Lea was inspired to pursue a career in Chinese medicine after it played a role in her recovery from a low back injury sustained as a college athlete. After years of chronic pain, she was amazed by how dramatically her body, mind and spirit responded to acupuncture. It transformed her beliefs about health and healing.
Lea received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Stanford University and worked for many years in the fields of teaching and public health research. She then earned her MAOM degree at the New England School of Acupuncture, where she completed additional training in orthopedic acupuncture. She is licensed to practice both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and has worked in many settings, including a rehabilitation hospital system, an elder service center, community clinics, corporate wellness programs, and a women’s health practice providing fertility support and pregnancy care.
Currently, Lea is engaged in a year-long course studying the Huangdi Neijing (the ancient foundational text of Chinese medicine) and the clinical practice of Neijing classical acupuncture. Her practice also incorporates knowledge from her studies of nervous system regulation, trauma healing, and holistic pelvic health.
Guided by her belief in the healing power of connection (to self, to nature, and to community), Lea is passionate about helping people move out of patterns of pain and disconnection to reclaim their natural state of integrity.