My interest in this field began several years ago after learning that acupuncture was sometimes used in China as the only form of anesthesia for certain surgical procedures – more so in the past but still today in some cases. My mom, an anesthesiologist, was attending a medical conference during which she saw video footage of a surgical procedure being performed using acupuncture anesthesia. She was impressed, and after she mentioned it to me, I was intrigued. My intrigue grew into interest as I started investigating the authenticity of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
I studied a pre-med curriculum in college but decided not to pursue medical school. I really don’t know if I had ever even heard of acupuncture before my mom’s mention of it. And to be honest, the intrigue I had initially was first met with a healthy dose of skepticism, but the more I found out about acupuncture and its’ merits, the more I started to see myself pursuing it as a career. The graduate program I attended provided me a solid foundation in both classroom study and clinical experience.
I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to establish and grow a practice here in Baton Rouge. It’s been fulfilling and satisfying to provide patients with the benefits of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. As acupuncture has increasingly become a more mainstream medical treatment across the U.S., I’m pleased to be able to provide people in our community access to this ancient healing tradition.