The Synergy of Western and Eastern Medicine

At Mountain Spring Health Clinic, we refine the techniques of both western and eastern medicinal traditions, integrating the best of both philosophies into our health care practice. We believe that effective medical treatment involves the careful application of both disciplines and treats the whole person, not just one symptom.


Our experience has taught us that the greatest healing techniques come from a mutual commitment from both patient and doctor to arrive at a realistic solution that fosters long term personal development as well as physical and emotional health.

Diagnostic Tools

In 1999 I established my Acupuncture practice in (Hollywood District) North East Portland. After a few more years of working with patients I began to encounter ailments for which Acupuncture was not able to provide a complete treatment. During this time, I was looking for a way to get my Chinese medicine knowledge and my Western physical medicine knowledge to be used more synergistically. It was at this time that I was introduced to the discipline of Applied Kinesiology (AK).

Applied Kinesiology is a system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing with other standard methods of diagnosis. I can honestly say I walked away from my first series of treatments a different person. AK sought to incorporate the exact principles I had been applying in my practice and took it a step further incorporating muscle testing and medical diagnosis.

Since my introduction to AK I've participated in a number of AK training seminars and am working towards fulfilling the requirements and board examinations to become a Diplomate of International Board of Applied Kinesiology (DIBAK). Before long I began to see the benefits that a Naturopathic Education could provide my patients, particularly in combination with Chinese Medicine and Applied Kinesiology.

After a few years of practicing acupuncture and AK I set out to complete my ND degree; determined to integrate the three modalities into my approach to treatment. Naturopathic Medicine gave me a more in depth perspective and understanding of physiology, prescription medications and their interactions in the body and diagnostic tools such as x-ray, and blood tests. Using a combination of the three disciplines enables me to better treat and interpret the body's needs.