Since my childhood I had a passion for teaching and medicine. In Lithuania I taught high school geography and I had a great interest in natural healing modalities. I immigrated to the United States from Lithuania in 2004. I studied massage therapy knowing it was a good way to help people feel better. In 2007 I developed a severe and prolonged jaw infection. The pain was unbearable. I was prescribed narcotic pain meds to take every 4 hours. The more I took these pain killers, the more I needed them.
I became disappointed with allopathic medicine and started searching for a more natural way of healing. This was the driving force that led me to Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture. I knew this was the best way to help myself, my loved ones and other people. I studied hard and graduated from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture with Master’s degree in Science of Oriental Medicine (MSOM) and Doctor's degree in Acupuncture with a Specialization in Herbal Medicine (DAcHM).
I treat a wide spectrum of musculoskeletal, neurologic, emotional, stress and systematic disorders.
I diagnose and treat my patients holistically by helping them to understand their life style, mind, body and spirit connection. In addition to acupuncture I incorporate into my treatments a lot of other complimentary modalities such as Chinese massage and Acupressure (Tui Na), cupping, gua sha, electro-stimulation, etc.
My husband Nelson is an RN. On the days he is off he helps me in the office. My only daughter lives in the UK. During my free time I enjoy caring for our rescue dogs, reading and spending time with my husband. We have discovered a “sacred place” in Oak Creek Canyon where we can rest our feet in the running water and enjoy the sounds of nature and the clean mountain air, thereby resetting our minds and bodies from the stresses of civilization.
Because of my strong background in science and nature, I see mankind as a part of nature. When nature is out of balance we have disasters: tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, volcanoes, earthquakes, etc. Our planet has the capacity to slowly recover. The human body is no different. The major goal of Traditional Chinese Medicine is to increase the body’s healing capacity by bringing it into balance depending on the disease or injury pattern. Where there is excess we treat by reducing, where there is deficiency we treat by tonification, where there is stagnation, we we treat by promoting circulation.
I give a lot of attention to the emotional needs of my patients. We live in very stressful times. Stress obstructs circulation and causes discomfort or pain in the body. It shuts down the immune system and weakens the body’s defensive capabilities. When the body and emotions are in balance, there is no pain and life is more joyful and harmonized. I am dedicated to bringing this balance to my patients.
- Doctor of Acupuncture with a Specialization in Herbal Medicine (DAcHM)
- Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM)
- National Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM)
- Arizona Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc)
- Bachelor in Secondary Education (BSED)
- Bachelor in Natural Sciences (BNS)