Each acupuncturist at White Pine is licensed through the state of North Carolina and is nationally certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine through the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM.) Sally graduated from Five Branches, a traditional Chinese medicine school in Santa Cruz, California. She also loves the Japanese acupuncture tradition and has studied with the esteemed Miki Shima.
Though we have different backgrounds and professional interests, each White Pine acupuncturist practices classical Chinese medicine as taught by Jeffrey Yuen, a leader in the dissemination of classical studies in Oriental medicine. Master Yuen’s vast knowledge combined with his inspiring spirit serve as a touchstone for us in our lives, practices, and continuing studies.
Having practiced acupuncture and herbal medicine for over eighteen years now, I am so happy to convey that I absolutely love what I do. I am continually inspired by the simultaneously delicate and powerful essence of acupuncture and all it entails. It is with great honor that I meet people in the sacred space of a treatment. As a dedication to the ultimate effectiveness of the medicine, I cultivate my own inner peace, clarity, and ability to love so that I may provide a warm, stable, and strong environment in which people can do their own transformational work.
Practicing acupuncture is what I do; it is who I am. I love being an orchestrator in the treatment room, where I consciously activate people’s acupoints so that they do their healing work themselves. I empower people to engage with their own energy. With patients, my position is one of loving support, encouraging people to thrive at their optimal potential.