After working as an orthopedic nurse lifting patients for years, Jennifer began to develop significant knee pain, for which she sought traditional medical treatment. She was immediately prescribed medication, and told that she needed surgery. After witnessing many of her patients with post-operative pain greater than it was before surgery, she was unwilling to accept that this was her only treatment option, and began to seek alternative treatment. At the encouragement of a friend, she made an appointment with an acupuncturist. As a nurse, Jennifer was a bit skeptical of alternative modalities. However, within four sessions, the pain in her knee had decreased significantly. Within six sessions, not only was the pain completely gone, she began to notice that her allergies and asthma had also noticeably improved. She continued treatment, and became more interested in the study of the healing philosophy of traditional acupuncture.
In January of 2000, She enrolled in the Traditional Acupuncture Institute, in Columbia, MD, the first fully accredited acupuncture school in the United States. She graduated in May of 2002, with a Masters degree in Acupuncture. Jennifer is nationally board certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine from the NCCAOM, and holds the status of Diplomat of Oriental Medicine.
Jennifer specializes in Five Element Acupuncture, a tradition of acupuncture that treats a person from a holistic model and does not focus on specific symptoms. The focus is on the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. Instead of focusing solely on symptoms, acupuncture focuses on the elemental, or root cause of the symptoms, thus allowing long lasting and often permanent relief. Chinese herbs can be recommended upon request.
Jennifer is happy to be available to answer questions about the practice of acupuncture and how it can be helpful to you. She is currently practicing acupuncture in Wilmington can be reached at 302-723-0185.