“He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.” - Thomas Carlyle
Growing up as a first-generation Polish-American, I strive to make medicine accessible and approachable. I believe that everyone has the right to feel good within their bodies and have therefore found myself naturally gravitating towards mind-body practices, addressing both musculoskeletal and emotional pain. Alongside acupuncture, I also have training in perineural injection therapy, craniosacral, orthobionomy, applied kinesiology, myofascial, neuroemotional technique, and pelvic floor therapy. I often focus on providing patients with choice and options in interventions, so they can feel empowered in their health decisions. Regarding my professional training, I have graduated from SUNY Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. During that time, I became interested in research and had a focus on oxytocin and neurodevelopment. My research and medical interests (especially towards health equity) directed me towards Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health, where I received a Masters in Medical Research and Global Health. During this time, I had an opportunity to work with a non-profit in Poland offering medical services to children struggling with neurodevelopment, which allowed me to reconnect to my values in medicine. Polish culture traditionally has a focus on herbal remedies (often proprietary blends persevered through monasteries) and food as medicine; upon deeper introspection, I realized that my fundamental values most align with naturopathic medical principles. So I packed my bags and moved to Portland, Oregon to complete a degree in Naturopathic Medicine and East Asian Medicine, with a certificate in Midwifery and Natural Childbirth.
In my free time, I love to travel, experience different cultures, social dance (the universal language - dances such as blues, Lindy Hop, salsa), getting lost in a book over a cup of tea, and escape into PNW nature as much as possible by hiking, backpacking, or dispersed camping.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about me; I look forward to working with you towards achieving your health goals.