Whether you're at a crossroads in your relationship, career or inner journey, your health is the pillar of your future success and happiness.

What I Do

My intention is to empower you to optimize your health so you can live the life you deserve.

I adapt classical approaches to Yoga and Chinese Medicine for your modern life to support you to have the health and energy to do more of what you love.

What’s special about my approach

You deserve personalized and customized care. Because healthcare is personal and there is no one-size-fits-all.

The one-on-one work I do is based in Classical Chinese Medicine, which encompasses a meridian approach to Acupuncture that, through a thorough understanding of disease development, can effectively treat a variety of diseases disorders ranging from minor ailments to serious, chronic conditions.

This holistic approach allows me to go beyond treating your symptoms or illness to support your optimal healing potential.

Because you are unique. And your healthcare should be, too.

Classical Chinese Medicine is the foundation of the work I do at A Center for Natural Healing, a health and wellness clinic in Santa Clara, California, where I’m Co-Director along with my husband, Salvador Cefalu, M.S., L.Ac.

I couple this care with my love of Yoga, which I’ve been teaching for nearly two decades.

Regular Yoga practice was my saving grace in recovering from extreme stress and anxiety during my first year in college and has been the most intimate and important practice that continues to guide me through life’s ebbs and flows. (You can read about my personal journey here).

My multicultural passion began as a young refugee from Iran and continues to inspire me as a lifelong student of culture, language, and medicine in all its variety.

I’m fluent in three languages (English, Farsi, German) and I love to learn. I have a B.A. in Political Economy from UC Berkeley, an M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University, and a Ph.D. in Classical Chinese Medicine from American University of Complementary Medicine with my primary teacher and 88th generation Daoist Grand Master, Dr. Jeffrey Yuen.

But what I care about most is developing ways to help you find your path to healing so you can live a truly fulfilled life.

How to get started

Throughout my site, I offer resources to help you cultivate optimal health. The best place to start is to fill out the form below so I can send you a free 5 Step Guide to Fatigue Relief and support you at every step of the way on your journey to wellness.

There are plenty of opportunities to experience my integrative approach to Yoga and Chinese Medicine through workshops and retreats as well as in my teacher training programs. Need inspiration to start a home practice? You can check out my videos on YouTube.

And you’ll find dozens of Chinese medicine-inspired articles written by me and my husband, Salvador Cefalu, M.S., L.Ac., that’ll empower your self-care at our Living a Fulfilled Life blog.

Ready to take the first step to transform your health and life?

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
— Mother Teresa