Karen holds a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the prestigious Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in Ohio and is nationally certified as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine (Diplo. OM) by the National Certification Commision for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Karen interned extensively in integrative medical centers in California including Rady Children's hospital where she specialized in cancer care and chronic pain as well as the UCSD Free Clinics Project, working with veterans suffering from PTSD. Before returning to Cleveland, she was a private practitioner at the Pacific Center of Health in San Diego along side some of the most respected acupuncturists in the country. She is a general practitioner with a focus on pain management, internal medicine, neurological disorders, cancer care, psycho-emotional issues, and orthopedics.
Karen became involved in acupuncture after extensive training in Chinese martial arts in New York City under the teaching of Master Fukui Yang. She has competed in Tai Chi and Xin Yi Five Element forms. Having experienced the impact of Chinese health practices, including acupuncture treatments, she returned to her hometown of Cleveland in 2013 in order to share her knowledge about how Traditional Chinese Medicine can prevent ailments and improve health and well-being. She encourages her patients to participate and to proactively work through exercise and wellness planning to relieve pain and other dis-ease they might have, to restore their overall health and renew their bodies and quality of life.