Optimal health is your natural potential.
Whether you're at a crossroads with 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 achieve optimal 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 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 takes a holistic view of your health and focuses on a meridian approach to Acupuncture rather than a point specific approach. In other words, I treat you and use modalities to inspire your inherent healing potential. This form of medicine goes beyond treating your symptoms or your illness.
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 helped me recover from extreme stress during my first year in college and has been the most intimate and important practice to help me through the ebbs and flows of life. I’ve now been teaching for over 17 years.
My multicultural passion began as a young refugee from Iran and has inspired me to be a lifelong student of various subjects, cultures, languages, and medical modalities. I’m fluent in three languages (English, Farsi, German), I’m a certified yoga instructor, and 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 through my longtime teacher and 88th generation Daoist 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.
At the Living a Fulfilled Life blog, you can read articles written by me and my husband to empower your self-care, and help you better understand our unique approach to healthcare and how it can support you.
Want some inspiration to practice at home? You can check out some of my videos on YouTube.
Ready to take the first step to transform your health and life? Click below to schedule an appointment to work with me one-on-one.
APPLYING THE 5 ELEMENTS OF CHINESE MEDICINE TO OPTIMIZE YOUR HEALTH and VITALITY
Learn how Chinese Medicine can empower how you live a healthier life in my free talk from the Vibrant Yoga Life Online Summit.
Blending Yoga and Chinese Medicine into a healing Business practice
In this Healing Business Podcast interview, I share why Yoga and Chinese Medicine create a perfect synthesis, as well as personal insights and habits for success that I think will benefit you.