Vivian earned a Master’s of Acupuncture and a Master ‘s of Chinese Herbalism degree from Southwest Acupuncture College, Boulder campus. This four-year program consisted of 3092.5 hours of education, including 1,140 hours of clinical practice. She is certified as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine issued by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She holds a certification in Clean Needle Technique and is licensed to perform acupuncture in the Commonwealth of Virginia through the Board of Medicine. Vivian is also a certified massage therapist licensed through the Virginia Board of Nursing with over 12 years of experience. Other held degrees include a Master’s of Medical Qigong and a Doctorate in biomedical research.
Vivian is dedicated to the practice of the holistic healing arts in a professional and supportive environment. A foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is drawn upon to address health concerns and improve well-being. The focus of her treatments is to allow patients to tune into their bodies and become active participants in pain management and other health issues at hand. TCM theories are used to identify the “root” of a health condition, rather than treating only the “branches” or clinical symptoms. Her goal is to integrate complementary treatment strategies with Western medical supervision to best support the patient as a whole. Vivian listens with a patient ear and treats with a compassionate heart. Her philosophy is that we all possess an innate healing wisdom and the patient and therapist can work as a team to bring the body-mind into balance.