In practice since 2001, Nicole is passionate about bringing a more holistic and functional approach to our modern healthcare experience. For 18 years, she treated complex cases with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at Northshore University Healthsystem’s Integrative Medicine program.
She earned a Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Midwest College for Oriental Medicine and holds board certification in both Oriental medicine and Oriental reproductive medicine. In 2011, she completed a fellowship in Nanjing, China where she studied with four TCM fertility doctors in integrated hospitals. A lifelong passion for nutrition led to her to train in functional nutrition with Kalish Institute for Functional Medicine. Nicole has also studied yoga and meditation through the Himalayan Institute and is a former teacher for the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
Her interest in Chinese medicine was sparked by a qigong class at Pitzer College. This led her to Shanghai, where she interned in a teaching hospital of Shanghai College of TCM and became deeply impressed with the sophistication, safety, and efficacy of this system of healthcare.