After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in bio-chemistry at Occidental College in LosAngeles, California, Summer continued her education at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland, California, where she earned her Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In 2010 Summer completed a two year post graduate study program with the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine with her teacher Arnaud Versluys, PhD, L.Ac., where she became a diplomate in Canonical Chinese Medicine. She continues to practice Han style herbal prescriptions which are based on pulse findings.
Summer also practices Kiiko Matsumoto style acupuncture which uses a highly systematized method of palpation of the abdomen and other reflexes to suggest both diagnosis as well as treatment strategies. This method allows for instant feedback of the patient’s condition to both the patient and the acupuncturist.
With acupuncture and herbal medicine, Summer provides thoughtful and thorough health care. It’s her goal to empower clients to take control of their health as well as to support their journey toward optimal wellness. When not in the office, Summer can be found with her family on some sort of outdoor adventure, or at the crossfit gym pushing heavy weights around.