wounds and reverse the self-destructive patterns within her, she sought out alternative healing. Over the years, she learned how the mind affects the body and vice versa. She found her passion in Chinese medicine through her healing journey and experienced its transformative potential. In particular, she feels that its modalities have an advantage to holistically relieve various physical and emotional symptoms that are manifest of trauma to the body, mind and spirit. Please feel free to contact her to discuss more on this topic.
Overall, including holistic perspectives can improve healthcare outcome and patient wellbeing. Lori aims to be an advocate and resource for her patients throughout their journey, and a collaborator in the healing process. Lori’s specialities are in pain management and internal medicine and her clinical interests are insomnia, trauma informed care, mental-emotional health, women's health. She also offers services for digestive health, chronic disease support, stroke/accident/surgery rehabilitation, and preventative medicine.
Lori earned her Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica. Her education background includes a BS from Caltech in engineering and a MPP from UC Berkeley in public policy. Currently, she is pursuing her full doctoral degree at Five Branches University.
During her studies she had memorable externship experiences at the Being Alive HIV community clinic and the Disney Cancer Center in LA. Beyond school she has travelled to China for additional hours of advanced clinical training in TCM Internal Medicine, TCM Gynecology, Acupuncture and Tui-na under the supervision of Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of TCM. She also went on a 2-week Shanghai study trip with UCLA's Center for East-West Medicine to gain more integrative medicine experience.
She enjoys exploring the intersections of classical Chinese philosophies and modern medicine and has a stack of books that she might never finish reading. Outside of her studies, Lori enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and sometimes geeking out over her collections.