Lori is an acupuncturist and herbalist based in Southern California. Through her own healing journey and life experiences, she has seen that acupuncture and Chinese herbs can be complementary to conventional medicine. In her studies, she observed clinically that the addition of holistic perspectives can improve outcome and enhance treatment efficacy where there’s a gap and disconnect in health care. She aims to be an advocate and resource for her patients throughout their journey, and a collaborator in the healing process toward the betterment of their health. Lori’s specialities are in pain management and internal medicine and focuses on insomnia, tinnitus, mental-emotional health, menstrual health, digestive health, chronic disease support, stroke/accident/trauma rehabilitation, and preventative medicine.
Lori earned her Masters in 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 MS from UC Berkeley in public policy.
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 in December 2017. In summer of 2019, she 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.