Nicole’s interest in Chinese medicine was sparked when she took a Qigong class at Pitzer College while studying ethnoecology. (Qigong is a meditative healing exercise based on the Chinese philosophy of the relationships between humans and nature). This led her to Shanghai, where she interned in a teaching hospital of Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and became deeply impressed with the sophistication, safety, and efficacy of this system of healthcare.
She holds a Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Midwest College for Oriental Medicine and is board certified in both Oriental medicine (NCCAOM) and Oriental Reproductive Medicine. She completed a fellowship in Oriental Reproductive Medicine in Nanjing, China where she studied with four TCM physician specialists in integrated hospitals.
Nicole is passionate about integrating a more holistic and functional philosophy of healthcare with our modern medicine and has experience treating complex cases for a hospital integrative medicine program since 2001. She has also studied yoga and meditation through the Himalayan Institute and is a former teacher and clinic supervisor for the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Outside of practice, she enjoys being a mom to her two young children.