At Acupuncture for Optimal Health, helping people heal themselves is the goal of every treatment plan. I bring to my patients a tailored preventive and restorative health care model that includes Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Acupuncture, Japanese Shiatsu Massage, Therapeutic Swedish Massage, and Subtle Energy Therapies including Touch for Health & Neural Integration, Chinese & Western Herbs, and Nutrition.

Acupuncture in Kansas City

Treatment Philosophy

The value of Alternative Medicine is that it is gentle and non-invasive. It nurtures and helps the patient achieve recovery from the trauma of severe injury and illnesses. This Kansas City Acupuncturist provides all-natural, non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical pain relief, the elimination of tension and stress, the prevention of illness, and a dramatic improvement in health and vitality.

“Within every human being is a perfect heaven, whole and unbroken”

At Acupuncture for Optimal Health, educating, empowering and supporting my patients is the cornerstone of my practice. Every one person is unique and highly individual. Decades of training in Acupuncture allows me to perceive their specific health issues and to help them heal.

I can sleep at night

The acupuncture treatment for my elbow pain and the numbness in my fingers really seemed to work. I can sleep at night and turn my elbow with little or no pain at all.

Retired autoworker, Kansas City, MO

Joint pain is nearly gone

Acupuncture… has worked (its) “magic!” The joint pain I experienced in my hands, wrists and elbows is nearly gone. I feel so much better than before. I’ll be back soon for another session.

Osteoarthritis sufferer, Kansas City, MO

Pain relief is just wonderful

The pain relief I feel is just wonderful. The pain that was on top of my leg is still gone. It’s just amazing!

Chronically/terminally ill patient, Kansas City, MO

What a relief!

My feet were in agonizing pain. I couldn’t have made it through the airport without the acupuncture. What a relief!

Medical health professional and teacher, Kansas City, MO

Back pain is gone

Wow, the back pain I had for five years is gone! And I’m not smoking as many cigarettes; I just don’t crave them like before.

Avid golfer, Lee's Summit, MO

Pain relief from the shingles

My pain from the shingles is almost gone because of the treatment yesterday. I feel so much better.

Stressed early retiree, Kansas City, MO

Sciatic pain gone

After two acupuncture sessions, my sciatic pain was totally gone.

On the road salesman, Gladstone, MO

Recovered from the diabetic ulcer

Acupuncture helped me recover completely from the diabetic ulcer in less than six months.

Juvenile diabetes patient, Kearney, MO

Allergy relief

I know that when my allergies kick up in the Spring and Fall, I can always count on your acupuncture treatments to keep me feeling healthier and symptom-free.

Sculptor, Kansas City, MO

Calmed my dog

Sue, those essential oils helped my dog remain much calmer during our recent thunderstorm. Thanks for such a simple solution!

Dog lover, Kansas City, MO

Helped me sleep

Acupuncture and herbs help me sleep better. Insomnia isn’t an issue for me anymore.

College student, Kansas City, MO


I just came from my doctor’s appointment and she isn’t going to treat me for hypertension after all. I guess the acupuncture worked!

Almost diagnosed with hypertension, Kansas City, MO

Herbal remedies

The herbs offer welcome relief for my family and me.

Lawyer and busy mom, Leawood, KS

Helped my anxiety

The acupuncture and integrations really helped my anxiety.

Expectant mom, Kansas City, MO

The baby’s here!

The baby’s here! Thanks for the acupuncture and the “on-time-delivery.”

Third time mom, Independence, MO

Great job

Thanks for doing such a great job with my in-laws. They were hesitant to try acupuncture at their age [mid-70’s]. You made their first experience a winner. I’m confident that they will continue with acupuncture treatments when they return home.

Concerned son-in-law and client, Wellington, MO

Thank you

Thank you for being so professional and such a help to my friend in Minnesota. By answering all her questions over the phone, you made her feel 100% more confident in her decision to try acupuncture. You’re terrific!

Concerned friend, Fairway, KS

Acupuncture and herbs are incredible

I feel more like my “old self” than I have in months. The acupuncture and herbs are incredible.

Hairstylist, Kansas City, MO