A New York native, Frances first pursued and obtained her undergraduate degree in Massage Therapy from the New York College of Health Professions. Subsequently, she further continued her education in healthcare by receiving a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine and was honored with the award for Clinical Excellence from the New York College of Health Professions.
Frances is a licensed acupuncturist in the District of Columbia and New York, with over a decades experience in clinical practice. She offers a holistic approach to her practice, utilizing multiple treatment modalities such as acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, gua-sha, Chinese herbal medicine, and nutritional and lifestyle counseling based upon an integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Element Theory.
She has received advanced training and certification in DaShin Technique with Hideo Takahashi, rice grain moxibustion with Junji Mizutani, Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture with Virginia Doran, and apprenticed under Ping Zhang, author of
A Comprehensive Handbook of Traditional Chinese Medicine Facial Rejuvenation.
Frances has specialized experience in pain management, having worked for six years in physical rehabilitation clinic alongside medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists.
She has successfully treated numerous health concerns including orthopedic conditions, psycho-emotional disorders, woman's health, metabolic imbalances, gastrointestinal dysfunction, complementary cancer care, and a myriad of other internal medicine conditions.
Of special interest to Frances is oncology. During her adolescent years, she lost her younger brother to childhood leukemia. He became her inspiration to pursue a career in healthcare. Being the mother of two adult children who were diagnosed with A.D.H.D. and autism, and having served as a volunteer parent member on the Committee for Special Education at her children's school district, Frances holds a special place in heart for people diagnosed with learning and developmental disabilities. Her personal journey to heal her children has made her a truly holistic and compassionate practitioner.